Design Ideas

Every space is different. Every structure has its unique reason for existing.
It might take a thousand ideas before arriving at the perfect one for a project and client. It's a necessary part of the creative architectural process. Often the client sees only two or three sketches for a particular question. Thinking of the many possibilities and presenting the few that could best suit the Owner is the most serious part of this work that is often invisible.


Here's how it's done.

  • Start with a project mission statement
  • Create an understanding of the top project goals and their order of importance.
  • List the the 3-5 top project objectives and their order of importance
  • Use the top 3-5 project objectives to brainstorm project goals in a non-judgmental environment
  • Put project objectives and goal aside for 2-4 weeks to let them marinate
  • Rigorously review goals and objectives to assign a priority ranking
  • Discover the most important design opportunities
  • Create project plan based on goals and objectives that includes milestones and contingencies

Featured News and Projects

Legacy of Saint Anthony nears completion

The 73 unit Legacy of St Anthony Assisted Living Building is nearing completion in the Village of Saint Anthony. Owned by LangNelson this building will feature a two story entry foyer, a complete dining facility with a commercial kitchen, heated underground parking, chapel, library, beauty parlor, exercise room and in home care services. It is located close to neighborhood shopping

Point Cloud usage is now possible!

What is a point cloud? This ghostly image is of a 3 dimensional model of an existing building- or part of a building. It is secured by use of a very expensive scanning device or by the use of photographs. A number of photographs taken of an object can now be sent to the Autodesk Cloud computer which will generate a point cloud accurately reflecting the existing conditions. This can then be placed into the BIM REVIT model and used to layout changes in existing spaces.

Jay P. Nelson, Architect