Services are custom designed for each project to ensure our client’s mission is accomplished. An integrated design approach is used to create an appropriate balance between function and aesthetics while adhering to the project budget.
The interior requires precise planning to provide a functional and effective space. Aspects such as space planning, lighting, materials, and furniture selection are integrated into the overall design to fulfill the client’s project goals.
Each type of space has its own characteristics and requirements. The organization of the space directly affects efficiency and work flow. Considerations include the constraints of fixed building elements, access for the disabled, and security and privacy issues. Creating a practical layout that is conducive to intended purposes is essential to achieve a desired image and atmosphere.
Project components are analyzed to determine the ability to complete the design objective within the capabilities of the owner. An evaluation of extensive investigation and research objectively reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed project. The cost required to complete the project is compared to the value to be attained. The goal is to provide a rational approach towards achieving the client’s desired result.
An evaluation of the existing site plays a vital role in the development of the project. Comprehensive environmental assessment determines the constraints and opportunities of the site. This analysis with regard to environmental issues, programming requirements, and cost efficiency provides an essential foundation for project development.
The specific needs of each occupant requires thorough research and communication with all parties involved to identify a program. Each end user’s requirements are approached with a whole building design philosophy. This philosophy is based on several design components: accessibility – aesthetics – cost effective – function – productive – security – sustainable. The understanding that all of these systems will come together harmoniously is essential to program whole building design.
Successful project delivery requires effective project management through all stages. Investment early in the design process will avoid unnecessary costs and delays. Oversight at all phases of the project control changes of scope, costs, schedule, and quality.
Physical Needs Assessment
The Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) is designed to address the existing building conditions and to identify any building code violations.
The PNA includes a scope of work and cost estimate for immediate physical concerns of the development, all its major components and the overall building repairs or replacements necessary over the next 15-30 years.
A PNA report can be included to provide the client with a detailed description and photos documenting the property’s overall condition and can be modified according to the client’s requirements.