|Our firm has a 25 year track record in programming, master planning and design of civic, medical, educational, religious, residential and commercial facilities. Over the years we have worked closely with the following government agencies: FAA, OSHPD, DSA, State and Local Fire Marshals, City and County Planning and Building departments, Cal-Trans, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Health, Fish and Game, CHP, Justice Dept. and OPSC. We are currently managing and coordinating over 100 health care, education, religious and commercial projects ranging in scope from upgrading the HVAC system to full scale renovation of Enterprise High School.
A majority of our projects are coordinated as design/build, however we also develop working documents and specifications suitable for the competitive bid process. Working on local projects ranging from a Helicopter Pad for Hill Country Community Clinic in Round Mountain and a Fire Station at Weaverville has allowed us to gain valuable experience that will aid us in our design of an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility.
We feel that good Architecture does not have to come with a big price tag. A major aspect in the design consideration is the client’s budget. It doesn’t make sense to design something that will never be built, because it is cost prohibitive. We feel cost effective design can be achieved through the clever use of forms, color, texture and material simplicity. Good design needs to take into account functionality, the areas climate conditions and the appropriate building materials to contain long-term maintenance costs. Also the design should take into account not only current, but future needs where possible. Our recent projects reflect this philosophy: the Shasta Community Health Center Project, a $4,000,000 renovation project had less than 2% in change orders due to unforeseen conditions and Enterprise High School Modernization another $4,000,000 project at this time is coming in below the original bid. Both these projects met the clients cost criteria, while still having design flare.
We have received Design Awards from the City of Redding for the Mulvhill Residence, Escorial Medical Office Complex and the United Way Building. Our work has been published three times in Sunset Magazine, once in Better Homes and Gardens, and we are currently in the running for the 2002 Modern Healthcare Design Awards for our work on the Shasta Community Health Center on Placer St.
We are proud to excel in complex and technically demanding projects. Part of our reputation includes using innovative design solutions with economical use of materials, which provide outstanding performance over and above the life/cost cycle. We also pride ourselves in paying attention to developing a long term working relationship with our clients. This provides the essential key to client/firm relationships and lets us know we are doing a good job when the same clients hire us repeatedly.