our process

Linger is an interdisciplinary design firm.  Our team consists of Professional Engineers, Project Managers, Architectural Technologists, and other Design Thinkers. 

To carry our concepts from design to completion we also work closely with trusted Home Builders, General Contractors, Trades and Artisans who are experts in their respective fields.

As a full-service design firm, our goal is to have natural systems (prevailing wind, natural drainage, sun path), built systems (structures, floor plan, furnishings), and social systems (lifestyle, relationships, aspirations, aesthetics) operate in a symbiotic relationship.

Our process ensures that we carefully consider ecological and social needs to shape meaningful design outcomes. Our use of cutting-edge technology allows us to communicate with our clients efficiently and effectively throughout the process.

I: Environmental dESIGN

sun path - hydrology, water use - local ecology

Phase 1: The proposed building orientation will be assessed in relation to seasonal sun path to maximize exposure and views

Phase 2: A site hydrology and drainage assessment will take place to ensure proper drainage, identify opportunities to minimize water usage and maximize re-use of waste streams

Phase 3: An assessment of the local ecology (animal and plant life) will take place to identify how the building could support existing ecosystems


space planning - construction drawings - 3D modeling

Phase 4: After understanding the local context and clients’ needs, an adjacency study and space planning will take place 

Phase 5: Once the floor plan has been finalized, construction drawings will be generated in collaboration with other professionals and trades

Phase 6: In conjunction with construction drawings a 3D model and renderings will be used for additional visualization and to help confirm decisions. Clients will be encouraged to provide final revisions and feedback prior to sourcing materials.


materials selections - quality assurance - installation and decor

Phase 7: Once concepts have been approved, Linger will source materials, provide samples for clients and coordinated appointments to visit local vendors. Material sourcing will include:

  • Millwork
  • Flooring
  • Lighting – Fixtures
  • Hardware
  • Appliances
  • Artwork 
  • Paint / wallpaper
  • Decor

Phase 8: Based on the final material selections, Linger will provide Builders and clients with an itemized materials list containing selections, corresponding vendors and approximate costs. Linger will work with trades and other professionals to develop a project-specific Final Plan Checklist for each project prior to starting construction to ensure all elements are accounted for and all parties understand how to execute the design.

Ongoing Project Support – Linger will be available for ongoing project support during construction and completion of the project, including but not limited to site visits and managing change orders.

Phase 9: After major construction activities have been completed, installation of furnishings, art, lighting and accessories will take place over a 2 – 3 day period. Clients are encourage to remain offsite during this window followed by a grand reveal. 


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