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Project Planning

Project Studies

Exploring new ideas and discussing possibilities has been taken to another level with the design capabilities and technical expertise of RH+ARCH

Owners of existing commercial and potential real estate investment properties come to us for help early on in the decision-making process. By performing simple on-site verification studies and combining available information we will be able to quickly evaluate a new building construction, as well as upgrade and renovation, potential for retail, office, commercial, and residential projects. We are then able to translate that evaluation into scaled plan and three-dimensional graphics. The resulting design studies are invaluable to our clients' analyzing possibilities, marketing tools, and budget construction costs before commitments are made.

Using the current three-dimensional modeling software programs, as well as physical scaled models, the design is able to come alive in real-time as the program and project grow

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The design and construction process moves progressively from general to specific. Information continues to compile on previous decisions until all outstanding choices are finalized. This allows the budget to redefine itself as the project information develops.

Architect Selection

Identify client needs

Interview architects

Review philosophy, portfolio, and  references

Discuss values, relationships, and enthusiasm

Visit past jobs, talk to clients

Determine target scope and budget

Discuss fee and schedule

Review and sign architectural (and engineering) proposal agreement

  • Commercial Tenant Office Design

  • Construction Management

  • Custom Residential Design

  • Existing Facility Upgrade Design

  • Major Additions to Existing Buildings

  • New Building Construction

  • Precast Concrete Parking Structures

  • Preparation of Solicitation Packages

  • Repair and Inspection Report Preparation

  • Reports and Analysis of Existing Facilities

  • Retail Shops, Stores and Restaurants

  • Site Planning Design

  • Three-dimensional project  modeling

Basis Services of Contract
  • Pre-Design Phase

  • Programming interview

  • Review owner provided existing conditions

  • Photographic documentation of existing conditions

  • Analyze site restrictions, zoning codes, existing conditions, and program budgets​

  • Schematic Design Phase

  • Prepare design options (plan)

  • Meet with client to review, analyze, approve, or combine options

  • Refine plan per meeting comments

  • Prepare elevations and massing studies (axonometric or study model)

  • Meet with client review, analyze and approve

  • Refine elevations and massing models per meeting comments

  • Prepare additional details, list of materials, finishes and outline specifications

  • Obtain client approval

  • Prepare request for pricing- submit to contractor/estimator

  • Obtain “Conceptual pricing” estimate from contractor

  • Review with owner(s)​

  • Design Development Phase

  • Calculate, select, determine, refine, quantify, and identify

  • Contractor pricing

  • Owner sign-off and approvals

  • Deliverables:

  • Homework package

  • Finish schedule and allowances

  • Details and sketches

  • Packages of cut sheets​

  • Construction Document Phase

  • Prepare complete construction documents

  • Meet with owner to review progress

  • Review owner-provided equipment package

  • Develop specifications and project manual

  • Obtain client sign-off and approvals

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