Architectural Design

Our practice is based on discovering innovative architectural solutions to create both unique communal spaces and buildings of lasting value. Through a synthesis of context, program, and economic realities, we attempt to realize projects that respond to the aesthetic and environmental imperatives of our time. Developed by working collaboratively with our clients, professional consultants, and public agencies, our buildings incorporate a rich mixture of pattern, texture, and materials to create contemporary settings suitably scaled for their occupants’ use. We are especially pleased when our designs fulfill the aspirations of our clients while providing tangible benefits for the public at large. Our buildings offer practical as well as aesthetic value because they are simply detailed and economical to construct.

In addition to comprehensive architectural design services, we offer our clients exterior wall consulting services through our technical division, Heintges & Associates. Thus, our firm offers clients a unique mix of design and technical expertise, which, combined with the principals’ personal attention to each project, ensures superb service throughout the architectural process.


Planning & Conceptual Design

The architectural design process begins with developing a comprehensive program of the client’s requirements, consisting of functional needs and budget goals. These items, combined with an analysis of the physical and legal constraints of the site or building, produce a planning matrix of potential design solutions.

Space programming, zoning and building code analysis, and alternative approaches to site usage are integral parts of the planning process, enabling our clients to make informed decisions in the initial stages of conceptual design. We offer detailed analysis of sustainable design options, as well as services necessary to rezone parcels or seek special permits to maximize appropriate usage and development of a property.