We start out all projects identifying any town planning requirements that may be placed on a project, including any public hearings that may be required for zoning, special use permits, zoning adjustments that may be desired or required. We define the capacity of the site, setbacks, zoning requirements and limitations, and required presentations to neighborhood associations. Every location will have different requirements. Before any design work begins, the necessary due diligence is carried out.
The way we design does not follow a rigid formula or cookie cutter process. We question everything during the process and are always looking for better materials, methods and options. We work directly with the client in a collaborative effort to meet their needs and achieve their goals
There are a number of illustration techniques we utilize depending on the proposed purpose, from conceptual sketches to highly detailed and realistic renderings. A rendering can convey a concept or present an image of the finished project. They can also assist the client in obtaining financing, preleasing or attracting investors. That includes quick conceptual sketches, high quality photo realistic images, animated walk-through/flyby's and massing studies.
Construction Document Production.
Clear construction documents are critical for a variety of reasons: in the bidding process to obtain clear and competitive bids; in the construction process to assure the design intent is clearly and concisely communicated and eventually for maintenance and repairs throughout the life of the structure. To achieve this level of clarity we prepare our documents with close coordination with various consultants, hold regular meetings and joint reviews and periodic quality control checks from start to completion.
During the construction period, we make ourselves available to the contractor to answer any questions and address any concerns they may have. Our expertise in the Construction stage of different typology of buildings ensure to the ClientÕs project cost and quality control and timely delivery. We professionally coordinate each aspect of the works, from PreConstruction Services, through the Construction Phase to Project Closeout, providing specialized skills to lead the construction to its success.
With years of experience in dealing with the various jurisdictions, we have a thorough understanding of planning, zoning and Local Authority requirements. With the relationships developed over the years, we are, on occasion, able to expedite the process