MCKENZIE

Design & Drafting

HomePLANS

We offer full architectural design and drafting services from initial concept to final working drawings for permit submittal. When engineering is required for your design, we work with a local, reputable firm. Our scope covers everything from simple homes, hill side homes, timber frame homes to log homes. We spend quality time with our client to understand their ideas and concepts in order to make their vision a reality.

Home Additions

When you are ready for an addition to your home, we will work with you to make this an enjoyable experience. Taking your vision of extra space, function and economy, we will create the perfect addition to your home.

AsBuilts

When there is a need for drawings on existing buildings for county or city review, we are there for you. We will create documents of your existing building and recommend any updating based on current code requirements.

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About

Garold Ropp

Both an architectural designer and draftsman. He has designed homes in Eugene, Springfield, Lane County and throughout the state of Oregon. His designs have been featured in the Tour of Homes in Salem and Springfield for several years. He is knowledgable and understanding of the Oregon Residential Specialty and International Building Codes. His service consists of design resolution with client/contractor to complete construction documents for permit approval.

Why Designer instead of Architect?

Both architects and designers have these things in common:

1. Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

2. Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

3. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

4. Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure.

5. Prepare scale drawings.
Essentially for home design and construction drawings we are the same. The difference is an architect typically has more overhead and have the legal capabilities to design large commercial and industrial projects, which is a different skill set of the same nature.
A good designer will be able to connect with the client to determine the scope, size and spatial design for comfortable and desirable living spaces. They also work closely with contractors and conduct onsite visits when necessary. Additionally, designers typically have low overhead and can pass the savings on to you.
The bottom line is a good designer will be able to create a superior custom design package (from conceptual ideas to final construction drawings to submit for local permits) for much less the cost than an architect.


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Address

840 Virgil Ave, Eugene, OR 97404

Email

mckenziedd@mac.com

Phone

541.510.2818