From Ideas to Construction

The kids are back in school and routines and schedules are now in full swing, so what better time to put your ideas and thoughts down on paper so you can move forward with that home renovation that you may have had on hold.

The fall is a great time for new beginnings!

As an architectural firm, we enjoy meeting new clients and working with them closely to help them achieve their dream home.

If you are contemplating a home renovation or have questions, this information will help you understand the process and what you can expect.

Initial meeting with client – sit down and discuss ideas, thoughts, layouts, budget, site constraints
Documenting Existing Conditions  – measuring all existing buildings, floor plans and elevations in order to establish a beginning point for all renovations and addition projects
Schematic Design – Rough sketches are created to provide the client a beginning point for discussion. This stage is about traffic flow through the site and functional relationships. Since design is a fluid process, nothing is hard lined at this point. It may take 1 or 2 more iterations before the Client approves the schematic design and moves to the next phase.
Design Development  – Refining the rough sketches into plans, elevations and detailed drawings. Materials and mechanical systems will be discussed during this stage. These drawings will form the basis for the construction documents and will be approved by the owner before moving forward. This is the time we like to identify consultants to include on the project team.

At PDRdesigns, we believe that best projects are the result of the combined efforts of the Client, Architect, Designers, and Contractors.
Construction Documents

Providing detailed documents so the permits can be obtained by the General Contractor. All jurisdictions require a code compliant set of documents to issue a building permit. We work with you and your contractor to ensure you are able to obtain your permits.


Are you interested in learning more about the Architecture to Construction Process? Check out PDRdesigns YouTube channel with videos featuring Local Builders and Designers!

Click on the link below to view these videos!

Jersey Shore Builders and Designers

We at PDRdesigns are committed to treating everyone with respect and honesty.We would be honored to help you design your dream space. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a meeting to go over your next home project!

Paul Rugarber , owner of PDRdesigns, LLC is an architect specializing in home renovation and additions with extensive expertise on waterfront designs. You can reach our office by calling (732) 703-3799 or you can visit us on the web at

New office address:
501 Laurel Ave, Suite 4
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Stay tuned for release details and dates very soon!!

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