Why Design Build?

Our specialty is in architectural design build where our clients work with a single source responsible for all aspects of the project.

Architectural DesignDesigning your new home properly is so important, and an Architect is such an important choice in the process. However, designing the home to fit your budget is equally important to the design process. That’s why our in-house architectural design team, along with our construction and engineering experts, sit in the room with you to examine all aspects of how you will live in your home:

  • How you entertain or plan to entertain in your new home
  • The types of visitors you have and how that will change as your family grows or changes
  • Flow of traffic
  • How and where you eat
  • How and where you work in the home
  • And, of course, your budget

These are just a few of the many aspects of your life we discuss with you. We also look at the shape and topography of the home site, or lot, to maximize views, account for slope, maximize prevailing winds, and apply LEED principals (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for maximizing energy efficiency through good design. Equally important is our construction team’s input and knowledge regarding the efficient use of materials and affordability of the design, especially in regard to how the home sits on the lot and how the pool and outdoor living will be integrated. These items were often overlooked in the traditional method of design delivery.

The process starts with an interactive interview in which the Jenkins team asks detailed questions, and then carefully listens to what you say, and how you say it—your physical reaction, tone of voice, and body language. We drill down on every question to measure your response. Then we evaluate each answer to determine the priority of each feature and its place in the budget. We make sure you get what’s most important to you while staying true to the architecture and style of the home, world-class design of a Jenkins home, and your budget. Our in-house design team really makes the difference. Having our Lead Designer sitting across the table from you allows him to start sketching your thoughts and ideas right before your eyes. Other builders who claim to have a process similar to ours often do not employ the design team but rather outsource it to a team you may never even meet.

Our copyrighted Lifestyle Analysis is the most complete solution for designing a home, and is the reason our clients tell us that their home is perfect, every time.

Next, we move to Design Development.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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