Smith Design Group, located in beautiful Incline Village, NV has been providing architectural services to the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond since 1989. At SDG we love the challenge of taking each unique project and client’s personal design requirements to find innovative solutions for both new construction and renovations that maximize the positive attributes of your building site, are energy efficient and sensitive to the local environment while providing a beautiful space for our clients in which to live or work.
Smith Design Group is a professional architecture / planning firm
We are committed to making the design process a positive and rewarding experience for the client.
Smith Design Group is a professional architecture / planning firm dedicated to providing creative and innovative design solutions.
We are committed to making the design process a positive and rewarding experience for the client. We are dedicated to working together to enhance our environment and beautify the community.
At Smith Design Group we understand site planning is the most critical phase of the design process, and it sets the stage for a successful project. In this phase, we will prepare an inventory of your building site’s assets while positively addressing areas of concern to maximize privacy, views and unique features of your site. Land planning services also include looking at larger properties intended for development projects. Dale has been responsible for navigating the myriad of regulations necessary to obtain these types of approval.
Smith Design Group feels that great interior design melds architectural form, space, function, and beauty. We want each interior to reflect how you live and relax. We will listen you describe your design aesthetic and vision. And will collaborate with you to create the personality feel and character you desire.
Smith Design Group recognizes that effective communication is essential to the success of your project. Over forty years of experience developing projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin has given Dale a breadth of experience with the regulatory agencies. SDG will manage the often daunting task of coordinating the project approvals process required by agencies such as Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), local county or city building and planning departments, and utilities. This includes attending meetings with the Board of Adjustments, County Variances & Home Owners Associations to advocate for your project. This allows you to focus your time and energy on the multiple creative decisions that each project entails. We are personally committed to ensuring the success of your project from the predesign phase through the completion of construction.
Smith Design Group is dedicated to the highest quality of professional design services. We organize a preliminary study to determine and document a projects viability. The results of this study are used to make informed decisions such as whether proceeding with the project is logistically possible, as well as discover any potential issues and look for possible solutions or alternatives. The feasibility study will define issues and limiting criteria regarding height, setbacks, Bailey Land Capability Districts, Plan Area Statement restrictions, coverage, excavation, and driveway slope. We will prepare a conceptual floor plan and site design solution to evaluate potential square footage, spatial and vertical relationships, conceptual arrangement and potential for views of Lake Tahoe.
By employing 3D model software, we are able to exercise more control over the design while maintaining accuracy and efficiency in documentation. We deliver model based solutions that are better designed and more predictable to construct. We create renderings of photo realistic images, animations, walk-throughs and virtual reality scenes. All together, this enables you to understand and visualize the shape, size and proportion of the space we are proposing, along with the colors, textures, and materials incorporated.
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Smith Design Group designed our home. They talked with my wife and I, we extensively discussed about our living habits and what we wanted in a home. We visited the site numerous times in order to design our home to take maximum advantage of the view. He incorporated the existing nature features, maximized the solar potential, and to ensure that our home fit into the surroundings. They drew up a complete set of plans and specifications (the inspector commented they were the best most complete set of plans he had ever seen), accommodated our few last minute changes, and stayed in constant contact and guided the entire project from start to finish.
The owner, Dale Smith, always found time to personally answer any questions we had. He is an extraordinarily gifted Architect and personable individual. It was a pleasure to work with him they were very helpful the professional guidance they provided was well worth the price. We have one of the most beautiful/functional homes in town. I smile every day about our new home, even little things. Dale has tremendous attention to detail as he walked us through our entire day on our house plans. As they were drawing them on the plans, laying out each plug, fixture, and switch position. Smith Design Group came in on time, on budget, and far exceeded our expectations. They are great!!