Architectural Services - Development of the project requirements,
design solutions, preparation of contract documents including construction drawings
and specifications, advice in the selection and contractual relationship of
a general contractor, and construction administration of the contract for new
buildings, restorations and renovations.Building Evaluation
& Inspection - Inspection of existing buildings and recorded observations
of the same for financial institutions and building owners to determine project
Evaluation of Construction Documents - A thorough review of construction contract documents utilizing the "Readi-Check" drawing check system. This system emphasizes an inter-disciplinary approach to drawing review to determine contradictions, discrepancies, impossibilities and inconsistencies in architectural, structural and all mechanical disciplines. This review will determine completeness of the documents and an initial understanding of potential change orders.
Construction Administration - Site visits at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction to become familiar with the progress and quality of the work completed and to determine if said work when complete is being performed in accordance with the contract documents. Also included, in general, is the review of submittals, review and certification of applications for payment, rejection of non-conforming work and interpretation of the contract documents.
Design Build Services - Direct contractual relationship to a design-build firm. As the design force, our connection to the prime is just as another sub-contractor. Simplicity of composition is the principal advantage to the owner as all responsibility is clearly directed to a single company.
Feasibility Studies - Development of master plans including schematic building designs, site plans and environmental studies to assist owners in analyzing the viability of proposed projects.
Interior Design - Space planning, design and selection of systems, furnishings and finishes, custom furnishing design as well as the procurement of the furnishings, finishes, fixtures and equipment.
Master Planning - The design of the site plan, building massing, landscaping, traffic system and utility infrastructure to accommodate orderly future growth.
Owner Representation - Review of construction documents, specifications, contracts, and schedules; site visits to determine if the work is being performed in accordance with the contract documents; participation in pencil-copy and payout meetings; review of applications for payment; adherence with construction schedule; review of changes in work and review of change orders.
Programming - Analysis of the clients' operations to determine space needs, environmental standards, adjacencies and optimal traffic patterns. Inventory of existing furnishings can be completed as part of this phase if required.
Promotion/Fund Raising Support - Development of graphic, written and verbal support for fund-raising and public relations campaigns.
Site Evaluation and Analysis - Analysis of the existing conditions including climate, ecology, site adjacencies, topography, noise, traffic, views/site lines, landscaping, utility requirements, zoning requirements and evaluation of existing and proposed structures.
Specification Preparation - Development of a written description of the work that accurately describes with sufficient particularity the construction drawings and other contractual obligations. Specifications are prepared following the latest "Masterspec" format and have equal priority as they are produced concurrently with the drawings.
Technical Consultation - Investigation, evaluation and recommended action of various technical construction problems including, but not limited to, masonry failures, differential structural movements, water infiltration and moisture condensation.