- Explore design requirements through multiple options based on project requirements
The delivery of Architectural Services has been historically grouped into 5 phases known as Base Services
Services in support of Base Services include:
brennan+company architects values every existing structure for its history of time and place. We encourage owners of historic properties and those residing in historic districts to take advantage of state and local historic tax credits for old house repair, rehabilitation and restoration. These historic tax credits, taken together, can provide income tax and property tax credits of up to 40% of the cost of approved work. Tax credits do not apply to new construction, but additions will have to be reviewed as part of the tax credit review process. We can assist you in researching and applying for these increasingly important tax credits. We have frequently acted as the Owner’s representative before state and local historic review commissions. The most sustainable housing choice is to renovate an existing structure.
brennan+company architects has designed some of the region's first Net Zero houses and renovations. We approach these projects with an efficiency-first mentality, using energy design and building science metrics informed by the Passive House Institute. We view Net Zero is not just energy, but all of our resources including Zero Water, Zero Waste and carbon sequestering when possible. We implement components and strategies that create buildings that can be resilient during storms, vacations, or economic crisis. Our goal is to be healthy, high-performing, resilient and foam-free in our approach to the design of your home or community project.
Permaculture is a design methodology and decision making process that approaches each project with a holistic and resilient community-sufficient view of site, agriculture, built infrastructure, economy and social equity. Historically, permaculture has focused primarily on landscapes and designing water, plant and food systems that exist symbiotically. brennan+company architects has the expertise to design food and environmental landscapes that exist in harmony with each other AND respond to our need for economic and social resiliency and regeneration.
The core of our work over the past 30 years has been to assist homeowners in modifying their houses to better adapt to their families, lifestyle and site. Many Owners initially buy their house with less objectivity and more passion. brennan+company architects has recently assisted an increasing number of house seekers in the home-buying process. A short visit to potential purchase options with you can focus on the optimal house or site with the maximum potential over time.