Knowing where to start can be the most challenging part of a design project. You want to repair your porch, but live in a Old & Historic District with very specific guidelines. Your nonprofit is writing a grant to expand its facilities and needs a vision, but does not currently have a budget for architectural services. The tree wells in your neighborhood are filled with asphalt, and you want to know how to restore them.
Since 2011, Storefront has provided over 150 projects with a support system — our network of over 120 volunteers represent the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design. Generally, these Session Designers are here to offer assistance on the Schematic Phase of the design process, in which the designer works with the client to research the project, define goals and requirements, and illustrate a few Schemes based on this criteria. Read more about the Schematic Phase here.
Everybody is eligible for a Design Session. To see if your project is a good fit for Storefront, read through the Design Session Procedure.