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Sequence of Services
Develop a project program: Ascertain building requirements based upon owner's specific needs and objectives.
Prepare project design documents: Illustrate the size, scale, character and relationship of all project components.
Prepare working drawings and determine specifications. Detail the materials, workmanship, finishes and equipment required.
Prepare estimates of unit construction cost figures: Assist owner in establishing probability construction budget prior to bidding
Coordinate engineering consultants: Integrate structural, mechanical, electrical and other professional design services.
Coordinate the bidding process: Prepare bidding information and bidding documents. Obtain bids or negotiated proposals for materials, services and contractors.
Prepare bid analyses and determine availability of subcontractors and suppliers.
Provide architectural observation of the construction work: Ensure the quality of work is proceeding in accordance with the design.
Review and expedite the processing of shop drawings Ensure conformation with working drawings
Project Closeout: Process all administrative paperwork ensuring punch list items are complete, maintenance manuals and warranties submitted and waiver of liens indemnified.

Initial Studies
Site analyses evaluate existing facilities to determine the type and cost of improvements that would increase efficiency.
Site location provides unbiased assistance in determining the right site compatible to your program.
Site evaluation and master planning confirms suitability of land use and plans for long range development.
Land development planning establishes the most economical use of undeveloped land while addressing both public and agency concerns.
Special Services for ADA, environmental, and other existing site/facility surveys.

Design & Programming
Site planning analyze site circulation, geography, micro-climate, utilities and exposure to determine the best facility orientation.
Master planning develops efficient, flexible and economical plans for long range growth of facility complexes
Building design develops attractive concepts that can be constructed efficiently while maintaining long term durability
Layout provides optimum use of space, efficiency in work and flexibility of operation.
Interior Design plans for comfortable space, furniture, furnishing, finishes and accessories.
Landscape Design helps establish comfortable massing with selective plant material for low drought and maintenance.

Engineering Design
Civil engineers coordinate evaluation and process of soil mechanics, grading, drainage, water supply, roadways, and other site infrastructure.
Structural engineers are experienced in selecting compatible and cost effective structural systems and components.
Electrical engineers develop designs for all types of electrical power, lighting, heating, equipment, and advance communication control for energy saving management systems. Capitalizing for pay back and returns of latest State Energy commission programs and incentives for long term/initial terms available.
Mechanical engineers are experienced in energy conservation regarding heating, ventilation, air conditioning through computerized environment managed systems and other complementary interfaced smart systems. Capitalizing for pay back and returns of latest State Energy commission programs and incentives for long term/initial terms available.
Other specialized engineering services can be arranged to complete specific work beyond the usual conventional engineering disciplines.

Green Design
Green or sometimes known as sustainable buildings are environmental friendly. The designs are geared in saving utility energy consumption and sustain human temperate comfort levels. These methods are scientifically engineered based on alternative insulated materials and alternative power. The appearance and style of sustainable homes and commercial buildings can be nearly indistinguishable from their less sustainable counterparts such as earth berming, solar panels, and recycled materials. Not only green buildings lead to benefits of reduced operating costs, but they may even harvest energy, water, and resources. Through better sitting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal — the complete building life cycle is all valued. Most importantly, the people who live and work are most valued with less environmental impacts that increase productivity, and improved occupant health due to improved indoor air quality. The ethics of practice of green design seeks to achieve ecological and aesthetic harmony between a structure and its surrounding nature and built environment.

Alternative Methods
Synergizing Humans with Environments is a body energy relationship called applied "Kinesiology." Tuning our body and environment to align with both bio/physical environment is an art to seeking harmonious flow with living spaces. Colors, textures, geometry and other physical/chemical influences may have direct impacts to each individual differently. The program pre-identifies incompatible chemical toxins and forms through real time empirical methods. By testing colors, textures, shapes, material substances, one can ascertain the most effective design methods prior to construction and find greater health and vitality at home or work place.
Alternative Program Methods
Holistic Esthetic Design focus on healing environments based on Intuitive Fung Shui/Wabi Sabi applications. An in-depth personal approach to material, textures and form.
R&D Applications design for specific programs of unconventional clients needs which demand complete design integration to allow optimal blend of form/function.

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