Frequently asked questions
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a professional architecture degree from Auburn University and have been a licensed/registered architect since 2009. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and have design expertise in a wide variety of styles. I have completed permit drawings for small and large projects, even on a commercial scale.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Since I was a little girl, I always enjoyed looking at beautiful homes and buildings. My imagination would run wild with ways to build and furnish spaces that I would love to live in. As I went through school, this love of designing never waned and I started sketching floor plans and elevations for hours on end. Once I graduated college, I jumped right into my professional design career and here I am!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with architects, contractors, retail shopping center developers, K-12 school systems, healthcare building owners & managers, universities, real estate investors, and homeowners.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was asked to get a 2,500 SF home addition project back on track as a project manager. The home owners were very hands on and were not happy with the architect and contractors that they had worked with on the first phase of work. When I started, the upstairs addition had been framed up but incorrectly. Issues I helped them remedy included: recruiting and vetting new contractors, overseeing the correction of existing plumbing, electrical, and structural work, choosing new fixtures and finishes and overseeing their delivery, and maintaining an extensive database of the entire project. It took 6 months to get the work to the next phase of completion to the point that the client could move back into their home.
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Hiring a Professional
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be sure to document what you are looking for with plenty of photos and any relevant details such as timeline, budget, and priorities. It can be hard to compare providers because pricing systems vary across the industry. Get as much information as you can for each person includes per their pricing metric, such as cost-per-square-foot, cost per phase, cost per work session, or hourly rate.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is my budget range? When do I want to start? Do I need to have this work done in phases to fit my circumstances? What level of involvement do I need - just initial concepts or work all the way through installation? Do I want a contractor or other professional, in addition to a designer, to be involved from the beginning?
What is the difference schematic or design development drawings & blueprints?
Schematic and design development drawings show the space layout and descriptions of the work you want done, including dimensions and notes. They can include floor plans and elevations and are meant to communicate your overall ideas with minimal information needed for a preliminary quote from a contractor.
What is the benefit of getting schematic or design development plans (pricing set) done instead of blueprints?
When you are just starting your project, it is best to spend a minimal amount of money making sure it is feasible before hainvg an architect or draftsperson spend costly hours and to produce a set of plans that you may not end up using.
Can I use schematic or design development drawings for anything else beside pricing?
Yes. Many clients find them helpful for HOA approvals for renovations or additions and for handing off to a full service firm to proceed with producing construction drawings.
What drawings will be included?
We can provide floor plans and also elevations to show the exterior sides of your home. For permit and construction sets, we complete additional drawings, such as sections, roof plans, and details.
How many site visits will be needed for my project?
Most projects only require virtual photos of the rooms. However, should you need us to take the photos, one site visit is sufficient if the site can be fully accessed as needed by RS.
What file types do you provide?
RS will produce .pdf, .jpeg, and .png file types for your use in any marketing materials, whether in print or on the web.
What is included?
How much will additional views of the same room or a floor plan cost?
We consider the fee-per-view on a case by case basis. The more rooms and views you purchase, the greater the discount you recieve for each image.
Interior Design & Organization Services & Pricing
What is Included in an eDesign Package
What is included in an investor finish package?
- Floor plans
What is included in your room refresh and installation/modification package?
- Your choice of a style option to determine finishes, fixtures, and accessories
What is included in the retainer services?
Robyn Studios provides a custom level of service to meet your needs. All services include a minimum of two 30-minute consult calls and up to five emails for questions with quick answers.