Through interviews, surveys and observations we develop an understanding of your company and the project at hand. There is a need for us to understand how your company works, how work gets done and how your staff and customers interact with each other.
Space plans are produced, which address the concerns and objectives expressed during the programming phase. We produce a project schedule that outlines the time frames and milestone dates for successfully delivering your project on time.
During this phase we develop a design concept that reflects the image of your company and what you want to project to your clients, customers and employees. It is a process of presenting finishes, materials and details that in the end capture the vision you have for your project. We produce colored perspective renderings, colored floor plans, and color boards of proposed finishes. The presentation is also available for electronic distribution.
The Construction Documentation consists of a series of drawings, specifications and detailed instructions that allow a General Contractor or a supplier to accurately price the work to be completed. We also co-ordinate the services of Architects, Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineers. Various sized projects require different services to meet building code compliance for building permits and we consult on the best strategies to keep a job on schedule and budget.
During this critical phase we conduct site meetings with all involved in completing the project, to ensure the project stays on schedule and that everything is done according to the drawings. Administration consumes a lot of efforts during this phase as we handle change orders, revisions, sub-trade communication, and coordination with landlord and deal with all the other vendors needed to complete the project.
specifying and purchasing ~ Whether it is a home, an office or a restaurant we assist in the total outfitting of furnishings, equipment, fitments, art and accessories. We create spreadsheet schedules for specifications, costs and delivery. For over 25 years we have researched many sources for merchandise and custom designed items and original art.