Professional Services & Mission
Mission is one of offering not only the traditional, but, the
latest technologically advanced professional services in the Hill Country,
with computer-aided design, visualization, specifications, and
professional drafting services.
The ability to design
cost effective sustainable structures is best measured by our
clients who operate and maintain our designs. References are
available on request.
Truly cost effective
buildings balance initial costs with on-going costs.
For example, the least expensive air conditioning system at
construction time may prove very expensive to operate, if it is energy
wasteful, not zoned properly, or has high maintenance expense.
The ability to perceive and evaluate these balances depends on a
professionalís depth of experience.
strength is in the experience and skill to work with our clients to
balance the three design and construction variables of
cost, quality and scope,
apply that balance to achieve the most aesthetically-pleasing and
client-need-satisfying design possible.
key components to control costs for our clients:
1) Realism: setting budgets
and estimating costs requires a realistic and pragmatic approach.
Early wishful thinking can be disastrous at bidding time.
2.) Courage: If a
clientís desires begin to exceed their budget, it is our responsibility to
make this known and deal with it at that time.
3.) Experience: We have a
wealth of years of experience and cost data from previous projects to apply,
plus many sources for pricing special features, such as
sustainability or green building.
© 2012 Michael Neal Walker, Architect #3491