Koncept Design + Build personally crafts customized designs for our client’s homes to perfectly tailor to your vision and personality. Together, we will create a warm environment that connects your internal landscape with your external landscape, creating a space that’s distinctly your own to call home for years to come. Our home plans are always custom tailored to match your tastes and reflect your personality. When you plan your new home with Koncept Design + Build you are working with an extensively experienced team whose passion is wholly dedicated to the beautiful creation of your unique home.
Northern Virginia’s Custom Home Designer
Our custom home planning process revolves around you from beginning to end: your vision, your design, your home.
Throughout the home planning process, we are fully devoted to developing your vision of the space. We work with you extensively to develop an understanding of your motivations, goals, and preferred aesthetic before beginning the design process. Our thorough and individualized approach allows us to be synergetic with even the smallest details of your vision, ensuring a smooth process down the road and a result that is distinctly your own.
At Koncept Design + Build, we intimately craft customized home plans that perfectly reflect your vision and emotion. For each project our design process is tailored to best serve your unique needs every step of the way. Koncept Design + Build ensures you, your vision, and ultimately your new home, are all treated with care, respect, and dedication. No detail is too small, no request is too large. We are committed to ensuring your home project is uniquely crafted and seamlessly executed. Our design services are wholistic: we are fully devoted to all planning stages of your project.
Koncept Design + Build is driven by passion and profound connections with our clients. With our artisanal approach and comprehensive experience, your vision will grow to new heights and your design will become beautiful reality before your very eyes. Together, we will create a gorgeous, distinct space that inspires warmth and enhances your sense of home. Your home will inspire joy when you wake up in the morning and complete comfort when you return at the end of the day.
A Closer Look at our Design Process
(Approx. 2-3 Weeks)
We will provide one (1) initial consultation meeting with the purpose of establishing the program design for the home. Following the initial programming meeting, if Required, we shall perform a survey of the property to ascertain building dimensions and evaluate the existing conditions of the home. If required, we will also engage the structural engineer whom will begin the site survey of the property’s structure to determine what elements are considered “load bearing” and which elements are not. If required, we will also engage the civil engineer whom will begin the site survey of the property to determine the topography and design elements for the grading plan.
We will provide up to three (3) iterations of Schematic Design drawings, based on feedback provided in the initial consultation meeting. Additional iterations may be requested and will be billed as an Additional Service.
Drawings prepared in this phase shall be provided in the form of computer—drafted documents (CAD) floor plans and elevation drawings representing the scale and relationship of Project components, location, and orientation on the site. At this stage, assumptions are made regarding the structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements. We will meet with you to present and receive feedback on each iteration of the Schematic Design drawings. Prior to We beginning the next iteration or phase, we ask that you provide one set of written comments for inclusion in the next iteration, or approval to begin the next phase.
Based on the latest iteration of Schematic Design drawings, we will provide one (1) iteration of Design Development documents. Additional iterations may be requested and will be billed as an Additional Service.
Drawings prepared during this phase shall include the following:
- Proposed Floor Plans
- Demo Plans (If Required)
- Proposed Exterior Elevations
- Additional drawings to convey scope of work
(Approx. 2-4 Weeks)
Construction Schedule of Values
This meeting is held Prior to the execution of the construction contract and is set to review with the client the costs and scheduling associated with their project. At this point in time we will give the client an overview of the project as a whole and set all of the expectations for maintaining the budget, schedule and quality of workmanship.
- Distribute construction drawings to multiple subcontractors for pricing
- Analyze bids for selection
- Assemble bid packages with allowance options (if required)
- Generate construction project schedule
- Deliver project Construction Agreement
Construction Bidding & Budget
During this phase, we will distribute the Design Development Drawing Set to sub-contractors and vendors as required for the built out of the Project, and collect and analyze bids. Once completed we will create suitable schedule of values, total cost budget, and project schedule for the Project. At this point, all of the gathered information will be drawn up and presented in a formal Construction Contract. If mutually agreed upon, we will then complete the remaining phases of the design contract in order to complete the construction of the project.
(Approx. 3-4 Weeks)
Construction Drawings (CD Set)
Based on the latest iteration of Design Development Documents, We will prepare a set of permit drawings. Drawings will describe the Project in technical detail sufficient to receive jurisdictional approval. This set will included Structural and MEP drawings in addition to all of the Architectural drawings. Any changes requested after permit submission shall be provided as Additional Services.
Drawings prepared during this phase shall include the following:
- Cover Sheet/Project Information/General Notes
- Existing/Demolition Plans of Existing House and Partial Alternate Plans
- Floor Plans – Each habitable Level Require for Permitting: Basement Level/Main Level
- Elevations, Existing/Proposed – If Required
- Building Sections – (1) Full Section, (1) Partial Alternate Plan Section – If Required
- Detail Sheets as needed for construction elements
- Schedules – Windows, Doors, and Room Square Footage.
- Structural plans/details provided by engineer as needed.
- Electrical Plans – Each habitable Level: Basement and Main Level
- Plumbing Water/Gas Riser Diagrams
- HVAC Duct Layout Upper Level Drawings & Manual J Load Calculation sheets per jurisdiction requirements
Based on the latest iteration of Design Development Documents, We will prepare a set of Certified Structural Drawings. These drawings will describe the project in technical and structural detail sufficient to build the project and receive jurisdictional approval. Any changes requested after permit submission shall be provided as Additional Services.
(Approx. 6-8 Weeks)
We will prepare a set of permit drawings, for submission with the building permit application, along with the Structural and Civil Engineering drawings (if applicable). This will also be the set of Drawings that are used to construct your home. Once drawings are completed, we will provide services to file for a building permit and monitor its progress. We will retrieve all required building permits for project. All permit fees incurred separate from expediting fee shall be reimbursed by Client at time permit has been obtained and delivered. Any changes requested after permit submission shall be provided as Additional Service.