Stakeholder input is a vital part of any building project. Through surveys and workshops, members of your organization should contribute to the design process, voice their concerns, and share ideas. This type of collaboration leads to a project that fits the occupants’ unique needs.
Adaptive reuse, the practice of repurposing an existing building for a new use, has been gaining popularity across the US. These projects offer the opportunity to preserve a community’s character, mitigate urban blight, and reduce the carbon emissions and waste associated with demolition.
Adaptive reuse is the practice of repurposing an existing building for a new use. It’s an opportunity to save underutilized building stock, preserve a community’s historic character, and reduce the carbon emissions, waste, and resource consumption associated with demolition and new construction.
Architectural renderings are a 3D representation of a proposed design. They can help you visualize a completed space and communicate design decisions with your stakeholders.
Adopting a building certification system is one of the most effective ways to reduce your project’s environmental impact. There are many certification systems on the market, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), WELL, and Living Building Challenge (LBC).
Successful building projects depend, in part, on rigorous testing and inspections. During construction, your project will pause for several tests. Some, like concrete testing, are required by code, while others are optional.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most comprehensive response to climate change to date. Signed into law on August 16, 2022, the legislation invests $369 billion into climate-related provisions and creates a path toward significantly reducing carbon emissions.
Visual aids are a part of every architectural project. From 2D sketches to physical models, your architect has plenty of tools at their disposal to make design decisions tangible and digestible.
Successful building projects involve input from a variety of stakeholders. Throughout the design process, your architect should engage different user groups and learn about their needs.