The efficient use of space is a key element in creating a successful environment. Our strength lies in space planning that is based on a thorough understanding of your needs. We work with your staff – as well as contractors – to ensure compliance with all local building codes and requirements. In an office environment, we work with you to understand the strategic business goals, current occupancy, and any projected growth that could impact the office space and workplace needs.
Space planning incorporates:
- Planning for current and future needs
- Creating high efficiency floor plans
- Maintaining strict code adherence
- Assisting with site selection/evaluation
- Preparing construction documents
Although they may not be required for every project, space planning can also include the following elements. We have experience in all of these areas, so can provide a full range of services to exactly meet your needs.
Site Selection, Building Review & Test Fit Process
We are available to participate in building site reviews and we’re experienced in dealing with building and construction issues as they pertain to design projects. We have done several test fit plans, and have frequently demonstrated the ability to work with landlord drawings to verify accuracy and code compliance.
We produce construction documents for clients based on the requirements of the project. Construction documents can include project information, demolition plans, dimensioned partition plans, electrical and data plans, reflected ceiling plans, equipment plans, furniture plans, interior and casework details, elevations, and pertinent schedules and specifications as required by the owner. In addition to the drawings, we’ll prepare a written technical specification if required. We can also integrate the mechanical and electrical plans into the drawing set.
We often obtain code approvals on all levels and work with clients in various states with varying codes. Our employees are knowledgeable and are skilled in resolving difficult code issues, and once plans and drawings are prepared, we’ll have the drawing set reviewed for compliance.
We’ve prepared several pricing plans for clients, and when necessary, utilize cost estimation software that specifies pricing for services rendered outside of the known region, per locale, and aids in gauging an accurate, reliable cost estimate up front. We also hire local estimators to secure estimates within the project.