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Exploring new ideas and discussing possibilities has been taken to another level with the design capabilities and technical expertise of Rich Hostelley Architect.

Owners of existing commercial and potential real estate investment properties come to him for help early on in the decision-making process. By performing simple on site verification studies and combining available information we are able to quickly evaluate the upgrade and renovation potential for retail, office, and residential projects and translate that evaluation into scaled plan and three dimensional graphics. The resulting design studies are invaluable to his clients analyzing possibilities, marketing tools, and budget construction costs before commitments are made.


The design and construction process moves progressively from general to specific. Information continues to compile on previous decisions until all outstanding choices are finalized. This allows the budget to redefine itself as the project information develops.



Identify client needs

Interview architects

Review philosophy, portfolio, and  references

Discuss values, relationships, and enthusiasm

Visit past jobs, talk to clients

Determine target scope and budget

Discuss fee and schedule

Review and sign architectural (and engineering) proposal agreement



Pre-Design Phase

  • Programming interview

  • Review owner provided existing conditions

  • Photographic documentation of existing conditions

  • Analyze site restrictions, zoning codes, existing conditions, and program budgets

Schematic Design Phase

  • Prepare design options (plan)

  • Meet with client to review, analyze, approve, or combine options

  • Refine plan per meeting comments

  • Prepare elevations and massing studies (axonometric or study model)

  • Meet with client review, analyze and approve

  • Refine elevations and massing models per meeting comments

  • Prepare additional details, list of materials, finishes and outline specifications

  • Obtain client approval

  • Prepare request for pricing- submit to contractor/estimator

  • Obtain “Conceptual pricing” estimate from contractor

  • Review with owner(s)

Design Development Phase

  • Calculate, select, determine, refine, quantify, and identify

  • Contractor pricing

  • Owner sign-off and approvals

    • Homework package

    • Finish schedule and allowances

    • Details and sketches

    • Packages of cut sheets

Construction Document Phase

  • Prepare complete construction documents

  • Meet with owner to review progress

  • Review owner-provided equipment package

  • Develop specifications and project manual

  • Obtain client sign-off and approvals


Commercial Tenant Office Design

Construction Management

Custom Residential Design

Existing Facility Upgrade Design

Major Additions to Existing Buildings

New Building Construction

Precast Concrete Parking Structures 

Preparation of Solicitation Packages

Repair and Inspection

reports and Analysis of Existing Facilities

Retail Shops, Stores and Restaurants

Site Planning Design

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