Karen Smuland is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional 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. KSA also provides value by maximizing: the efficiency of design; functionality; circulation patterns; spatial qualities; quality of light; furniture placement; energy-efficiency; form, scale, proportion, and harmony. Karen Smuland's customers are happier because they've saved time and money as a result of the way we streamline the home design and building process, resulting in projects that are completed on time and on budget. Our customers not only achieve the custom home of their dreams, but one that is durable, energy-efficient and therefore less expensive to maintain.
HOW TO HIRE AN ARCHITECT
As soon as you decide you want to build, you should start looking for an architect. Architects see the big picture, and provide important pre-design services including site analysis. They can help you explore options you may not have considered and can help avoid costly mistakes. For more information on the benefits of working with an architect, including what questions to ask, read more about it on the AIA website here.