william    Kevin     wyllie                 

Architect / Designer / Educator

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I'm Kevin, the owner of wKw Architect PC, and this is my simple design practice.

 

March 2022

Please note: I will be on sabbatical from the construction document and project management portion of my practice through 2022 for family related affairs and creative development. Light schematic design and community service assistance will always be available with timely request. 

What I do:

I provide professional design services for residential and small commercial interior architecture clients to help translate their ideas into crafted schematic design packages and study models for contractor review.

Each schematic design exercise provides the client a method of exploring design ideas with professional level plans, section studies, 3d graphics and laser cut study models if needed to help a partner contractor develop reasonable schematic pricing before a committed investment.

My residential projects range from single family custom homes, to contemporary multi use additions and accessory dwelling units for age in place or universal design needs.

My commercial work ranges from historic renovations / adaptive reuse, corporate interior architecture and notable public venues within the Washington DC area.

If the residential or commercial work proceeds to construction and permit drawings, wKw is happy to continue the development and management as Architect of record under contract in a design build partnership with the selected partner contractor. Additional design expertise such as interior designers and engineers  will secured as needed under separate contracts.

Both commercial and permit related residential work must be performed by reputable class A contractors with upstanding reputations and recommendations.

Existing Partnerships

Residential  - Phoenix Home Services
Commercial - A.W. Smith Enterprises

I enjoy work that is creatively challenging.  I approach each design problem as a game, and that is what challenges me,...the search for that "sweet spot" solution for a design problem that also conveys a sense of artistic composition within a budget. .

My years as a design educator has let me work with hundreds of students instilling the importance of design exploration and the filtering of media driven design trends. My simplified graphics are designed  as proportional guides to allow the owner more confidence to draw over and interact with the design process. This will allow a deeper understanding of the process of architecture and ownership of  design.

Raised as a military brat, my family and I enjoyed the opportunity to experience a vast range of architecture and social influences while growing up across the United States. My travel and international friendships have introduced me to an array of social design opportunities which has helped developed my interest in rapid install shelters and simplified construction design. Like many of my design colleagues, I am trying to help providing thoughtful, social and environmentally sensitive design for all.

I work out of my light filled, wood burning stove home studio with schematic models suspended in the air in Fairfax  Virginia, with my wife Sandy, where we raised / ing 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

Fee Schedule 

Hourly consultation and design development and production rate is $125 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 design process is used to flush out the majority of the design decisions and are used to invite prospective contractors for schematic estimate ranges, 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 am happy to 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 with the selected contractor, and project schedule.

W. Kevin Wyllie

703 508 3229

 

kevin@wkwarchitect.com

Address: Fairfax Va.

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