Do I need an architect if I work with Harby + Points?
You do not need to hire an additional architect if you work with Harby + Points! Our design packages come complete with permits, construction documents, and fully-dimensioned final plans ready to hand to your contractor and building department. This means you can take our complete plans to the city and your contractor and have peace of mind knowing that they are already approved, within code, and ready to begin your project build.
Do you take care of all the permits and contacting the city?
Yes, we do! We pride ourselves on making the whole design process as seamless as possible for our clients. We will contact the city for you and obtain any and all permits for your new build or remodel. We also ensure that your design plans fit within all city codes and restrictions.
Do you offer complimentary consultations to make sure we are a good fit?
Yes, for every inquiry, we love to take with potential clients either over the phone or meet in our office. These meetings typically last around 15 minutes and we discuss your projects, goals, how we can assist you, and answer any questions you might have.
How do payments work?
Our payment plans are flexible, but typically after a client accepts our proposal, we ask for a small retainer to hold your spot in our design queue and then a payments of 30% of your project proposal are due after each design phase. There are usually 2-3 design phases to each project.
Do you design small, affordable homes as well?
Yes, we love designing for homeowners, contractors, and investors that have budgets of any size! Some of our favorite projects have been homes that have small square footage.
What if I have already bought house plans?
We got you! Several clients of ours have already bought pre-made house plans online and come to us so we can make modifications to them and make sure they are a perfect fit for your project.
Do I need to hire a structural engineer?
Most projects do not require a structural engineer, but occasionally we do partner with a structural engineer if there are wide vaulted ceilings or other design features that require structural expertise. However, this is at no additional cost to you as it is all included with your Harby + Points design package.
How do commercial projects work?
Commercial projects follow the same structure as all of our design packages. You will receive permits, construction documents, and fully-dimensioned finalized plans that are ready to hand off to your contractor and building department. If needed, we also partner with an additional architect who will stamp your final plans. This is all included in your Harby + Points design package.
Do you work with clients outside the Inland northwest?
Absolutely! We are able to offer all of our services fully-remote. We will meet and talk about your project needs and goals on a video call and then dive into our signature design process which includes three phases: 2-3 concepts of 2D floor plans, elevations and 3D perspectives, and construction documents. We will meet after each phase is complete so you can sign off on the designs.