Architectural Design Services:
Architectural services are provided
in the State of Florida and wherever we need to become
registered. Our NCARB certification allows us to secure architectural
registration in any of 48 States.
The Architect's basic
services consist of those phases as identified below. They include normal
engineering services as required for proper project execution.
Based on a mutually agreed upon design program,
schedule and construction budget requirements, the Architect will provide design
review and prepare design plans and elevations of the proposed project.
In addition to the plans, presentation drawings will be prepared for
Owner's use, including a preliminary estimate of construction cost.
Design Development Phase: Upon approval of the design drawings and the
Owner's authorization to proceed, design development documents will
be prepared. These documents will be prepared based on the input
of the construction specifications (i.e. material
selection, building components, etc.). At the end of this phase
the Architect will advise the Owner of any adjustments to the construction
cost estimate. Based on the project scope, this
phase may be a part of the construction document
Construction Document Phase:
Once the design development documents and
design specifications have been approved, the Architect will
prepare construction plans for building of the project. These plans will
include all necessary engineering (structural,
mechanical, and electrical) as required for
proper project execution. As a result the plans will be prepared for building permit issuance and construction.
Following the approval of the construction
documents, the Architect shall assist the
in obtaining bids and in preparation of the contract for construction.
Whenever we are selected as the architect on a project, we add consulting engineers to our "team", providing structural,
mechanical, electrical,plumbing and civil engineering expertise, tailored to the needs of the project.
Our goal is to
consistently provide truly "professional" services, always considering the "life cycle cost" of all decisions
relating to materials, finishes and construction techniques.
The Architect represents the Owner's
best interest in all negotiations with the Contractor.
The Architect keeps the Owner informed of cost saving alternatives
discovered during construction,
Insures Quality Control during construction,
Certifies Contractor's applications
Monitors the construction budget,
Observes proper installation of mechanical,plumbing and electrical
Conducts on-site inspections of the structural system and application of all building materials.