The Design Process

Thank you for considering Greene & Proppe Design, Inc!

Below you will see an outline of our design process. A more detailed description of our services will be provided once we understand your specific project needs.

The Wish List

This form is the first step towards getting to know you and learning about the specifics of your project. Your contact information will never be shared with third parties. It is for office use only.

The Schematic Design Phase (Hourly Estimate)

The Schematic Design Phase outlines the Scope of your project, explores design solutions, and determines budget parameters.  When you sign the Schematic proposal and remit the retainer fee:

  • We measure and photograph the project space while our Principals walk and talk with you about your ideas and concerns

  • We develop initial design concepts based on the scope outlined in the Schematic Proposal, the site visit, and your personal preferences

  • We will have 1-2 design meetings, email revisions back and forth, resulting in a Final Schematic Design Drawing Set.

The Final Schematic Design Set provides a guide for us to produce detailed architectural drawings suitable for Permits, Bidding, and Construction in the next phase.

Next Phases

After approval of the Final Schematic Design, GPD will create a CD proposal for the next phase of service including:

  • Bid/Construction Documents (Fixed Fee): This set of drawings gives detailed project information to your selected bidding General Contractor(s) so they can determine the actual construction cost. Included are ˝” scaled interior wall elevations of the kitchen, bathrooms and built-ins along with Mechanical, Electrical/Lighting, and Plumbing drawings.

  • Permit Documents and Coordination Services (Hourly Estimate): GPD will prepare the necessary applications, forms, city required drawings, and documents so we may obtain the necessary permit(s) for your project.

  • Interior Design Services (Hourly Estimate): Our designers work closely with each Client to produce comprehensive Interior Design Concepts through construction for high-quality, beautiful spaces. We specify all finishes and will facilitate ordering cabinetry, tile, light fixtures, paint colors, etc. GPD will coordinate finish details with your contractor to assure proper installation.

  • Contractor Bidding and Negotiating Services (Hourly Estimate): GPD will review selected General Contractors’ bids and answer any questions you or the Contractors have resulting in a signed Contract between you and your chosen General Contractor.

  • Construction Drawing Administration Services (Hourly Estimate): GPD will work with you and your General Contractor to assure that the project is being executed correctly.  We are available to answer questions, create detailed clarification drawings as needed, and visit the site periodically to review construction.


Typically, GPD’s Total Fees for the Schematic Design, Bid/Construction Drawings, Permit Documents and Coordination, Full Interior Design, Bidding and Negotiating, and Construction Drawing Administration Services are approximately 15% - 19% of the project’s construction cost, pending the size of the job, our level of involvement, and services rendered.

Please be as thorough as possible while filling out the Wish List and feel free to contact us with your questions.

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