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WE MAKE THE
INVISIBLE VISIBLE

When you take the time to get to know someone, and get a sense of the magic that person brings to the world, trust is established, communications becomes effortless, and the perfect design seems to arise on its own.

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A GENUINE LOVE OF PEOPLE APPROACH

Our top priority: Establish a genuine connection with our clients. We ask questions, we listen, we empathize. In doing so, we don’t have to guess what our clients want. We begin to experience the project through their eyes.

“The whole team … really took the time to understand me and what I wanted to accomplish.”

Ines V. Homeowner

WHY CHOOSE US?

Our signature style is not based on abstractions, fleeting trends, or rigid schools of thought but on the joys of collaboration, life-long learning, and a commitment to improve the lives of our clients.

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OUR DESIGN PROCESS

Our clients are the experts of their own lives. Accordingly, we encourage their input every step of the way.

In order to truly serve our clients, we must first get to know them. Our innovative Full-Spectrum Client Intake leads our clients through a series of carefully crafted questions, allowing all of us to build rapport and understand the project on a much deeper level.

Definitely the shortest step of the design process, but arguably the most powerful, intention setting marks the moment that we acknowledge the collective wisdom of us all co-creating the project together–including the clients, builders, and the astounding contributions of nature–and vow for us all to move forward in a good way.

This is where the design magic truly begins. This is where the client’s program, aspirations, and values meet both our right-brained, holistic understanding of good design and our left-brained management of building codes, budgets, and timelines, resulting in inspiring, highly-functional schematic designs.

Once the basic schematic design is approved, 3 Lights Design begins the process of developing the code-compliant, legal set of drawings per the requirements of the presiding building department, the set of drawings that will also provide the guidelines for building the project during construction.

While many architects and designers believe that contractors are only supposed to follow a set of architecture drawings without question, we view construction as yet another opportunity to refine the design. Accordingly, we invite and encourage contractors, subcontractors, and craftsmen alike to share their valuable insights, helping us further improve the project.

While good design can positively impact a client’s life for years, even decades to come, in the short term, the construction journey can be disruptive to a client’s life. To avoid the challenges and fatigue of construction becoming anchored in the new space, 3 Lights Design knows the psychological importance of bookending a project by formally acknowledging its completion.

Though the project ends, life continues. Since every new creation, includings buildings, have lives of their own, lives that affect the environment around them and the occupants within them overtime, 3 Lights Design is committed to better understanding how we can serve our clients as their lives and their projects continue to evolve.

A SPACE YOU TRULY HELPED CREATE

Our clients are our teammates. We provide a clear map of the design journey and empower them to be fully involved. The end result: All are left with a deep sense of fulfillment for having co-created the space together.

“[3 Lights Design] believes that every single person… involved in a project has something valuable to add.”

Hristiyan A. Contractor

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LIFE-CHANGING RESULTS

As the process evolves, the client’s ideas begin to take shape, resulting
in a more empowered understanding of themselves and a deeper
connection to their project.

“Help[s] you evaluate if the space and design are in alignment with your deepest values.”

Jeremy R., Acupuncturist

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