FAQ

How do we contact you?

Write to us @
DESIGN THOUGHTS
1361, 3rd Floor, Grand Arcade, South End Main Road, 9th Block, Jaya Nagar, Near Bangalore Central Mall, Opp Central Bank of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069.
Phone: 7022169882 , 9880 245882
Web: www.designthoughts.org
Email: mahantesh@designthoughts.org ,admin@designthoughts.org


What does Design Thoughts Architects do?

We provide services related to architecture, project management, visualization, interior design, master planning, cost estimation and bylaws advisory.


What style of architecture do you follow?

We are always in search of a unique style of ours. We largely practice modern, contemporary, traditional and vernacular style. We mainly design according to the condition of land, construction materials availability, climate, culture and lifestyle of the people.


How many projects has Design Thoughts completed?

We have completed over 60 + projects, which include villas, row houses, villas, apartments, residential mix apartments, commercial structures and high rise structures.


Are there any restrictions regarding the size of the projects?

We do not have any problem with the size of projects we work on. It can be small, medium or big.


Can we see any of your designed buildings?

Certainly you can see our projects that are under construction stage. In case of our finished projects, we value the privacy of clients and would show you only documentation of respective project. (available videos/photographs)


What project size can you handle?

Presently, our average project has a build cost of Rs.50 Crore. We also have the expertise to provide architectural services for projects that are Rs.100 Crore and above.


Where is your office?

1361, 3rd Floor, Grand Arcade, South End Main Road, 9th Block, Jaya Nagar, Near Bangalore Central Mall, Opp Central Bank of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069.


Do we have to come to your office in order to meet you?

Yes, by doing so you will get an idea about our work, how we work and the associated team


Should I take an appointment to meet you?

Yes, you should take an appointment in advance on phone in order to meet
Please call us on 7022169882 in order to fix an appointment.


When does the first meeting happen?

If you are okay with our ideas and working style then we will have the first meeting.


What all should we carry when we come to meet you?

You are required to get a copy of the village sketch of the site and the brief for the project. [Photographs or video clips of the site would be useful


When do you visit the site?

After the first discussion for the project we would communicate a date and accordingly visit your site


Are we required to pay you for the first site visit?

Yes. You have to pay a nominal fee (+ actual travel cost) for our first site visit


Do I need to hire other design professionals or consultants?

The option is yours. You can certainly hire other professionals whom you’re comfortable with. If you need our recommendation, we will gladly extend our long term trusted partners in serving you — with over 30 years of experience in structural, plumbing and electric work.


What amount do you charge for your services?

The fees are charged according to the scale of project, depth and length of services. Please contact us through email [mentioning what range of services you want from us] for a detailed fee statement.


Should we pay you an advance before starting the project?

Yes. The amount depends on the package of services chosen by the client. For details you can email us.


When can we get the ‘services and fee statement’ from you?

After we receive the brief of the project, we have discussion with you through phone/email/face to face. Later you will get the services and fee statement


What are the details required before designing our project?

You need to give us a Digital Survey (in AutoCad Dwg. format) of the site along with other details (specified by us) of the site


Can you explain the whole process of designing?

Initially clients enquire us stating project requirements/brief. Then we send them our company profile and website. Ones the clients are okay with our ideas [given through email/phone/website], we schedule a meeting. Ones the meeting is held we visit their site. Then we inform clients to give us the digital survey. After we get the digital survey we have a detailed discussion with the client about the project requirement. We then prepare a concept considering the project requirements. Then we show the basic layout to the clients in the following meeting. Then the clients confirm the design. After the first two meetings we reinforce our design according to the meeting outcomes. Then the clients confirm the project on seeing the final presentation. Later we start with the detailed drawing for approval/construction


Who designs our project?

We have dedicated team of architects for designing the project. Depending on the scale of the project we assign architects. The designs will be monitored and guided by the principal architect Mahantesh.


Do you provide us any alternatives/options of designs to select from?

We provide two schemes/options for you.


Do you take up Construction of your designs?

Yes, we take up construction of the projects. We get them done by professional contractors. We deliver quality construction as per the code of conduct


Do you supervise your projects?

Yes we supervise the project as per the construction stages and technical demand. We ensure the construction happens as per the final design. The concerned architect visits site at different stages


Do you work for Renovation/Extension/Conservation projects?

Yes, we do which involves a certain scale of project. This involves architecture and interior service costing eight lakh or more.


Do you design taking Vastu into consideration?

Yes we follow basic vastu as per client requirements. Vastu is all about spatial management, light & ventilation, aesthetics, circulation and design considerations


Can you provide references?

Certainly! We are happy to do so