As members of our community, we celebrate and build upon the threads of our vibrant community. Community, civic and educational centers contribute to enriching our cultural and social experience while creating places to dream.
At the start of a project, it is important to meet at the project site and review your ideas and requirements. We prepare initial design solutions, typically in the form of sketches. These initial proposals often also incorporate feasibility information and preliminary site studies.
As the project progresses, we work with you, developing plan options, elevations, details, specifications, budgets and schedules, providing progress reports, and arranging meetings to answer questions as they arise throughout the design and construction phases.
Depending on the complexity of the project, it may be necessary to consult with outside experts such as structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing engineers, lighting designers, kitchen consultants, and energy code specialists, who prepare detailed drawings, specifications, and recommendations. In collaboration with the consultants, we coordinate the design with all building, fire, health and safety codes and work with the building department to obtain a building permit. The approved drawings and specifications form the basis for obtaining estimates from contractors.
During the construction phase, we provide clarification and support and monitor progress to ensure that the project is completed per the drawings.
Environmental and efficiency considerations are an integral aspect of how we develop our projects.
architectural design | building permits | project evaluation | site planning | feasibility study