You will work directly with the same Principal or Senior Staff member throughout the design and construction of your project.
General contractors that work on our projects often say our construction documents are thorough, well detailed, and provide complete information. Another attribute which increases our value to you by minimizing issues during construction that often result in added costs.
Our focus is on your organization and your needs, not on our portfolio or what we want to do.
How do I get membership support and keep them informed throughout the duration of the project?
A successful project hinges on the acceptance and support of your membership. With an intentional strategy and through various means, we can educate and engage Club members on planned improvements to their facilities. Promoting the message throughout the life of a project can have great appeal to prospective members. Constant contact & transparency will win the day.
MEMBERSHIP messaging & COMMUNICATIONS
Have you outgrown your current facility, or do you see benefits in renovating existing spaces to recapture the attention of your members?
As your architect, we will assist you on the journey to realize and achieve your goals.
What do I present to the membership to get them excited while giving them an opportunity to become involved in the process?
Now is when we get the members excited about what's being planned. To do this, we prepare presentation drawings depicting the overall master plan along with specific elements of the planned project. In coordination with you, we present the vision to the Board of Directors, and with their approval, it's opened to the membership. A successful forum for this is through a series of town hall meetings.
My members are going to the restaurant down the street which has a great vibe, how can we compete with that?
Memorable spaces should embody the culture of the club and be authentic to the people who come to enjoy them. A well-branded Tavern or Dining Room for instance can add character and life to a place. Naming and presenting a cohesive narrative through a collection of materials and details can invigorate and create energy, allowing your spaces to come alive and inspire.
Are you wondering if the project can be done in your window of time, or do you have questions about fundraising capital?
Specializing in private clubs, we have the knowledge to develop and maintain the project budget and schedule to ensure your project is a success. We actively track both the schedule and budget as they are incorporated into the design and construction process. We coordinate the collective efforts to run parallel with your anticipated move-in date.
PROJECT BUDGETING & SCHEDULING
While LEED standards have provided a baseline for sustainable design during the past decade, we approach every project with this philosophy in mind. Creating healthy, safe, and sustainable learning environments is woven into our everyday practice.
LEED & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
I love the exterior design of the building, but what does it look like on the inside?
Have you considered the life cycle costs of your facility relative to sustainability, annual maintenance costs, and operating budgets?
We believe there is a distinction between what is built into a building, and the finishes that are applied to or set in a space. Based on this, we develop the design concepts for interior spaces of the building. We design display cases, wall paneling, bars, millwork, and other featured elements within the project. Fixture, finish, and accessory selections are then made by an interior decorator.
Independent of the scope of a physical design, it is our commitment to listen, collaborate, and apply our expertise to stimulate creative thinking and ultimately successful design solutions. Our success is driven by a true curiosity to understand the your physical, financial, and cultural drivers, with the overriding objective to create solutions which best serve your mission.
What is it that makes your club unique, and how will you retain & attract new members?
what do you need help with?
Being in practice for over 50 years has given us an understanding of the challenges that you encounter in your operations and facilities. We know you must provide exceptional member service with memorable experiences while balancing the realities of operational & capital budgets.
Let us lead you through the process of discovery & design to find creative solutions that will re-kindle pride and excitement in your membership and greatly enhance member satisfaction.