Kudos – Wingenter

What clients say about WishingRock Studio:     “Eric is knowledgeable, easy to work with and obviously takes pride in his work. He will outline the pros and cons of decisions in the course of design and will diplomatically let you know when he thinks you are making a mistake. The final product of his.. read more →

20 Jun 2010
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What Architects Do — Services Rundown

Architects design living solutions. That means we help you identify what you need to live comfortably and create a place to do it that you can afford. All architects offer this service although the way they describe it differs.These are services clients request and their perceptions of it. read more →

12 May 2010
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Architect or Aspirin? — Common Design Headaches

I love what I do — designing personalized homes. It’s a daunting but fulfilling challenge to help families design unique living spaces. You love what I do too and that’s why I see an increasing number of your plans during owner-architect interviews. You share hand sketches, grid paper layouts, magazine overlays, photographs and computer renditions. Admit it, being your own designer is sexy and you want to say, “I did it!”, but despite how inspiring and creative your plans are, they often lack design coherence and include expensive mistakes. Your sketches, layouts, overlays and programs are good ways to start, but they are a poor way to finish a design unless you have the insight and skills to make a design work. To all you design cavaliers who want to try their hand at home design, I appreciate your effort and ingenuity, but please avoid these common design headaches. read more →

31 Mar 2010
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Working With an Architect

Maybe I’ve taken it for granted because I’ve worked with architects and other design professionals my whole adult life so I know what architects do; but I’ve learned most people (builders included) have never worked with an architect and have no idea what an architect does. read more →

22 Jan 2010
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How detailed are your drawings?

How detailed are your drawings? In a phrase, VERY detailed. My drawing set includes plans (site, roof, floor, framing) and layout drawings (foundation, electrical, mechanical, plumbing). I also add elevations (exterior, interior) and finish schedules (door, window, room, cabinet). Last but not least, I include architecturally-unique construction details and 3D drawings to show how to.. read more →

16 Dec 2009
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How do I get a good construction estimate?

How do I get a good construction estimate? The jury is still out, but one thing is for sure; no one knows what a project costs until it’s finished. The industry and most builders will suggest they are better estimators than architects are. I agree that a builder will arrive at a price for your.. read more →

12 Dec 2009
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Kudos – Mitchell

What clients say about WishingRock Studio: “In the beginning, we presented Eric with a shopping list of requirements and desirements for our retirement home. We did the initial interviews with Eric and worked with some of his design tools. He said he would generate three sketches; one we would probably love, one that would probably.. read more →

06 Nov 2009
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Tutor17-Project Specs

The project specs are a description of the product quality, quantity and practices you and your contractor use to build your project. read more →