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Designing

Now that you’ve considered the site and context of your Alley Flat, you can choose a design in our house models section or choose to develop a custom design.

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Designing

Select an Alley Flat Design

House Model Design Options

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Two BedroomsXXX
One Bedroom XXXX
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ACDDC works from a design catalog in order to reduce the cost and time required for professional services and construction. Clients who select a design from the house models  already developed are eligible for reduced professional fees. Each Alley Flat is designed to a budget and a minimum of three stars on the Austin Energy Green Building Program Single Family rating tool.

An ACDDC architect will help you to select the house model that best meets your needs and site constraints. ACDDC will then work with a structural and civil engineer to adapt your Alley Flat design to your property and develop a set of drawings for construction. ACDDC will issue the Construction Documents, including drawings and specifications, along with the permit application and Green Building program checklist for the Bidding and Permitting process.

 

Custom Designs

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If you have specific site considerations or program requirements ACDDC will create a custom Alley Flat design for an additional fee. An ACDDC architect will incorporate neighborhood and site specifics, your preferences, and development requirements to produce a custom design for your property.

A good place to begin is to make a wish list of features you’d like for your Alley Flat.

Think about the objectives you have for the project, including environmental sustainability, exterior spaces and amenities, renter preferences, and maintenance. With this list, ACDDC can help develop the program, a complete listing of rooms, sizes, features, and additional requirements that reflect your project goals.

With the program in hand, ACDDC will work over a three to six-month process to complete the design.

As a team, we will establish a project schedule and important dates to exchange ideas and feedback about the design. At the end of the design process, ACDDC will issue the Construction Documents, including drawings and specifications, along with the permit application and Green Building program checklist for the Bidding and Permitting process.