We are an architectural design and drafting firm that was established in the Treasure Valley in 1994. Draftech has provided drafting and design services in the Treasure Valley for over 24 years, with over 16 million square feet drawn to date. In 2007, Brendan and Michele took over the company . Original services were exclusive only to home builders; they recognized an opportunity to expand Draftech's services for both builders and homeowners alike.
Since taking over, the Draftech team has successfully produced over 6,000 new home designs, from small production homes to large, luxury custom homes. Since 2009 Draftech has produced over 35 award winning Parade of Homes.
MEET THE TEAM
We staff only the best designers and draftsmen. Our designers have both creativity and hands on experience in architecture real estate, interior design, and home building. Secondly, our draftsmen are educated in the "structural" field. They have a real working background in home building and possess a deep understanding of engineering principals, beam and floor calculations, geometry and math. This enables our plans to receive permit approval the first time. More importantly, we incorporate “value engineering” which will lower your building cost. Our dedicated team prides itself on providing our clients with strong communication, fast, predictable turn-around times and well planned home designs you will love.
Brendan Smythe, CPBD, AIBD (Certified Building Designer/Owner)
Michele Smythe (Designer/Owner)
Michele has over 11 years experience in the industry. She started her career in bookkeeping and office management for a small building contractor. After six years she decided to obtain her real estate license. For three years not only did she represent her clients with home buying and selling, but she was also involved with the purchasing and renovating of out-dated homes around the Treasure Valley.
After raising her four children she attended Boise State University to pursue a degree in Business Management. She was instrumental in the purchase of Draftech, and in 2007 became office manager and head of account services. In only a few years she also showed a talent for floor plan design. Adding a woman's touch to all of her designs, she has personally designed over 6,000 homes. She keeps the Draftech engine running at it's core, making her the heart and soul of the office.
Brendan and Michele live in Eagle, have been married for 19 years and have 4 children.
Brendan has over 24 years of experience in the building and design industry. He earned his Associate Degree in Design & Drafting in San Jose, CA in 1995. He worked in the design and drafting industry for 5 years before being offered a position as a partner in a residential construction company. Where he became a Licensed Contractor. Not only did he provide custom home designs but he also gained valuable construction knowledge and field experience. He put "hammer to nail" on dozens of his design projects from conception to reality.
After moving his family to Idaho, Brendan took over Draftech in 2007 and since then has designed thousands of new homes, including over 40 award-winning designs. He heads 11 different subdivision design committees throughout the treasure valley.
After gaining the required experience in Building Design, Brendan passed the rigorous exam under the National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC). He is now a certified professional building designer (CPBD) and also a member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD). He recognizes that strong residential design comes from clear objectives, quality control, honesty and most of all a patient teaching and learning mindset.