“What happened to my view?”

You are one of the first lot owners in a new custom home development that has really dramatic views in all directions – that’s why you bought the property. Everything looks amazing – now! But what will happen when homes are built on adjacent properties in the near future?

A critical concern for the homeowner and a challenging one for the architect is to “anticipate the unexpected” with respect to view corridors. Worst case scenario: a neighbor builds the largest house possible on the land. So, how do we anticipate the unexpected? It’s not magic, but it takes a good deal of experience with the conjunction of land and architecture. The Tucson architects of Soloway Designs use proprietary visualization techniques to demonstrate to our client just how those amazing views could be negatively altered and how best to design in anticipation. Well, maybe there is some magic involved.

Telling The Truth To Clients About Their Budget

Designing and building a custom home represents a major investment, and this process must be truthful with respect to the budget that the client sets.

Each client has a budget, whether it be 400 thousand or 4 million, and this is a threshold they do not want to knowingly cross. The problem may arise when a client’s desires exceed what they want to spend. As an architect, it is my responsibility to create amazing architecture that suits the clients needs, wants, wishes and most importantly, their budget.

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What the Soloway Blog Will Be

The Soloway Design’s Blog will be a very different architectural blog than most of you are used to.  As I consider myself a different kind of architect (in a good way!) than most, the blog that I will be writing will follow suit.  Some topics will be about experiences that I have had over since I opened the firm.  Others will be helpful items that can help current and future clients.  I will apologize if the blogs are not beautifully written but I would rather have the ability to design gorgeous homes than be able to write eloquently about architecture.  I do love to express my opinions so please bear with me.

The first blog is coming!