Sterling Homes offers architectural design services in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts region through working with experienced, registered architects. We have a well established design-build process that takes you through the design process from concept through detailed construction drawings.


1. Programming/Pre-design

  • Initial consultation with homeowners to discuss the project, design concerns, and budgeting.
  • Site investigation.
  • Document existing conditions, floor plans and elevations.
  • Preliminary zoning and code analysis.

2. Schematic Design

  • Schematic design sketches, floor plans and elevations.
  • Preliminary cost analysis and budget development.
  • Revise one floor plan and develop elevations.
  • Revise cost analysis and budget development.
  • Decide on design scheme and budget.
  • We also offer 3D design services. Learn more.

3. Design Development

  • Revise schematic design sketches.
  • Develop floor plans, exterior elevations, sections, interior elevations.
  • Selection of finishes and materials, showroom visits.
  • Subcontractor quotes and further budget development.
  • Final design scheme, detailed specifications, and revised fixed cost estimate.
  • Sign the Construction Contract.
  • Construction/permit drawings.
  • Permit acquisition.

4. Construction Process