​​​​​​​​​​Design Services


Operating as a process-driven lab rather than a specialist of types, this allows us to provide both traditional and custom design, architecture and planning services. Therefore, our projects are the result of strategic decision-making, performance-focused and crafted for implementation. The act of building is probably one of the most political events - it impacts locally and globally, evokes emotions that are uplifting and depressive, supports movement and impedes progress.​ From private organizations to community-action groups, our clients reflect an interest in making emergent opportunities real. We are committed to creation of a better society through design.  LOOK BOOK >​


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PLANNING & PERMIT SUBMITTAL

  • Preparation of documents and drawings required by Planning Departments (if applicable)

  • Submission of documents and drawings to Building Departments.


CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

  • Preparation of RFP/Bid documents

  • Review of bid proposals from contractors

  • Assistance in Evaluating offers for award of building contract

  • Administration of building contract

  • Preparation and issuing of construction documentation and drawings

  • Site observation

  • Facilitation of project completion​

PROJECT INCEPTION

  • Collection of site information

  • Development of project brief

  • Establishment of project budget

  • Establishment of project timeline


DESIGN CONCEPT GENERATION

  • Analysis of site conditions

  • Development of spatial opportunities

  • Exploration of materials and technical design characteristics​

  • 3D + VR Visualization


DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Finalization of design, materials and technical design characteristics

  • Coordination of design with project sub-consultants (engineering, surveyors, cost estimators, data/IT)​​​

​CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC FOCUS

  • Master planning

  • Strategic Development / Capital Campaigns

  • Community Workshops

  • Urban Research + Planning

  • Programming / Space Use Analysis 

  • Spatial Planning

  • Interior Design

  • Architecture & Building Design

  • Promotional fund-raising material

  • Custom furniture design​​


SPECIAL STUDIES
  • Assistance in site/property selection

  • Feasibility studies 

  • ​Program Management 

  • Assistance with contractor and supplier selection

  • Investigation of alternate construction systems

  • Building energy analysis and planning