Scrafano Architects

Scrafano Process

Architecture projects are complex undertakings but we make the process easy and simple for you. We assist and advise you through every phase of the project from conceptual design through the construction process including architecture, interiors, furniture, permit submission, contractor selection, bid review and construction observation.

First we meet with the client.

We discuss the project to establish the size, scope, program priorities and budget. Usually this meeting takes place at the client’s site, enabling us to experience the spaces that we will work on. We take pictures and measurements from which we compose a set of drawings that reflect the existing conditions and serve as a background for the designing phase.

Then we begin to sketch ideas.

Often these preliminary sketches are drawn quickly with concern for positioning according to the opportunities and challenges of the site or space. Often gestural, these then begin to take shape as we work through the design process. 

We build physical and computer models.

Both help make the design more tangible. These models allow us to experience the space, to take ideas that are often difficult to understand with traditional 2D drawings and make the design come alive in a virtual environment. These tools make the decision making process much more efficient and realize the finished space before the beginning of construction.

We create material boards.

The boards show finishes, colors, materials and fixtures in their specific locations. These boards help us to create a cohesive approach to selecting the textures and palates for the project. We assist clients with selecting all parts of the building including plumbing and lighting fixtures, tiles, stone, color palates, furniture and art. 

We recommend contractors, landscape architects and other consultants.

We have worked with many different professionals over the years and are willing to share our contacts who are best suited to construct a project.

We assist during the bidding and all construction phases of the project.

During construction we often participate in weekly meetings at the site in order to ensure that all is running smoothly and that the project is being built according to the design intent.

Working with Scrafano Architects was a fantastic experience; the team listened to our expansion needs, and worked with a fantastic team to make our renovation a smooth experience.

- Ms Schwartz