Our full scope of architectural services in:
Bidding & Negotiation
Franklin Architect offers help with Site Selection, Master Planning, Space Planning, Preliminary CodeRreviews, Feasibility Studies.
We can offer some non-drawing building/ architectural ideas if the plans will be drawn by someone else. We can help with good solar orientation including west window locations, daylighting, compact and vertical zoned living, enhanced natural ventilation, insulation type, energy efficiency, back door location, garage location, air handler and water heater locations, shading, building materials, electrical sub-panel location, indoor air-quality, appliances, etc.
Energy efficiency should be very important if plan to stay in your home or building a long time. The cost to run the house will save you many dollars in the long run.
Just some thoughts.
Being good stewards of our environment is imperative. How we achieve that is a return to building design of yesteryear starting with solar orientation. There are many great solutions within a very modest budget before resorting to relatively expensive solar panels.