How the work gets done
and it leads to successful outcomes on your project
There’s different ways of doing things, we’ve dabbled in a few. Our process is tested and proven to reduce wasted time, increase communication, and yield a constructible, approvable, on budget project. Each project is tailored with specific phases below, here is a typical workflow.
DUE DILIGENCE: INVESTIGATING POSSIBILITIES, EMPLOYING FORESIGHT
We offer thorough survey, research and analysis services for any given site, before the concepting and design processes begin. This is a critical step to planning any development project. We provide the possibilities and restrictions of a site that can mitigate potential problems down the line.
A full report of expert analysis, and consultation you need to make sound decisions, and move forward with your project.
Due Diligence entails:
Site observation, investigation and analysis
Preliminary Site Inspection Report
FEMA Flood Studies
CONCEPTING: ENVISIONING THE POSSIBILITIES, DRAWING OUT THE FUTURE
This is where we sharpen our pencils and light up our creativity. Once the Due Diligence process is complete, and you make the decision to move forward with your project, the work begins. In the concepting phase, we begin to draw out the possibilities, collaborate with team professionals and begin to see what the future of a site can be. Our balanced technical expertise and artistic creativity can uncover the full potential of what a site can be.
Digital 3D Modeling – quick studies to visualize concepts and possibilities
Visualization – Hollywood, meet Engineering.
Our office uses tools to quickly and accurately provide a 3D model for a portion of a site. 3D modeling helps with visualization of what a site will look like after construction. It also helps with being able to root out issues during construction by building a model on the computer.
Traditionally, this is a very expensive service due to software, learning curve, amount of staff to create a rendering. We are able to offer this service as a useful tool because of our knowledge of specialized simplified software. This is an exciting way to help provide clarity, and has become an indispensable design method, not something that is only used on larger budget projects.
We can provide animation, renderings, photo matching where a photograph is taken and the proposed structure is placed within the photograph with accurate measurements to show what it would look like.
Design & Entitlement
DESIGN & ENTITLEMENT: THE ART OF DETAILS AND APPROVALS
In this phase, we get down to the details and move forward with fully designing the site. We specialize in intricately detailed studies, finessed drawings, and easy-to-understand construction documents, all rendered with our customized tools, layered with concise details and accurate visualizations. We cap off the entitlement process with intelligent reports and 3D models that make the approval process seamless. We have extensive knowledge and experience working with public and private agencies, to obtain the proper approvals, permits and entitlement documents so you can move forward with construction. We employ diligence, follow-through and perseverance to move this process along, so you can stay on schedule.
Design & Entitlement entails:
Construction documents & reports
Clear drawings, detailed and integrated with Architect & Landscape Architect drawings.
Opinion of probable costs
Studies and Analysis
3D Modeling – Fully rendered 3D models, ready for presentation and approval.
CONSTUCTION ADMINISTRATION PHASE: PUTTING ON THE HARD HAT & BOOTS
We offer guidance and advisory service through the construction phase, answering any questions and problem solving unexpected issues that may arise. We can be there at the construction site, with our hard hats and boots, to ensure that the project is executed correctly and efficiently, seeing you through the entire construction process.
AS-BUILT AND FINAL DELIVERY: ARCHIVING & DOCUMENTATION
Once construction is successfully completed, we will finalize the process by creating the proper documentation to properly archive the project. We will incorporate any changes that were made on-site, and will deliver certifiable documents to you and the appropriate agencies.