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Karen Smuland is a registered architect and LEED AP in Bend, Oregon, who specializes in the design of custom homes, remodels and additions. Karen is committed to creating each home to be an authentic, distinctive place that unites your needs, lifestyle and values with the unique characteristics of the site, and to ultimately improve your daily living experience as well as your property’s value.

What Makes Us Better?

  • Full services from Design through Construction- Explorative design process results in unique and previously unconsidered options;  construction team-approach includes the builder early-on in the process and ensures that construction runs smoothly and on schedule.

  • Design philosophy - Maximizing the efficiency and functionality of spatial qualities, energy, circulation and lighting with the beauty of form, scale, proportion, and harmony

  • Streamlined and enjoyable design and building process - Saves you time and money and results in your project completed on time and on budget, as well as being an enjoyable experience
  • Cutting-edge 3D software with BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology - Essential for walk-through and fly-around studies: from conceptual and solar, to more complex building information and material and color options.

  • Your builder or our recommended builders – Leading the Contractor selection process either by making recommendations or working with the builder of your choice.

  • Energy-Efficiency and Green Building – Extensive knowledge of sustainable design strategies ensures that your home will be durable, efficient and therefore less expensive to maintain. LEED AP certification to provide services for any type of sustainable building program, including LEED and Earth Advantage.

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