Tucson & Oro Valley
Drafting and Custom Home Design
While some American cities are in a state of decline, others, like the Tucson and Oro Valley area are growing at a phenomenal rate.
Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, with a population of about one million. Together, Phoenix and Tucson are known as the anchors of the Arizona Sun Corridor. The Tucson/Oro Valley area experienced a dramatic population growth over the years. The City of Tucson, as well as the private sector is committed to creating a growing, healthy economy. Tourism is a major contributing force in the economy, bringing in over $2 billion per year and over 3.5 million visitors annually due to Tucson’s numerous resorts and attractions.
Oro Valley Arizona
Oro Valley sits in the beautiful western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Tortolita Mountains are located north of the town, and vistas of the Tucson valley can be seen from the south. The majority of homes in the Oro Valley area were built by individual land owners on large lots, often individual in style. Over the last few years Oro Valley has appeared in numerous magazines being given the distinctions of; one of the “10 Best Towns for Families”, one of the top “100 best places to live in the US”, one of the “100 best places to live and launch a business”, and it boasts the lowest crime rate of all of Arizona’s cities with populations over 5000.
A draftsman with actual construction experience understands the methods of construction techniques necessary to produce a high quality, cost effective product. Furthermore, a draftsman with many years of experience drawing blueprints and designing homes can save you from some common errors made by architects. Sometimes an architect less experienced in construction will design spaces that span too great an area. While these spans may calculate on paper, they are not taking into consideration the expense or availability of the load bearing elements needed to span that space, including the truss design. Some architecturally designed roof lines look amazing but are often not practical relative to the other load bearing elements, and if the roof has multiple hips and ridge lines it is not always feasible to make them line up in a way that can accommodate the trusses. In addition, an architect may not understand the need for energy efficiency in a home.
Having comprehensive knowledge of all related trades, and many years of field experience is my advantage in designing a custom home. This knowledge is invaluable when assisting someone in designing their dream home.