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Haus Facts:

Construction Budget: $328,792

1,550 TFA [Treated Floor Area]

Annual Heating Demand: 6.1 kBTU/ft2yr

3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1,755 SF

Christian Hurttienne Architects is a boutique, Detroit-based architecture firm that offers a wide range of services custom-fit to our clients’ needs. Our partnership and staff has been curated to provide a depth of experience ranging from financing and regulatory advice, interior and exterior design, construction detailing, construction administration, and graphic communication. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded approach to architecture, which we bring to bear on programs for multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial buildings, both through new construction and the adaptive re-use of existing, often historic, structures.

The firm principal, Brian Hurttienne, has been an active architect in the City of Detroit for the past 30 years. Additionally, Brian has served as the Executive Director of the Villages Community Development Corporation, and as the Economic Development Director for Jefferson East, Inc. Mr. Christian is accomplished in architecture and design, with a construction background.  His experience in Detroit, as well as Washington D.C. and Denver Co., brings a depth of construction knowledge to our practice.

In addition to our architectural practice, our partnership has expanded to include financing and developing our own projects, as well as the creation of our construction firm, Christian Hurttienne Construction. This expansion has offered us new opportunities to participate in the development of the City of Detroit, and work towards our goal of improving the social condition of the people who interact with and inhabit the environments we help create.

This includes:

1. Ordering Basics

2. How to Transact this Template

3. Technical Details for the Alpha System

4. Sample ProForma - Hard & Soft Costs

5. High Performance Window Info.

6. Balanced Ventilation w/ Sample Mechanical Layout

7. Sample Photovoltaic (PV) Layout

This Template Starter Pack is meant to serve as an example of what information you can expect regarding The Alpha System.

After choosing a template & making your deposit below...all of these metrics will be adapted to your project site and location.

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The Builder Network is filled with the best and brightest sustainable builders in the country. They have agreed to build any design in the Haus Network.

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Fill out the questionnaire below. This will tell us everything we need to know to get started.

Step 2

Submit your deposit - these funds will pay for the final steps of the planning stage to make your design "ready to build".

Step 3

Once the design is ready to build, a timeline can be established with the builder and Phoenix Haus will start building your Alpha System!

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By submitting your deposit, Phoenix Haus, the architect & the builder will be immediately notified. The Planning Stage can then begin. By placing this order, you agree to the Phoenix Haus Order Agreement & Terms of Use. Deposits will go towards the total cost of the home & are non-refundable.

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