“Architectural design as a process of discovery”

GDA design & architecture is a sole proprietorship. Clients’ needs will be addressed through basic services and by Umberto’s ability to provide more flexible proposals with additional services that can be chosen from a list of special services. Residential projects of all sizes, from small to large, will be considered between the New Hampshire border and the Upper Cape, and within I-495; only larger projects will be considered beyond the above area and throughout the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Umberto can draw on the services of other fellow architects and drafters, who will work under his direct supervision, coordination and management, if the need arises and/or if the clients’ schedule will demand it. GDA design and architecture has access to engineering and consultants of other disciplines for the delivery of complete project packages.

The following basic and special services are applicable to all building design projects for:

  • New homes;
  • Residential additions;
  • Residential renovations;

All basic services are necessary for the successful outcome of every project, however GDA design & architecture offers just service 1. Programming as a pre-contractual service, with the preparation of a “Needs and Options Review” report/study, without the need of committing to the other 5 basic services, to a full design contract and to a full set of constructions documents (i.e. construction drawings and specifications); special services are, instead, optional and can be added, in any number, to the basic services, depending on the scale and complexity of the project, and on the clients’ wishes.

Basic Services
  • 1. Programming;
  • 2. Schematic Design;
  • 3. Design Development;
  • 4. Construction Documents;
  • 5. Bidding and Negotiation;
  • 6. Construction Administration;
Special Services
  • 1. Landscape Design;
  • 2. Acoustical Design;
  • 3. Lighting Design;
  • 4. Interior Design;
  • 5. Furniture Design and Plans;
  • 6. Equipment and Fixtures Selection;

Feel free to contact us if you need any clarifications, and would like to receive more detailed information about our Basic and Special Services and about our "Needs and Options Review" report/study.