The firm of Samuel Sherwood Cleveland, Architect was founded on the premise that good design and financial responsibility serve to produce buildings which are beautifully conceived, which serve their users needs and which are constructed and function with an economy of effort and material. With any building project, a number of decisions must be made prior to and during the construction process. We offer a range of services specifically tailored to residential and small to mid-size commercial construction. We purposely limit the variety of our services so that we can concentrate on the quality of judgement and creativity we provide our clients.
We are experienced in the many facets of the building and planning process. In both new construction and renovations, we offer traditional architectural services blended with a knowledge of new technologies. We offer complete architectural design, preparation of construction documents, contract negotiations with the general contractor, and on-site construction administration. We are also available on a consulting basis to assist in any one or more of these areas of expertise depending upon the specific needs of our clients.
The design of any structure is incomplete without a thorough understanding of the natural, legal, and pragmatic characteristics of the specific building site. We analyze each site for its unique qualities, identifying hidden potential and possible problems. We graphically explore the terrain, natural features, views, solar orientation, privacy, approach, parking and access, and any existing structure(s) on the property. Additionally we investigate the cost and feasibility of locating and constructing necessary utility services. Zoning requirements, setbacks and deed restrictions are illustrated to differentiate “buildable” areas of the site and necessary accommodations.