Lake|Flato Architects, pictured above, are with you every step of the design and construction process — a process that allows for a great deal of design flexibility.  As with all of our residential projects, we listen to each client's dreams and aspirations, then craft a design and oversee construction through an inclusive and collaborative process.
DESIGN (1-2 months)


Understanding how a building interacts with the building site has always been a staple of Lake|Flato's work. The first step is site analysis discussions and initial room configurations based on the owner's requirements.


After evaluating the site and finalizing programmatic needs, the design process focuses on configuration of modular rooms, material selections, porches, and other outdoor spaces on the site. Design recommendations and a preliminary project budget are presented.

construction documents

Based on design and budget approval, construction documents are finalized. Energy models are developed to forecast energy savings features. A dedication to the principles of sustainable design and LEED certification is a primary goal.
CONSTRUCTION (6-9 months)

site and factory

The process is similar for both factory and site built Porch House projects.


room delivery and completion

After permits are obtained, site preparation begins followed by construction or fabrication of the modules and construction of the connecting tissue of porches and other site specific structures.