SERVICES

Planning

Long Range Master Planning | Where will you go? A comprehensive process establishing a vision for the future.

Feasibility Studies | Does it make sense to build? A detailed investigation and analysis conducted to determine the financial, economic, technical, or other advisability of a proposed project.

Functional Programming | How can the design of your site and space help you to live or work more efficiently and enjoyably? The research and decision-making process that defines the problem to be solved by design. 

Site Analysis | How will the place where you build affect what you build? A comprehensive investigation into site characteristics, challenges, and opportunities. 

Preservation Studies | What is necessary to preserve the historic character of a particular building while adapting it to contemporary needs? A survey of existing and original historic elements and their compatibility with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, accessibility, and other current needs. 

Architecture

Program Review and Analysis | How are you currently using your space and what could change to make that experience better? A look at whether your plans for the future align with where you want to go. 

Schematic Design | A general arrangement of spaces and palette of materials that coincides with your needs, priorities, and budget.

Design Development | A more specific collection of documents that specifies how a project should be arranged, what it will be made of, and an opinion of approximate cost.

Construction Documents | A collection of technical drawings that clearly and specifically communicates a project’s construction.

Specifications | Written documents, accompanying the construction documents, that describe the qualities of each construction material and component, and the standards to which they are to be constructed.

Graphic & Signage Design | Ensure that the design of your project is carried out through the last detail.

Models & Presentation Drawings | Both physical models and 3D digital models can be created and integrated into a presentation for fundraising, community meetings, day lighting studies, materials and color testing, etc.

Due Diligence Consultation | The process of evaluating an existing building to help determine what obstacles might exist.

Historic Structures Reports | An assessment of a historic building which includes information about its existing condition, the history of the construction methods of its era, and recommendations for required repair.

Renovation Assessment Studies | The process of evaluating whether the renovation of a building can fulfill the needs of the owner within their budget.

ADA Reviews and Design | The assessment of the accessibility of a building to those with a disability and recommendations for meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Interior Design

Programming | How can the design of your site and space help you to live or work more efficiently and enjoyably? The research and decision-making process that defines the problem to be solved by design.

Space Planning and Design | The thoughtful reorganization of interior space. 

Color & Finish Design and Selection | Ensure that each aspect of your project is complementary. 

Equipment Inventory | The documentation and coordination of your existing equipment with any new equipment that might be necessary after a move to a new building or a renovation.

Furniture & Equipment Specifications |Written documentation of the appropriate furniture and equipment that should be purchased and installed.

Contract Documents |Drawings and written specifications that clearly articulate how a space will be arranged and the materials and finishes that will be used.

Contract Administration | Regular communication between the owner, designer, and contractor that ensures that the design is built according to the owner’s expectations.

Historic Interiors Specifications | Research and written documentation of how the interior of a historic structure should be repaired to preserve the historic character of the property.

 Construction Administration

Contract Administration | Regular communication, facilitated by the architect, between the owner and contractor that ensures that the design is built according to the owner’s expectations.

Construction Contract Negotiation | Personal consultation to determine the most compatible client/contractor relationship when selecting a contractor in a non-bid situation.

Bidding Review and Analysis | Personal consultation to determine the best value when selecting a contractor based on either a mandatory or elective bid process.

Accelerated Design & Construction |Organization of the design, permitting, and construction process that facilitates a completed project in a deadline oriented situation.