Our goal is to create functional, beautiful design that inspires you.

In order to do that, we embrace open, honest, & frequent communication.  This allows you to be fully informed and educated throughout the process and become a valuable partner in creating something wonderful.  This also allows us to get to know you and what makes your organization special.  We do our best work when we are totally engaged and understand what is important to you. 

Good building design is a process from start-to-finish.  Good planning, discussion, and decision making builds on itself to arrive at beautiful, functional, and inspirational spaces that are carefully designed for you.  Making the right decisions, at the right time, and in the right order are the foundations of a successful project.  

STEPS IN A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT:

 

1.  PRE-DESIGN

 Evaluation of What You Have & What You Need

  • Existing Facility Drawings

  • Space Programming

  • Facility Surveys

  • Site Selection Analysis

  • Budget & Timeline Discussions

2.  SITE DEVELOPMENT

Initial Land & Building Planning

  • Site & Building Master Planning

  • Project Phasing

  • Property Research & Zoning Approvals

3.  SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Big Picture Building Concept Drawings

  • Building Plans

  • Building Massing & Exterior Elevations

  • BIM Modeling - 3D Concept Renderings

  • Video Fly-throughs

  • Concept Budgeting & Timelines

4.  DESIGN INTEGRATION

Building Engineering & Concept Refinement

  • Building Engineering Systems Design

  • Architectural Concept Refinement

  • Material Selections

  • Detailed Budgeting 

5.  CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Finalize & Draw-up all of the Design Details

  • Architectural Detailing

  • Final Engineering Coordination & Review

  • Project Specifications

 

6.  BIDDING & PERMITTING

Contractor Pricing & City Permitting

  • Building Permit Approvals

  • Administer Project Bidding

  • Negotiate Final Construction Pricing & Alternates

  • Prepare & Review Construction Contracts

7.  CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

Construction Phase of the project

  • Represent Owner's Interests during construction

  • Communication & on site meetings with owner and contractor during entire construction process

  • Review Contractor's Applications for Payment

  • Construction Observations & Meeting Minutes

  • Submittals & Shop Drawing Review

  • As Built Record Drawings

  • Project Close-out

8.  POST OCCUPANCY

Follow-up and Future Planning

  • Future Needs Assessment

  • Warranty Review

  • Post-occupancy evaluation

  • Master Plan Review