Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Michael and Deborah Sauri, TriVistaUSA is an award-winning boutique design/build firm dedicated to providing creative designs with high-quality builds. TriVistaUSA can help design a brand new home, but more frequently they are remodeling client’s existing houses to become dream homes.
How do they do it? They utilize a process called design charrette. In mid-1800’s Paris, French architectural students would frantically gather around a cart collecting their work, finishing their projects as they were being rolled away– “en charrette,” or literally “in the cart.” TriVistaUSA’s charrette process is less frantic, but more collaborative, calling on the expertise of every team member to bring different perspectives to the design solutions they provide their clients. Clients are presented with an exciting variety of options, all of which solve their home challenges, all within budget.
The firm’s name, an anagram of Michael and Deborah’s surnames, was specifically chosen to underscore the emphasis placed on the collaborative process. “There are two critical factors in any remodel: thoughtful solutions and resources (time and money),” Michael explains. “We carefully listen to our clients’ needs, then stretch their budget to provide as many solutions as possible.”
Both Sauris are artists—Michael a musician, Deborah a graphic designer. This provides them with a distinct advantage in their competitive industry, Michael believes. “We are a design/build firm with an emphasis on the design,” he says. “Our background in the fine arts has trained us to think things through carefully in advance. This benefits our clients, since when we get to the build phase there is little chance of last-minute surprises ramping up project costs.”
“There are two critical factors in any remodel: thoughtful solutions and resources (time and money). We carefully listen to our clients’ needs, then stretch their budget to provide as many solutions as possible”