EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION

For this project, Jason and his staff worked with the producers of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to transform a 1955 ranch tract house into a modern home for a family of eight. Major problems with the existing house included unfinished interior details, functional flaws, and an overall lack of space. The new design called for an addition of 1,200 square feet consisting of eight new bedrooms, a laundry room, two new bathrooms and a full outdoor kitchen. Builder/Architect Magazine wrote "The warm and inviting contemporary architectural design and interior [theme revolves] around the collective family, while customizing each individual’s bedroom to fit the personality of that family member."

A major challenge for this project was working quickly to fit the show's timeline. A process that usually takes over a year to complete had to be done in under a month. Expedited timeline for design and construction:

Friday April 2 Architect met with Extreme Makeover's show’s producers, took field measurements and began schematic design.
Saturday April 3 Architect refined and completed schematic architectural design
Sunday April 4 Architect, together with the structural engineer, developed the schematic structural design
Monday April 5 Architectural team designed kitchen, sent specifications to Kraft-Maid for fabrication
April 6 - 9 Architectural team completed construction documents to submit to the City of Livermore
Monday April 12 Meeting with City of Livermore Planning and Building department chiefs
Tuesday April 13 City requested minor changes to soften appearance of the house from the street
Wednesday April 14 City issued plan check comments
April 15 - 16 Architectural team completed plan check revisions and other adjustments
Monday April 19 Detail specification (stucco color, lighting, doors, etc)
Tuesday April 20 Construction began
Wednesday April 21 Construction completed!

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