Services are broadly available, tailored to the individual project. Traditional and advanced architectural services can be organized into four general phases:
- Vision concept and goals
- Site selection
- Feasibility testing
- Jump start can test feasibility prior to beginning design for unsure or complex situations.
Existing Information Gathering and Evaluation
- Land survey
- Site analysis
- Architectural field survey
- Property Condition Assessments (PCA) for evaluating commercial real estate purchases, documented with a Property Condition Report (PCR)
- Electronic drawings and models as base information for renovations and additions
- Developing multiple design concepts
- 3D modeling and rendering to explore and conceptualize design
- Typical construction and wall section
- Material selections
- Engineering strategies, services, and system sizing
- Design coordination
- Detailed plans, elevations, interior elevations, casework drawings
- Large scale details of assemblies and conditions
- Engineering, interior design, specialties, and coordination
- Specifications for components and materials
- Construction contract and general conditions
- Drawings suitable for permit
Typical projects include commercial buildings, up-fits, additions, renovations, and re-configurations. See a small sample of experience that maps projects and on-going work in Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, Durham, Raleigh, and Zebulon, to beyond the Triangle in Butner, Sanford, Fayetteville, Greenville, and Charlotte, from Bath to Black Mountain.
Designs are created with an array of experienced consultants, as appropriate, for interior design, site planning, engineering for structural, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems, and other specialties as required. The process is a partnership with clients, owners, tenants, engineers, designers, consultants, contractors, and jurisdiction officials from initial conception to the completion of construction.
Working with an architect has more on engaging services, fees, and general licensure requirements for architects and contractors.