Remodeling and Home Design
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mark rusconi architect, Sacramento, California. Remodel and new construction architects creating modern, sustainable zero net energy designs with contemporary ideas and artistic spaces.
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Mark Rusconi Architects is one of Sacramento’s most respected and innovative architecture and planning firms, serving clients in Northern California since 1987.

Recent projects include housing remodels in East Sacramento, San Francisco and Yuba City, medical offices in Sacramento, Dixon, and Woodland, historic preservation and a new structure at a Placerville winery, a residential building renovation in Northern Italy, and new high end houses in Sacramento City and County showcase our firm’s ability to create diverse, sensitive and unique designs for our clients.

We believe that we are the only Sacramento architectural firm whose principal studied and worked extensively in both Italy and San Francisco, honing his skills on a wide range of projects, from historic renovation to the latest sustainable design guidelines; skills that have since been put to good use on a variety of projects in the private sector, as well as for The Sacramento Redevelopment Agency, The Old City Association and in Old Sacramento.

Our excellent reputation stands as a testament to all the satisfied clients who share our love of good quality architecture, be it a miniscule project or something much grander, residential or commercial, historic renovation or new-build, kitchen remodel or adding an entire second storey, even a new pergola or swimming pool! We invite you to browse our portfolio to appreciate the diversity of our work, and then continue reading below to see how we can help you!

Our Design Process What sets us apart form the others is that we still design “the old fashioned way”, utilizing pencils and paper, constantly refining our work by hand. We strongly believe that this is still the best way to achieve a client’s “dream” project, and enables us to include them in the entire design phase. As a result, it ensures a mutual rapport from the outset, working together towards a successful outcome, which is at the heart of every project. It is only after this phase that we turn to the computer to produce working drawings, using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program like other firms. This method is standard in the industry now, is highly accurate and facilitates electronic transmission of all drawings and documents. We have discovered that by combining both the old and the new ways, our clients receive the best, most comprehensive and efficient service possible.

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process and design

Although we work on many differing design styles, be they contemporary, traditional, historic remodel, or even facade updates for both residential and commercial projects, our design process remains essentially the same, and is highly inclusive of our clients' input from the beginning.

At the initial programming meeting, principal architect, Mark Rusconi guides clients as their wishes and requirements are made known, helping tailor the project design to their daily life style and work schedule.

The initial programming meeting can take several hours but is instrumental in personalizing the project to best suit the clients' wishes. Pros and cons pertaining to certain items can be throughly discussed, by which time both parties have a better idea of the possibilities that lie ahead.

Following the programming session, the architect proceeds to the schematic design stage whereby the newly discussed ideas are drawn on paper in a very malleable form. For clients, this is certainly one of the fun parts of the process as much interaction with them is essential to the architect to perhaps offer explanations as to why certain design decisions have been made or perhaps redesign of parts of the project become necessary to suit the clients' updated thoughts or wishes or even possibly increase or reduce square footage as the project scheme has developed farther into the design phase.

Depending upon the wishes or changes to a design, sometimes a couple of schematic design meetings are held to fully satisfy both parties.

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