Project Programming Questionnaire






Client
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Client:       Phone:
            

Address:   Mobile:
            
E-mail:        Fax:     

When would you like to finish the design?      

When would you like to start construction?    

When would you like to move in?                      

Is this your first custom home?    Yes  No

Other professionals involved with the project?
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Pool Designer
  • Stereo/Video/Security Designer
  • Lighting Designer

Project





This programming questionnaire provides an opportunity to share your thoughts and visions of your new home with the architect.

It helps assure that your ideas are incorporated in your home design.

Do you have a site for your new home?    Yes  No
If no, can we help with lot selection?    Yes  No

Project Address:
     


Legal Description:  

City Jurisdiction:   

      City Water   Well     Rainwater collection 
    City Sewer  Septic
    City Gas       Propane

Budget?                     




What is your expectation of costs per square foot?

Square Footage?    
                  Porches:  s.f.
                  Garage:  
 
s.f.
                   Other: 
   
s.f.

Garages?        other:

How long will you live in the home? 

Are there views that you would like to capture?:

Do you have kids?    Yes  No
Do you have pets?    Yes No

Entertain? FrequentlyOccasionally
                    Formally   Casually
Guests?     FrequentlyOccasionally



Builder

Builder involvement throughout the entire project process can be beneficial.



Have you selected a builder?    Yes  No
             If yes, whom:
Act as the general contractor?     Yes  No
If no, will you seek a competitive bid?    Yes  No

 
Style





Do you have a Architectural style in mind?    Yes  No
Style?  

Number of Floors?
  
One Two Three
Elevation Style?
  
Simple Street Appeal Symmetrical Formal 
Roof Style?
  
Hips Gables Combination
Porches and Decks?
  
Rear Front Screened 2-story Upper deck


Green

Some green building techniques are incorporated routinely in our designs, and
others are options that can be incorporated into your project budget.



Images of ... has been a member of the City of Austin Green Building Program for over seventeen years.
 

Are you interested in building a "Green Home"?    Yes  No
Green features of interest:
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Healthy indoor air quality
  • Sustainability
  •  



Green building features you are interested in incorporating into your home:
  • Alternative wall structure
  • Water Conservation
  • Solar Energy (Passive/Active)
  • Durable materials
  • More efficient insulation
  • Energy efficient air conditioning
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Healthier paint/adhesives
  • Natural/xeriscape landscaping
  •  

Some Green Building techniques are more expensive.  What percentage of costs
are you willing to allocate?

Are you interested in a City of Austin rating?    YesNo
What rating would you like to attain?


Design





Number of bedrooms? (include any that double for other purposes)


Number of bathrooms?   
  
HollywoodPowderPool Bath

Number of living areas? 
   Family RoomFormal LivingDen Game Study
    One big great room? (kitchen, family, dining)    Yes  No

Number of dining areas?

   BreakfastFormal diningOutdoor dining

Other Rooms?
   ExerciseMud Butler PantryWorkshop Media
  
Playroom Other:

What rooms would you like on the first floor?


What rooms would you like on the second floor?


Swimming pool?    Yes  No
Hot tub?    Yes  No

Materials





Exterior:
  StoneStuccoBrick Stone/Stucco Stone/Brick
  Other:

Roof:
  CompositionMetal Tile 

Windows:
 WoodVinyl Aluminum  
     Divided lights?    Yes  No
     Archtop?     Yes  No
     Transoms?    Yes  No

Patios/Porches:
  • Wood (redwood, treated, cedar)
  • Ipe/Masaranduba
  • Synthetic
  • Concrete (colored/patterned)
  • Stone/Tile



Accents/Architectural Details:
  • Banding  (brick, stucco, wood)
  • Shutters
  • Columns (wood, stucco, stone, cut stone)
  • Corbels (brackets)
Flooring:  (note locations if known)
  • Carpet                   
  • Tile                       
  • Wood                  
  • Stained Concrete
  • Natural Stone      
Wired:
 SecurityAudioComputerSmart HouseIntercom
 
Landscape Lighting

Plumbing:
 
Water Softener Irrigation Instantaneous Water Heater
 
Central Vacuum



Plans


Are you interested in an open floor plan?    Yes  No



Living Room   
Yes No


Standard size is 18'x24'     Yes  No 
   or, with family room standard size is 14'x16'   
Yes  No

Additional information:


Are there views that are important?    Yes No
Special furniture that we need to accommodate?    Yes No
Direct access to covered porches?    Yes  No
Is this room adjacent to the kitchen?    Yes  No
                           Open to the kitchen?   
Yes  No
Access to any  other room?

Amenities

 Television PlasmaFireplace Built-ins
Ceiling
 Vaulted Coffered SteppedFlat Tall


Family Room   
Yes No


Standard size is 18'x24'    Yes  No



Are there views that are important?    Yes  No
Special furniture that we need to accommodate?    Yes  No
Direct access to covered porches?    Yes  No
Is this room adjacent to the kitchen?    Yes  No
                           Open to the kitchen?   
Yes  No
Access to any  other room?

Amenities

  Television Plasma Fireplace Built-ins
Ceiling
  Vaulted Coffered Stepped Flat Tall






Kitchen


Kitchen is open to:
   LivingFamily Dining Other:
Direct access to covered porches?     Yes  No
Close to garage?     Yes  No
Close to utility room?     Yes  No
Serving Bar?    Yes  No  Raised?    Yes  No
Pantry has direct access to the kitchen?    Yes  No 
    or, can door be in butler pantry/hallway
?     Yes  No

Views
   Front Yard Back Yard Other:

Appliances
  Range         Cooktop      Luxury (viking)
  Downdraft Metal hood Decorative hood
  
Standard refrigerator Counter-depth  Luxury (sub-zero)
  Wall Oven Oven/Micro Double Oven  Luxury (Convection)
  
Wine Refrigerator
  
Second Dishwasher
 
Refrigerated drawers
 
Desk/work area  Trash Compactor  Recycling area

Island
 
Sink CooktopWorktop onlyExtra large Furniture look

How many linear ft of cabinets do you have now? (exclude appliances)
    Upper?
  Lower?

