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.