Quality design, architecture, and project oversight, from unlocking your idea to unlocking the door.
Your new build or renovation is an exciting project that can quickly become an overwhelming process. If steps are skipped, misunderstood, or trusted to the wrong people, timelines and/or expenditures can get out of hand, and your vision may never be realized to its full potential.
This is why DOW-PEARCEdesign offers personalized project oversight, providing you with everything you need to see your home and office renovation or new build through to completion. From designs, drawings, and documentation to plans, photos, precedents, and permits, we coordinate the process, providing you with peace of mind.
DOW-PEARCEdesign aims to create spaces with appreciable visual and physical circulation. Through the integration of structure, volume, open/closed, interior/exterior, and public/private spaces, we achieve results that allow visual and physical movement through architecture in a pleasingly effective and efficient manner.
The sensory aspects of touch and sight play a large role in the success of a project. We create intimate, personalized designs through careful selection of colors, materials, textures, fabrics, and finishes. Sometimes relating to existing architecture, these critical selections can often be thought of as the jewellery of design - something that brings the finishing touches to complete the whole.
Well-constructed projects leave nothing to chance. Construction drawings take conceptual design ideas and put them into the language that informs the action of contractors; including framers, plumbers, electricians, millworkers and other trades.
Our clients want well built projects, which we ensure by specifying dimensions, the assembly of walls, floors, and roofs, material placement, millwork details and lighting locations - just to name a few elements of the construction drawing set.
A part of the construction agreement, this is another the most important document required to bring a project through to completion.
All materials that go into a project are listed, including concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites, thermal and moisture protection, openings, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, earthwork, exterior, and more. The contractors need to know what to use and where to use it. That is our job (in coordination with you).
Working with a carefully curated network of providers and consultants, DOW-PEARCEdesign selects these important elements with (or for) our clients. When necessary we oversee the delivery, arrangement and installation of furniture, drapery, and upholstery, while also passing along savings gained through our trade discounts and relationships offered by our suppliers.
As we move through this process, you are only one phone call or email away from talking to the principal, meaning you will never be left out of the loop. This direct access creates a stronger partnership, clearer communication, and a better end result.
STYLE THAT WORKS FOR YOU
We believe that your space should work for your life. Our favorite designs stand the test of time. They are contemporary, elegant, and promote flow - creating spaces that you will use and in which you will feel at ease. We strive to provide solutions that make architectural and economic sense, with quality results that work within your budget and timeframe.
FLEXIBLE WORK SCOPE
We love working on residential and commercial projects, renovations, and new builds. We’re at home in offices, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, in the yard, and any other place you spend time. Some clients bring us in for a specific stage of a build, while others have us go all the way. Some are hands-off, others prefer to co-pilot. Under any circumstance, we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations with exceptional work.
COORDINATION and NETWORK
Successful projects include the coordination of many moving parts. We work with contractors, consultants, subcontractors, and municipal (and rural) permitting authorities. We are happy to work with your chosen professionals, or recommend quality providers from within our network.
Your home or place of business is important, and we believe your project deserves individual attention. We are happy to provide a free consultation, where visions, master plans, timelines, and budgets can be discussed.
We will provide a detailed breakdown of the steps involved in our process, as well as a comprehensive estimate for design work, allowing us to move forward with clarity and confidence.