Ventura, CA 93001
RGS DESIGN STUDIO
Ventura, CA 93001
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL BUILDING DESIGN:
Depending on the type and size of the building, the zoning, and other factors residential and commercial projects may be subject to design phases, and we can satisfy any of them. We can conceptualize the plan and exterior appearance of the structure based on your intent, style, and preferences. The design may be modified until all the requirements are met and it's ready for the documentation phase. Our involvement may require the specification of structural elements, finishes, architectural enhancements, methods and building practices, all cross-referenced to the latest state or municipal codes available. We can process and monitor the project up to the last phase, including approval, construction and final inspection.
To best assist clients in achieving their goals we offer various levels of service. Based on the specific objective one or more of them may apply to a particular project:
We assess the overall complexity of the intended project for a fee. We give verbal or written analysis, write a program for the design, define the strategies, make modifications to existing drafts when available, and identify the best practices for execution.
We identify the clients needs and objectives in a preliminary session. The first session is free of charge, then we determine the approach based on the project's intent. The degree of complexity determines the extent of our involvement and the levels required to acheive the goal.
In this phase we give the client a " tentative look " for their intended project. This can be done in a simplistic or elaborate form depending on the need and the client's preference.
In this phase we prepare definite drawings which may be used for presentations, board analysis, building departments, or to guide construction.
If the job requires approval by a government agency we process all the documents at the different levels of the agency's building departments.
If there is a government agency involved, we approve your documents.
OBSERVATION & MANAGEMENT:
Whether the project needs an approval or not we can supervise construction for a fee, once initiated we make sure the contractor follows the specifics and there are no unnessesary shortcuts taken.
We assist with bidding and negotiating a construction contract from bidders. If you select a contractor from our trusted list, the work supervision is free of charge. For interiors and landscape work, our team of workers can perform the job.
Any of our services can be provided on an hourly basis
or as part of a contract package.
Interiors require special atenttion to finishes, furnishings, window treatments, interior colors, textures, lighting, and other decorative elements. Our dedication to each of these aspects demands close collaboration with selected vendors and contracting partners. We forged these relationships over time; this gives us the opportunity to guarantee clients the high-end, quality and timely delivery they seek. In these processes we conceptualize, create artistic views, sample boards, select all decorative elements and we are involved throughout completion to address the smallest detail.
LANDSCAPE & GARDEN DESIGN:
In this category we do the conceptual for any size outdoor space, but our involvement may lead to construction and the installation of plantings. We select plantings for the specific climate zones in California, common native species that require little maintenance. Valuable knowledge has been aquired through our own experiementation, and special attention is given to low irrigation, and water reuse from rain, or other sources.