This is your dream house, not ours, therefore you remain in control of your residential project throughout the process, every dialogue, every decision. Trust. Communication. Transparency: The tenants of our design-build philosophy. The traditional design-bid-build process casts architects and builders as strange bedfellows, forced into collaboration by the client. Decidedly different, our collaborative approach features a genuine alliance, built over 17 years of working together as JLF Architects and Big-D Signature. We come to the table as a team, your team. Sensitive to the potential for third-wheel dynamics, we invest a lot of time and thought at the start of the project getting to know you and your lifestyle. We ask, listen and learn. We then present a working program and budget, as we do at every stage of the process, ever adjusting our estimates. The preliminary design phase finds us mapping relationships between land, panorama, structure and spaces.