How many linear ft of cabinets would you like? (exclude appliances)
    Upper?
  Lower?


 
Dining   
Yes No

Standard size is 12'x14'    Yes  No



Direct access to covered porches?    Yes  No
Are there views that are important to incorporate?    Yes No

How many people do you want to seat?        
What size table do you want to accommodate?

Do you want the dining  to be formal?   
Yes  No
                                                or, casual
?    Yes  No
Built-in buffet?    Yes  No  or, buffet space?    Yes No
Butler pantry?    Yes  No

Breakfast   
Yes No

Standard size is 11'x13'    Yes  No



Direct access to covered porches?    Yes  No
Are there views that are important to incorporate?    Yes No

How many people do you want to seat?         

What size table do you want to accommodate?

Built-in breakfast nook?    Yes  No
 
or, freestanding table?    Yes  No

Utility Room







Direct access to outside?    Yes  No
Upstairs?     Yes  No
Downstairs?    Yes  No

Washer / Dryer
        Conventional Raised Undercounter

Amenities
  Sink      Built-in ironing boardCloset Drip/dry rod
  
Freezer Desk/Work area         Laundry Chute

Mud Room   
Yes No

Access to powder or pool bath?    Yes  No
Direct access to outside?    Yes  No
Entry bench?     Yes  No
Lockers?    Yes  No

Powder   
Yes No

Furniture style cabinet?    Yes  No
Pedestal sink?     Yes  No
Can the secondary bath double as the powder?    Yes No

Pool bath   
Yes No

Can the secondary bath double as the pool bath?    Yes No
Bench?    Yes  No
Shower?    Yes  No

Stairway







Should Stairway be a prominent feature?    Yes No
               or, more casual/distant/private?    Yes No

Circular stair?     Yes  No
Directly off foyer?    Yes  No
Second set of stairs?    Yes  No

Entry







Double doors?    Yes  No   or, single door?    Yes No

Front porch to protect from weather?    Yes  No
       
or, large enough for sitting area?    Yes  No

Cantera style door?    Yes  No

One story?   
Yes  No or, two story?    Yes No
Grand feeling?    Yes  No or, casual/comfortable?    Yes No
Old world look?    Yes  No

Entry should directly link with;
 
Living/Family Dining Study Stairs Gallery


Study


Standard size is 12'x14'    Yes  No



Fireplace?    Yes  No
Separate computer niche?    Yes  No
Built-ins?    Yes  No
Separate entrance for home office?    Yes  No


Master Bedroom







Standard size is 14'x18'    Yes  No

Direct access to covered porch?
    Yes  No
Room just for sleeping or, sitting area?     Yes  No
Fireplace?    Yes  No
Television?    Yes  No

Ceiling
 Vaulted Coffered SteppedFlat Tall:

Master Bathroom







His and hers vanities?    Yes  No
Raised vanities?    Yes  No
Makeup space?    Yes  No

Walk-in Shower?    Yes  No 
   or, shower with door?
    Yes  No
  Seat Double shower head Window

Whirlpool tub?    Yes  No 
    and/or extra large tub?
    Yes  No

Built-in medicine cabinet?    Yes  No


Master Closet







His and hers closets?    Yes  No

Amenities
   Dressers Shoe Racks Bench Center Island
   
Built-in Ironing Board

How many linear feet of hanging rod do you have now?
    His?
  Hers?

How many linear feet of hanging rod would you like?
    His?
  Hers?


Game   
Yes No






Standard size is 14'x18'    Yes  No
    or, with pool table standard size is 15'x20'    Yes  No

Sitting area?   
Yes  No
TV area?    Yes  No   Plasma?    Yes  No

Built-in bar/kitchen with:    Yes  No
   Sink Refrigerator Microwave

Ceiling

   Vaulted Coffered SteppedFlat Extra Tall:



Media   
Yes No


Standard size is 14'x14'    Yes  No



Plasma TV?    Yes  No
Built-ins?    Yes  No

Ceiling
  Vaulted Coffered SteppedFlat Extra Tall:


Secondary Bedrooms


Standard size is 12'x14'    Yes  No



Guest bedroom downstairs?    Yes  No
Built-in desks?    Yes  No
Window seats?    Yes  No
Walk-in-closets?    Yes  No


Secondary Bathrooms






Full bath for guest bedroom and game room?    Yes  No

Full baths for kids bedrooms?     Yes  No
       
or, Hollywood style bath?    Yes  No

Linen cabinet above toilet?    Yes  No
       and/or Linen?    
Yes  No

Tub with shower?    Yes  No or, full shower?    Yes  No
Pocket doors?    Yes  No

Outdoor Spaces






Outdoor kitchen:     Yes  No
   GrillRefrigerator Sink

Outdoor Living:     Yes  No
   FireplaceTelevision

Pool Cabana/living:    Yes  No
   BathroomAttached  Detached

Garage






Attached garages?   other:

Detachedgarages? other:

Linked with a Porte Cochere?   
Yes  No
Storage area?    Yes  No
Exterior door?     Yes  No
Work area/bench?    Yes  No