DESIGN PROCESS (Phase One)

Design Development

The design-build process brings together the project design and construction teams. This approach gives the designer insights into the cost and constructability of different design layouts which results in better cost contracts and customer satisfaction. The goal of the Design-Build process is to provide high quality designs and streamlined schedules so all project goals are met.

Design Team

Rob Little, Design Director

With 23 years in the construction and design industry, Rob leads Bella Vista Company’s design and CAD production process. Groomed from an early age by his grandfather, the passion for design continued to grow as he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The School of Architecture at California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo in 1988. After years of experience, including apprenticing in San Francisco under the award-winning architect, William Churchill, Rob brings considerable vision and style to our Dallas customers.

Whitney Knutson, Project Designer

As Project Designer, Whitney works with clients on new homes and remodeling projects. With a goal of creating better function and flow, she looks at a space and creates many different layout options. Whitney takes the ideas and brings them to life with 3D images and colored renderings. Assisting clients with programming, design concepts and construction documents, Whitney is an essential contact for clients during their project. Along with the project design, Whitney assists in marketing for Bella Vista Company. With a Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design degree from Kansas State University, she well educated to bring new life to your space.

Sarah Collom, Interior Decorator

As our on-staff decorator, Sarah assists in many phases of design, from concept design to interior finishes and material selections. Working directly with customers, Sarah artfully translates dreams into reality for each project. Selecting cabinetry, tile, colors, lighting, furniture, and accessories, Sarah carefully puts a vision together to finish out a beautiful space. With her extensive knowledge of current projects and trends and her passion for design, she is a wonderful help to Bella Vista Company’s customers.   Sarah received her Bachelor degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX and is continuing her design and decorating education at the Interior Design Institute.