Why hire an architect?
What exactly does an architect do?
An Architect’s Role
You may be wondering … Why do I need an architect? What does an architect do?
Here are some explanations of architectural services that Navona Architecture LLC could provide for you.
Evaluation & Planning Services
Programming (What functions does your space have? How many offices, restrooms, conference rooms, and work areas will you need?)
Functional Relationships/ Flow diagrams (What adjacencies are required? Does each office need a private restroom within the office or will one down the hall suffice?)
Existing facilities surveys
Site analysis, selection & development planning
Detailed site utility studies (typically performed by engineer and coordinated by architect)
Zoning Process Assistance
Architectural design documentation
Structural design / documentation (by Structural Engineer with architect’s coordination)
Mechanical design / documentation (by Mechanical Engineer with architect’s coordination)
Electrical design / documentation (by Electrical Engineer with architect’s coordination)
Civil design / documentation (by Civil Engineer with architect’s coordination)
Landscape design / documentation (by Landscape Architect with architect’s coordination)
Interior design / documentation (Interior Design would be added to project if needed and coordinated by Architect)
Materials research & specifications
Project Administration & Management Services
Coordination of disciplines/ document checking
Agency consulting/ review approval
Value analysis balanced with budget & program
Schedule Development/ monitoring of the work
Evaluation of budget & preliminary estimate of cost of work
Bidding or Negotiation Services
Addenda/ responding to bidder inquiries
Analysis of alternatives/ substitutions
Construction Administration Services
Submittal services & rejection of defective work
Full-time on-site project representative
Testing & Inspection administration
Quotation requests/ change orders
Contract cost accounting
Furniture & equipment installation administration
Interpretations & decisions
Facility Administration Services
Maintenance & Operational Programming
Please reference the American Institute of Architects full brochure about the role of an architect, selecting an architect, and other pertinent information.