Design Services: Commercial
Commercial projects are often dominated by economic necessities and the desire to project an appropriate image to the public.
Building codes, zoning issues, site conditions, as well as provisions for flexibility and future expansion should all be considered as part of the programming and conceptual design phases.
Health, safety, sustainability, energy efficiency, budget, function, environmental issues, and climate are also factors to be considered. These issues can affect the long term economics of the project and make a significant statement to the public about the business. However, it is also important to maintain a healthy skepticism concerning the claims of new technologies. The merits, cost, and potential pitfalls should be carefully considered.
Commercial architecture represents a significant investment but it is more than just a financial consideration. Your building makes a lasting statement to your employees, and your clients about the reliability and priorities of your business.