“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci


Design begins with a conversation. We talk about your goals, lifestyle, site conditions and program. We develop and expand those ideas, then we begin to sketch!

We sketch, design, present then revise and repeat until you love your design.

In this phase you can expect to see floor plans, elevations, models and a site plan.

“The best ideas start as conversations.”

Jonathan Ive

CD’s and Permitting

Your architecture project is detailed and refined. Engineers calculate, plans are drawn and submitted for plan review to the local jurisdiction. In this phase you can expect to see lighting plans, mechanical plans, framing and foundation plans, interior elevations, preliminary discussions about finish materials. We will also iron out site condition issues like grading and drainage.

The plans are submitted to the local city, town or county for review and bidding begins while we all wait patiently for plan reviewers to review and approve the plans for construction. Then permit is issued and contractors start digging.

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

Steve Jobs


Upon plan approval and the issuance of the permit, construction begins and you begin to see your home take shape. Spry Arch follows the construction, we continue to refine the design and we work closely with the contractor addressing questions along the way. We work to protect the integrity of the design so the end product meets the conversation goals of our initial talks!

“The space within becomes the reality of the building.”

Frank Lloyd Wright