J Mark Nelson, Architect, LLC
1815 North Nevada Avenue, Carriage House
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tel: 719-578-9289 Fax: 719-578-5899

Colorado and Arizona license | AIA | NCARB | LEED AP

How to Create Your House

We believe a house should be unique and designed to fit your personal lifestyle, and that it should be designed the old-fashioned way, with a pencil. The process is simple and time-honored. You tell us what you want and wish for, what your dreams are, we translate that into schematic sketches, hand drawn in the traditional manner, which illustrate the design in plan and elevation.
 These sketches, stylized to create the particular look and feel you're searching for, are the framework for all the steps to follow! They are imbedded with the design clues that will serve as guidelines for subsequent working and technical drawings for construction and then carry through to the final house completion.

Mark has designed many fine houses exactly this way. Most of them are built in Colorado, where Mark is a Registered Architect. There are also homes on the Pacific coastline, on the East coast, in the desert Southwest, in the mountains and plains and other places that Mark has sketched for clients across the country.

To help you get started on the design of your home, we have created a "Step by Step Guidebook for Designing Your Dream Home" that will tell you all about designing a new home, or how to "transform" your existing home into your dream home. We also show you how to tell us exactly what to design for you.

Download "Design Guidebook" PDF (3.8 mg)
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Download "Project Sketches Poster" PDF (4.5 mg)
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