Design Service


No matter how your dream home is categorized—luxury, modern, contemporary, custom—realizing your vision requires communication and planning with your residential architect.

Once a decision has been made to create something together, the team at BATTISTA will strive to build a special alliance with you—we both have a powerful vested interest in our mutual success. This will begin with a free 40-minute consultation, where we can answer your preliminary questions.

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Why Programming and Planning?

Before designing and building comes planning and programming. This is the essential moment when the unseen can be foreseen and hidden opportunities—and risks—discovered. Available options are fleshed out and realistic working budgets established; the scope of the overall project is defined. This is the time to conceptualize before bigger—and more expensive—commitments are made during design and construction.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

— Benjamin Franklin

What Does It Include?

Each project is, of course, unique. For most projects the Programming and Planning phase might include any of the following:

  • Site-selection assistance
  • Site analysis
  • Site planning
  • Reviewing city ordinances, zoning, and other broad regulations
  • Reviewing local building codes
  • Climate planning (a holistic embrace of designing and orientating a project to maximize renewable-energy opportunities)
  • Space planning (estimating not only requirements, but the relationship between distinct areas within a project)
  • Detailed estimates of square footage that meet the constraints presented by local regulations
  • Preliminary cost estimate
  • Preliminary schedule development
  • Preliminary design ideas

Special Additional Consultant Services

  • Legal survey of any potential building site
  • Geotechnical analysis

What Is the Cost?

A fixed fee, quoted in advance, dependent on project complexity and site criteria. If we move forward with your project, then this service fee will be waived and deducted from the final invoice.

A home design architect acts as your advisor, mentor, and counsel—and ultimately partner—as your custom home methodically comes into being.

Design Service

Turning the bold ideas we create together into reality will be a long process. Myriad steps will need to be taken. Extraordinary architecture can appear elegantly simple when finalized, but creating it is a complex endeavor and each phase must be carefully completed before moving onto the next. With our collective decades of architectural and design experience, we will carefully move through these necessary steps (the first two will require we work with you intensely to meet your requirements):

Schematic Design

Creation begins with an idea. The first step is carefully settling on your project’s preferred design concept. Translating your desires into a realistic hypothesis is the central goal of our schematic design process.

Design Development

Concept begins to meet reality. Our architects will advance the design significantly—until a clear image of what is to be exists. Building exteriors will be fully designed, interior layouts completed, room dimensions finalized, and most materials selected, including equipment, systems, and furnishings. An accurate project budget will result from this work.

Construction Document

We next move onto preparing technical drawings, detailed construction notes, and the specifications necessary to carry out the bidding, construction, and permitting processes. This is a more in-house, detailed phase where architects—working with structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil engineers (along with landscape architects)—work collaboratively to prepare a highly-detailed technical document.

Construction Administration

Once construction is underway, we will be dedicated to providing the level of oversight necessary to ensure your project is fabricated to the specs we’ve developed—thereby building your vision into a lasting reality.

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A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.

— Bruno Munari

Luxury real estate is built with imaginative vision and technical mastery. We are an architecture firm with some of the best talent available from around the world—all of whom can lend their expertise to your project.


Any significant building project is an intellectual adventure; it is a complicated undertaking. From understanding all the legal implications to knowing where to access the best construction materials, designing and building is a multidisciplinary endeavor demanding the knowledge of a multitude of dedicated professionals.

The team at BATTISTA will build a special alliance with you, with both of us having a powerful vested interest in our mutual success. This will begin with a free 40-minute consultation, where we can answer your preliminary questions.

Click here to book your 40min free consultation.

A wise person knows there is something to be learned from everyone.

– Unkown