william Kevin wyllie
Architect / Designer / Educator
I'm Kevin, the owner of wKw Architect PC.
I am a registered architect, certified interior designer, furniture designer and educator with over 30+ years in the architecture, construction and design education. I have collected a diverse range of professional and life experiences, achievements and skills which has helped me design my own simple but creative architecture and design firm.
My business model is simple:
I provide professional design services for creative minded commercial interior architecture and residential clients to help translate their ideas for new business environments, home renovations, additions or custom millwork, into professionally crafted schematic design packages and study models for contractor review.
Each schematic design package provides the client a method of working with me to explore design ideas with professional level plans, section studies, 3d graphics and laser cut study models to communication with contractors to assist with schematic pricing and team compatibility. This first step helps refine design details and construction cost before the start of formal documentation and finish materials selection. My typical projects range from retreat homes and home renovations, to commercial, retail and corporate design.
If the design development work proceeds to construction and permit drawings, wKw Architects are happy to continue the development and management as Architect of record with assistance as needed from interior designers, engineers under separate contracts.
Both commercial and residential work under contract must be performed by reputable class A contractors.
Through my own personal research and exploration, I continue to develop new objects, expandable partitions and rapid install building concepts and have earned a U.S. patent, Architectural Structure Having an Expandable Frame # 10273676, also known as the Coyote Smart Rapid Install building system. Patent and legal support for the Coyote Smart system was generously provided through a limited partnership with Marywood University School of Architecture in Scranton PA. .
Custom design millwork and fabrication management and laser cut study models for millwork production through my own resources are also available upon request.
My work has been described as playfully serious and relates to my own sense of curiosity, artistic exploration and construction experiences. I approach each design problem as a game, and that is what challenges me,...the search for the best solution to a design problem that also conveys a sense of contextual composition and wonderment for anyone who appreciates design craft.
I live in Fairfax Virginia with my wife Sandy, 3 kids, Roxxy the dog and my own ideas for things and spaces that do not exist yet.
I hope you enjoy exploring my site. Thanks for visiting, hope I can help.
William Kevin Wyllie
Registration / Certification
Architect, State of Virginia # 0401 014284
Architect, State of Maryland # 15495
Architect, District of Columbia # not active
NCARB # 63,422
NCIDQ # 020774
LEED AP Commercial Interiors April 3 2009
Hourly consultation and design development and production rate is $150 per hr. and invoiced monthly,
Schematic design and bid package hours typically range from $1,000 for small commissions to $5,000 + for larger projects depending on the complexity and total hours needed for development as well as access to existing plans and documents. The schematic designs are used to flush out the majority of the design decisions and are used to invite prospective contractors for rough estimates, schedules and compatibility. These services are provided under simple written understanding of the scope of work needed through email and invoiced upon completion of schematic design. I can forward a PDF example of a schematic bid document upon request.
Formal bid documents, construction documents, permit sets and project management services typically range between 10% to 12% of the total construction costs which is billed at the hourly rate and invoiced monthly. These require a formal contract with a retainer depending on the complexity of the project, experience of the selected contractor, and project schedule.
W. Kevin Wyllie
703 508 3229
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