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Architecture Design

The best of both worlds

We integrate sophisticated design with the natural community to build more usable environments at little or no extra costs. We believe in building smarter, not in building more.

Most people think of architecture as a process of various stages of design and construction. However, we think of it as a natural and needed evolution of a surrounding to enhance the community for the greater good. Community collaboration is vital to our approach. We rarely move forward on a project without considering community and environment. In the end, we strive for seamless integration into environment but with a structure that asserts it’s own identity into the community.

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Services

The most difficult part of any project is staying true to its original ideals and maintaining clarity from conceptualization to creation and into patterns of use. Portales offers the following primary and secondary services:

Architecture Design

After our assessment of a project, we are then able to design something physical that meets the needs of the project. We start with concept sketches and then eventually move those over to 3D space using AutoCad software. Once in AutoCad, the possibilities are limitless but we always stay true to the definitions and requirements created in the assessment phase. We then begin to identify and flesh out more needs. In the end, we give form and meaning to rooms and buildings. We take pride in always balancing internal functions with external demands of site, climate and culture. The compenents of this service are:

  • Assessment and planning (pre-design)
  • Measuring and Drawing
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Contract Documentation
  • Bidding and Negotiation with Sub-Contractors
  • Master Planning and Permitting
  • Construction Phases

Landscape Design (secondary service)

Our goal is to create seamless integration between architecture and landscape. Some of our landscape related services are:

  • Concrete and pavers installation
  • Retaining walls
  • Privacy dividers
  • Outdoor lighting

Interior Design (secondary service)

 

Design Process

Evolution 1

Evolution 1

Early design sketches for concept and client review

Evolution 2

Evolution 2

Initial 3D exploration model

Evolution 3

Evolution 3

Second phase to aid in details and materials options

Evolution 4

Evolution 4

Fully developed photorealistic 3D model