We help our clients plan a strategy for their planned buildings in order to gain the maximum return on their investment.
We create conceptual design for clients with particular emphasis on the client’s culture and passion.
After the conceptual design phase, we create the design details, estimates, and specifications and swatches for our clients.
We implement the design in two ways:
2. Project Management
We make sure our designs are implemented with the best quality.
We start out all projects identifying any jurisdictional requirements that may be placed on a project, including any public hearings that may be required for zoning, special use permits, zoning adjustments that may be desired or required.
We define the capacity of the site, setbacks, zoning requirements and limitations, and required presentations to neighborhood associations. Every location will have different requirements. Before any design work begins, the necessary due diligence is necessary.
The way we design does not follow a rigid formula or cookie cutter process. We question everything during the process and are always looking for better materials, methods, and options. We work directly with the clients in a collaborative effort to meet their needs and achieve their goals.
There are a number of illustration techniques we utilize, depending on the proposed purpose. These could include conceptual sketches or highly detailed and realistic renderings.
A rendering can convey a concept or present an image of the finished product. It can also include assisting the client in obtaining financing, pre-leasing, or attracting investors. That includes quick conceptual sketches, high quality photo realistic images, animated walk-throughs/flybys, and massing studies
Clear construction documents are critical for a variety of reasons in the bidding process to obtain clear and competitive bids, in the construction process, to assure the design intent is clearly and concisely communicated and eventually for maintenance and repairs throughout the life of the structure.
To achieve this level of clarity, we prepare our documents with close coordination with various consultants. We hold regular meetings and joint reviews and periodic quality control checks from start to completion.
A contractor biding one of our projects recently stated, “We bid a lot of projects and this set of documents was the clearest and most detailed set we have seen.”
During the construction phase, we make ourselves available to the contractor to answer any questions and address any concerns he may have.
We are involved during the construction to represent the owner and to respond to any contractor RFI’s, to conduct site observation visits, to monitor progress, to prepare any required change orders, to review shop drawings and pay applications.
Interior design completes the project and goes a long way in defining the image or identifying the structure.
Our entire design team collaborates with the client in defining the image and how to achieve it in the selection of colors, materials, textures, and FF&E.
With years of experience in dealing with the various jurisdictions, we have a thorough understanding of planning, zoning, and code requirements. With the relationships developed over the years, we are, on occasion, able to expedite the process.
Responsible design requires attention to sustainable and environmentally sound solutions. We approach every project with that in mind.
Practical solutions to design will provide the client with added value over the years of use. We are committed to this approach of sustainable, energy efficient, and green solutions.