Pacific Architects Inc Santa Barbara CaliforniaOur Process

Our process begins with listening. We believe that understanding our client’s goals and dreams is essential to every project. From this foundation, we engage in a comprehensive study of the natural site and landscape, including its possibilities and constraints. We guide our clients through a creative and detailed design process that allows them to make informed decisions about how they inhabit their land. 

As the design evolves we explore the connections between indoor and outdoor spaces, views, and light, as well as choices about materials, sustainability, and building systems. Each design develops through the use of hand sketches, digital renderings and physical models, as necessary. Throughout the process, we pay close attention to our client’s budgets and encourage engaging contractors or cost estimators in value engineering, early on. We interface with government agencies to ensure proper entitlements through the process. We create a team of knowledgeable and talented engineers and consultants to develop a complete well thought out project. With the client’s approval of the design, careful research goes into the preparation of detailed specifications and construction drawings.