The Architect is In; Scheming with Taryn; Design Time; Time for Design; Make Space Sesh; Ideation Creation; Space/Design Ideation

Photo by Courtney Paige Ray

Photo by Courtney Paige Ray

Look, I get it.

They say that architecture and design is for the 1% and while you’ll always find me trying to fight that through advocacy, education, and my own pro-bono work, I recognize that most of my friends can’t afford my typical design fees. Maybe you can, but you are a DIYer just lacking some spacial knowledge. Whatever may be your particular case, I’m here to help.

Spawned from my desire to create a bite-sized package that my friends and family could afford, in 2019 I have launched The Architect is In - a 2 hour in person meeting in your space to work through ideas to rehabilitate it in a smart and cohesive manner. After the meeting, I will email you some sort of tangible take away in the form of a drawing or design board, completely customized to whatever design dilemma you were having.

Using both my architecture and interior design skills, this service is available to any project that matches my expertise - boutique spaces to live, work, and play. We can work together if you rent your apartment, own your home, have a retail location, or have an office space of any sort.

So What do I get?

I thought you would ask. So let me share a few examples.

The condo kitchen dilemma

Baily and Charlie knew for years that they needed to update their kitchen and every time they talked about it, they had conflicting ideas as well as just not knowing what the various possibilities would mean for their space in terms of light, spacial quality, and function. After spending two hours with them, we came up with a plan to …. and this is what I sent to them two days after our meeting.

The new business on the block

Baily and Charlie knew for years that they needed to update their kitchen and every time they talked about it, they had conflicting ideas as well as just not knowing what the various possibilities would mean for their space in terms of light, spacial quality, and function. After spending two hours with them, we came up with a plan to …. and this is what I sent to them two days after our meeting.

What it isn’t (change this to FAQ’s?)

While much of my time as an architect is spent understanding and interpreting the codes, this is work that takes more time than is available in a two hour meeting. The advice I will be giving is loose and more design oriented in that sense. I’m happy to direct you to where you can begin to read the code yourself, but I will not give any code advice that requires research.

Any drawing that I provide is only a design sketch for idea purposes and is meant only for ideas and not to be taken as a construction document. This holds me harmless should you decide to have something that I sketched built without me providing the actual built drawings and consulting with your contractor.