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  • Starting Large Projects With a Full Service Architectural Firm

    Starting Large Projects With a Full Service Architectural Firm

    Organizations that want to establish new buildings or update older ones often don't know where to begin.

    Getting a budget estimate for a project of any size can be challenging, especially in places like Manhattan. When it comes to putting these projects into practice, one should consider contacting a qualified full service architectural firm with experience putting together a team of professionals that can push your project in the right direction.

    Space planning is an important part of restoring old buildings and developing new ones. Circulation, or the way you navigate throughout the building, should be considered when making changes to the building’s interior design. It's also important to consider the building’s exterior, it’s immediate surroundings, well as it’s effect on the larger context of a city. Ultimately, these design considerations will influence how the building is perceived visually and help determine which elements should be maintained.

    A building's requirements might vary somewhat when it comes to its facilities, and the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems may need to be modified or established. When a building owner or organization is planning to modernize an older building, they should prepare for the possibility that its fundamental framework might have some issues.

    A full service architectural firm can help to identify major building components and help pave the way towards meeting certain goals and objectives.

    Setting the right budget is often a struggle for building owners and organizations in this situation. They might assume that the project will be more expensive than they think, or they might underestimate the required costs. They might not be familiar with the materials that they will need either, as there are lots of documents to read and sign. However, the entire project will proceed as smoothly and effectively as possible when a full service architectural firm is involved.

  • A Full-Service Architectural Firm Has What It Takes To Restore Your Buildings

    A Full-Service Architectural Firm Has What It Takes To Restore Your Buildings

    The nature of a full-service architectural firm is that the firm makes it their purpose to serve and guide every client from the start of the architectural process to the final conclusion of the construction.

    Within each phase of the architectural design process, including schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and contract administration, certain goals will need to be met in order to reach project completion. The innovative process takes place between the client and the architect, including the builders, engineers, and anyone else who has a part to play in the project being a success.

    In order for this to be a dynamic process, there should be open communication and open feedback between all team members. There should also be technical and design experts who can contribute to the success of the project. In many ways, the role of an architect can be compared to a conductor because the architect is the one who ensures everything is in place in order to create a masterpiece.

    As a full-service architectural firm, we are here to represent you in the process of design and construction:

    • We will help you make the right decisions and address any problems that may arise.
    • We will make routine inspections and be on site to observe the construction and design progress.
    • We will also answer any questions you or the contractor may have before, during, and after construction.

    We want you to be able to navigate through the process of design and construction as easily as possible, and we believe that our full-service architectural firm has what it takes to repair, preserve, and restore your building.

    Contact Scott Henson Architect for more information.