APPROACH

Our Process

We are dedicated to the use of green materials and methods to ensure that buildings designed by us will enhance our clients’ long-term physical health and spiritual well-being. We are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professionals, accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Freestyle Philosophy

At Freestyle Architects, we work closely and collaboratively with every client to understand their vision, values, budget, and how they will live in the space. Informed by site visits and detailed discussions with our clients, our services include schematic designs, design development and construction documents. Additional options include reviewing bids and negotiating with general contractors, as well as construction administration. We are committed to delivering each project on budget and on schedule with the highest possible performance.

Sustainable Design

We are able to bring our knowledge and experience of sustainable design practices to a project from the very start. Cold Climate design brings specific challenges that we can address including:

  • Insulation Techniques
  • Passive and Active Solar
  • Geothermal Heat Exchangers
  • HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators)
  • Super-Efficient Mechanical Systems
  • Low/Zero VOC Materials and Finishes
HEATING TECHNIQUE

Ground heat source pump

INSULATION TECHNIQUE

Closed cell, high R-Value insulation

RENEWABLE MATERIAL

Glu-lam beams

HOT WATER HEATING

Solar thermal panel

INSULATION TECHNIQUE

Rigid insulation on exterior surface

INSULATION TECHNIQUE

High R-Value insulated concrete forms

LOCALLY HARVESTED MATERIALS

100 mi. ground water retention quarried stone

HEATING TECHNIQUE

In-floor heating, high efficiency boiler

In contrast to traditional 2D design, Freestyle Architects utilizes Revit software, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model. Clients can visualize their project from all angles in 3D, and changes made in one view update across all views and on all printable sheets. Revit technology improves design quality and time efficiency for our clients.