topography survey (this is optional, but will allow us to model your site in 3d)
measurements of the existing residence (for remodeling only)
your wish list for the house including photos, sketches and magazine clippings that you have collected
releases from previous Designers/Architects
What To Expect
Once you start your project, we will send you a login and password for your client page. This page is where we will keep all your project information organized. Click on the image below to view a sample client page.
We will research your specific site and develop a list of restrictions, zoning regulations, building setbacks, etc. which will govern your project. Google Maps & Earth will be used to research neighborhood conditions, surrounding housing, etc. We will discuss your wish list for the design, and establish guidelines including ideal size, number of bedrooms, style of home, number of stories, orientation on lot, etc.
We will create a 3D model of your home using Google Sketchup Pro. This model will include the site plan, building structure, interior fixtures and cabinets, doors, windows, finishes, site trees, sidewalks, etc.
If you are building on a sloping lot, and provide a topography survey, then the plans will include a 3D modeled site with contours.
You will be able to download the current design in Sketchup format and view or edit using free Sketchup software. The Sketchup model can be exported to most CAD programs. On your client page, you will also be able to view videos, panoramas and still images of your project.
You will provide feedback on the design to Dan Tyree by email or phone. To move from the Design to the Construction Document phase, you will need to approve the design in writing or by email. During the design phase, the client can make whatever changes they wish. If the client requests changes after signing the Design Approval, any changes will be charged at $75 per hr.
We will take your completed Sketchup design and create construction drawings using Google Layout software. These drawings print on 36x24 (D size) paper. They can be duplicated at most printers. These drawings typically include Floor Plans, 4 Exterior Elevations, Roof Slope Plan, Electrical Fixture Plans, Foundation Plan, 2 Wall Sections, Foundation Details, Site Plan Layout & Construction Details.
We will publish the Sketchup and PDF files of your plans to your client page on dantyree.com for review. The PDF version of the plans is very convenient for emailing to potential builders, suppliers, subcontractors and curious family members. You will provide final comments, and any change requests before final printing. Depending on your contract, we will provide printed or digital final sets.
Getaway Cottage on Pine Island, Florida
We're creating a large version of our Coconut plan for a client in Florida. This design has a combination living and bedroom.
Modern Beach House in Delaware
We're creating a modern beach house for a client in Delaware. The client's lot is beachfront, and also has direct views over a large wetlands to the south of the property. The client started with a local architect, but was not satisfied with the results, and came to us to design a more modern home for them.
Curving Roofs in Houston, TX
We're creating a custom design for a client in Houston, TX. The exterior features a stone finish and curving roof structure. The interior is large and holds six bedroom suites.
Castle in Michigan
We started with our Darien plan and made extensive revisions. The client is building using an ICF wall structure. The exterior will be finished with granite door and window elements.
Renovation and Addition in Orlando, FL
Photo album of a home renovation and addition in College Park, Orlando, FL.
Renovation and Addition at 2223 Amherst Avenue, Orlando, FL
This design remodeled and expanded an existing home, and added another unit on the lot. Both units have new garages, and the style of the exterior was made more prominent by recreating the original 1920's bungalow detailing. Winner of 3 Aurora Awards and 1 Grand Aurora Award from the SouthEast Builder's Conference and featured in the 2008 Orlando Parade of Homes.