Excerpts from our "Ask the Expert" segment with Shelley Irwin on December 17:
Q: How closely do you work with the families during a home renovation or new design?
A: Building or renovating a home is a very personal experience. We work to discover what’s mportant to them. We ask a series of questions to fully understand their needs. We want to know what each room is used for and at what time of day. From the answers we develop a few options with various rooms and layouts. We present those options in the form of physical models on a small scale. Once we settle on a design we develop that model on the computer, both in 2D and 3D, it’s important for people to see what their house is going to look like when we’re done.
One our favorite builders, Matt Reinsma of Bespoke Homes stopped by with a pretty incredible surprise for our own Megan Feenstra-Wall.
They are working on a residential project together and when Matt presented the trophy to Megan he said he has never worked with an architect as good as her. She helps keep the project moving forward responding efficiently and effectively to the client needs and requests.
He emailed later saying, "I meant every word about how the effort from you and MMA is second to none. Keep up the great work.
Thanks Matt - we think you're pretty great too and look forward to many more projects together.