Our firm uses a process we call “pre-design,” which is intensely focused on building consensus and reducing uncertainty in the design process. We use this process successfully with community foundations, condominium boards, churches, and other non-profits or groups. The services we offer are broad and are fully customized to the needs of each client, but generally could include the following:
Performing detailed evaluations of the current condition of the building or facility, including structural and systems (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire) considerations.
Conducting stakeholder interviews and going on an intense information gathering project.
Analyzing and preparing facility programs that help groups visualize their space needs now and in the future.
Facilitating focus groups, presentations, and other types of community/group engagement to gather feedback.
Preparing various design ideas to be vetted with stakeholders, which often identifies areas of agreement and disagreement.
Developing project schedules and detailed budgets using our industry contacts that answer the two most important questions on any project—how long and how much?
Providing analysis and documenting all of our findings in detailed reports that can be referenced for years to come.