We find that it is imperative to find a balance in our approach to any project and that it is essential to consider sustainability, energy efficiency, project budget, maintainability, operability and the Owner's present and future plans. We evaluate these issues during the Preliminary Design phase of the project and collaborate with the key stake-holders (Owner, Architect, other members of the design team, etc.) to develop and overall Design Concept of the Building Systems. The Design Concept for the project identifies what the Building Systems will be, how they will interact and be controlled and products that will be the basis of design. The Design Concept is developed to satisfy not only the Owner and key stake-holders, but also the project budget and schedule. This Design Concept is used as the basis of our design as we develop the construction documents and allows the design to stay on track.
EQUINOX VISITORS CENTER
The Equinox Visitors Center is a project undertaken by the Carthusian Monks living at the Charterhouse (chartreux) of the Transfiguration monastery lo... [ MORE ]