You are a unique individual. You are a completely different person than any
other human being, and that is what your custom home should represent:
An expression of yourself, what you are, what you want. At URBANA, our
meticulous program will define each and every one of your objectives, your
needs and your requirements. These parameters guide us throughout the
process of bringing your dream home as close to reality as it can come.
Your new home design is a very important step of your life and it will be our
pleasure to have the opportunity to participate in such event. If you are in
San Diego or the San Diego County area you may take advantage of our
free site visit and estimate rates.
Our Custom home designs are divided into six stages
STAGE 1: CAPTURING THE ESSENCE
In the first stage of the process, we study and assemble all the necessary
information that will help in the development of the design. To accomplish
our purpose, we have created at URBANA a meticulous program which
defines each and every one of our clients’ objectives and needs, such as
size, style, function, relation of spaces, and image. In this stage we also
study the right location of the new project, based on our knowledge and the
clients’ requirements. The direction of the sun, as well as possible views
along the area, plays a very important role in these decisions. An estimated
budget and schedule is also determined during the first stage
STAGE 2: BRAINSTORMING
During the second stage, the design process is identified and conceptual
ideas and sketches help us prepare a more defined result towards the final
design. We meet with our clients, and together we discuss the progress of
the project and make sure that we are on the same track. Floor plans,
elevations and sections are an important part of this stage. It is during this
phase when the most important decisions of the design process are taken.
STAGE 3: PUTTING TOGETHER THE PACKAGE
At this point, we finalize the technical details and prepare the complete set of
plans. All necessary construction documentation are put together, including
the structural design, locations of light fixtures, finishing material to be used,
and installation of different components.
STAGE 4: SUBMITTING AND APPROVING
The plans are submitted to the Building Department, and it becomes our
responsibility to meet with them when they request our intervention, to
answer their questions, to follow up in the approval progress, and to finally
guide our clients through the procedure of obtaining their permit which
allows them to start the next stage.
STAGE 5: THE RIGHT BUILDING TEAM
It is extremely important to ensure that our clients know who is building their
new project. In this stage, we help our clients find the right contractor, help
them understand what we want, what they want. We answer the contractor’s
questions and we follow up during the process of the construction stage to
make sure that every detail is accomplished in the specified way. The
progress of their work is followed until the project is completed.
STAGE 6: FOLLOWING UP
At URBANA, we believe that the relationship established with our clients does
not end when projects are finalized. We want to ensure that they are
satisfied, and that our job has been done in the best possible way. We stay
in touch, and our clients know where to find us if one day they need our
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Providing Architectural and Interior Design Services Throughout North and South America.
Headquarters in La Jolla, California
URBANA Architecture, Julian Ortega Bachelor of Architecture, Principal Architect and Founder
3333 Caminito Eastbluff #167 La Jolla, California 92037
TEL (858) 354-6458 FAX (858) 404-0217