In-House Design Process

Our Process

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Our Process

Our architects will guide you through a design process that brings your conceptual ideas to life, engineered and coordinated for permit-ready construction documents. We pride ourselves on offering thoughtful input and design inspiration that aligns with your direction, developing initial conversations into spaces that you will love. Throughout the process, we'll provide consistent, transparent communication and you'll be able to make informed decisions with the help of a 3D rendered model of your project, every step of the way. To understand the full scope of our in-house design process, navigate through the graphic above.


The design process consists of three primary phases: schematic design, design development, and construction documents

Fabrication modeling

We build every project twice: once virtually, once in the real world. Every project starts with a detailed digital fabrication model that drives all aspects of our production process. This phase of the process starts by translating the design model into a 3-D digital twin. We use this model to generate everything from an automated bill of materials, to shop drawings, machine files and digital work instructions.

Site work & build preparation

Once construction begins on site, you will be working directly with your general contractor for the duration of the construction process. Site work time varies by project but for single family homes, expect 3-6 weeks from breaking ground to frame start.

Framing & Fabrication

Your project is transmitted digitally to our factory floor for precise fabrication using our unique panelized building system. Factory assembly time can range from a few hours (for a small cottage or ADU) to a few weeks (for a large multi-family project). Our approach collapses your schedule while maintaining quality-it is simply a better way to frame.

Finishing work

After Simple Homes framing installation is complete, your contractor will have a dried-in building shell ready to receive exterior and interior finish work.