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1-828-258-9118   apractice@mindspring.com

about the practice

Architect Con Dameron, offers more than thirty years of Architectural experience including site selection, masterplanning, residential/housing design, additions and renovations, recreational and resort architecture, mountain lodges/pavilions,  and rural estate planning and design.This  includes energy efficiency, effective use of technology, sustainable, healthy and durable construction materials.

Day and evening design charrettes are offered “on your site” or “in your home” to explore the likely potential for expansion or reshaping existing homes, businesses and properties. An affordable and flexible range of services is provided, appropriate to the needs of each project. Please call for more information.

Design Process and Approach
Con Dameron
Beginning with each site’s unique terroir, the relationships of interior and exterior spaces requested by each client are applied to an energetic design process and evaluation. Meaningful design, enjoyable spaces, and an appreciation for the seasonal changes pervade each project’s special condition. A “hands-on approach” without preconception is dedicated to every design.
Site Study and Analysis
Each site is unique to its special conditions. Our regional climate offers four balanced seasons and the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy mountain living with thoughtful study and integration of each project into its site environment. Careful site analysis, understanding of microclimates, solar exposures, topography; weather patterns, watershed, landscape and views, and the guidelines and requirements of each community and municipality.
Architectural Design
Once the clients program and property are carefully considered, a series of site scaled approaches and plan studies are developed, including sketches, thumbnails and vignettes of potential architectural arrangements. These are reviewed in working sessions with the client and a preferred approach is determined. From there, a preliminary design with increasing scale plan and exterior drawings is developed and refined, with sufficient documentation for preliminary estimating and approvals.
Documentation & Construction
Documentation for construction is provided in a professional approach, to fit each project’s scope and needs. Team approaches, including the building contractor, interior designer, landscape architect, and owner are welcome. The Architectural Practice offers more than 30 years of diverse experience including energy efficiency, effective use of technology, sustainable, healthy and durable products, accurate documentation and knowledge of construction processes.
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