Elevate your architecture

Our Services

Leaders with vision that can make it happen

Understanding our architectural services

Our design ability brings enhancement to all our projects and is centered on providing innovating solutions that implement sustainable architecture, functionality, and aesthetic qualities that are a paired response to our Client’s budget, needs, and objectives.

Predesign

Our team works with you to determine what the project involves. Our process will uncover the needs, wants, desires, functional and quantifiable goals. We conduct feasibility studies and site selection assesments for your due diligence to see if a site, tenant space, or building is the right fit.

Design

When we design your building, you are in the esteemed position of being a collector of architecture. We strive to design buildings so that people love and value the places they purchase. We want you to live with architecture and appreciate it in your daily life. We want you to build an emotional connection to a place after being part of why and how it was created. Whether it’s the emotional attachment or social aspect, our approach with each client should be just as different as the reasons they collect architecture.

Permit

We submit permit applications to the regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over the project and property. We assist the project through the permitting process to achieve project approval for entitlements and building permit. Our team’s well-defined design and technical documents, as well as our excellent rapport with decision-makers in these agencies, assists with making this process efficient for you.

Construction

We assist you and your project through the bidding process and the construction phase of the project. Our services can include administering the construction contract and construction management to build a collaborative team with you and the contractor to drive the success of the project. We work directly with you and the general contractor so that you do not need a third party manager. Your project gets the attention of the architect that drew the plans and knew all the decisions for why you need the project built the way we designed it with you.


Our Approach

What Differentiates Us

We understand that scope, budget, and schedule accountability are of central importance for services for public projects, as well as consensus building, a developed meaningful understanding of the client agency or district, and well defined design and technical documents.

The firm’s Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) plan is implemented from the project inception through to completion. QA focuses on “correct features”, that the work meets the client’s needs and satisfaction, in short, “doing the right things”. It is done as a daily activity to make sure the work meets the project requirements. QC focuses on “minimal deficiencies”, that the work endeavors to minimize errors and complications, in short, “doing things right”. It is embodied in our process for checking and evaluating the work at project milestones and phase transitions. Proper project planning and well defined goals at the outset of the project are critical. Our schedules provide adequate time for reviews, coordination, and checking the efforts of our team as well as agencies, clients, and consultants. Our formalized quality management plan provides the framework, using proven checklists and implementing the AIA Best Practices into building and checking our work, and the work of the design team. We have developed a quality minded culture with firm leadership and project staffing that focuses on generating quality work and the review of others work on the project.


Service Details

We work with you to determine services and phases required to complite your project.

Programming is the process of interviewing and documenting the organization's facility needs, spatial requirements, and human desires. The program documents reveal what is not readily apparent, a statement of the needs of the organization as if it were from one mind. Spector Corbett Architects have developed refined programming tools and an effective approach to assist our Client’s with their facilities programming. We employ our expertise in space planning to provide our Client’s with buildings that respond to the program's needs and objectives. 

Spector Corbett Architects generate preliminary layouts for reconfiguring and improving facilities based on the approved programming document. The plans are updated with the spatial inventory, population, and area diagrams. The layouts assist the Client in planning a clear direction for altering the facility to maximize the potential use. 

Our firm gets your project in compliance with the mandatory regulations required by the state, CALGreen, California's mandatory green building code. Our approach to sustainable design reduces impacts on the environment and increases the health and comfort of building occupants. Our goal is not to burden the project with extra cost by buying products; our approach utilizes passive design strategies to improve building performance. Fresh air from operable windows is free. Sunlight is free. Our objectives with sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments. 

We provide Project Delivery in a comprehensive process including planning, design, and construction administration to complete your building. We offer an objective evaluation for you to select a project delivery method best suited to developing your real estate asset. 

It may not be the right time to commission a full scope of architectural services. We offer site selection studies and feasibility studies before you feel comfortable committing to purchasing a site. A feasibility study involves providing you with preliminary information on the potential project to assist you with your predicting if the market conditions, available financing, zoning, and the cost will lead to a successful project.  

Our firm is well connected in the architecture and construction industry. We retain a team of consulting disciplines for your project that our clients find to be competent and knowledgeable. Our work is bigger than we are and we rely on a group of experts. We are also able to find the right contractors for your project. As an added value to the services we offer, we are looking to connect you to industry leaders, vendors, suppliers, buyers, and consultants for you to form business associations with.


What you get


Our Pricing

We work with you and the funding source to select the appropriate fee schedule for your project.

    • Fixed fee

      • Defined scope
      • Project won't change directive
      • Similar to completed projects
      • Owner confident with cost
      • Known construction cost
      • Bank proforma guides fees
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