Our Values

O ur design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment.

Our architecture responds to the needs and aspirations of our clients. We give form and meaning to rooms, buildings, and landscapes — always balancing internal functions with external demands of site, climate and culture.

Though research and analysis are essential, sparks of innovation ignite new discoveries.

Architecture

Our goal is to create a built environment that supports the clients expectations, makes a distinguished statement and contribution to the community, and remains environmentally responsible.

Planning

A master plan is a comprehensive study that describes and maps the overall development concept for an area, including present and future land use, detailed urban design and landscaping, built form, infrastructure and service provisions.

We realize a client usually has specific tangible products she would like implemented over a period of time. We also help you discover unrecognized goals & objectives that are uncovered during the discovery period of a master plan. We work with our clients to consider looking from a different perspective. From the analysis of issues and the creation of a master plan we give our clients the tools to implement their visions for the future.

Interior Design

We practice open communication between us, our clients, vendors, and contractors throughout the design process. We try to emphasize our clients’ worlds and their challenges.

We believe interior design is much more than just materials, finishes, color, lighting, and space planning. We understand how a successful design can help enhance communication, increase productivity, generate more business, and ultimately reflect our clients’ ideals.

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    Mark Jacubec,VCU Healthsystems
  • Great WorkI have known Mario for several years but just recently had the opportunity to hire him for the design of the build-out of our new dog daycare and boarding facility, Dogtopia Chesterfield. Mario was extremely easy to work with and brought the expertise to the job that I do not possess, which was very comforting. He worked directly with the general contractor making sure work was done in a timely and cost-effective manner. Mario is extremely detail-oriented and organized, keeping the project on-track. I would work with Mario again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him for your project.
    Bob Murphy,Owner, Dogtopia of Chesterfield
  • Another TestimonialMario is incredibly adept at taking a client’s vaguely-defined notions and developing those ideas into workable designs. His work is a fantastic combination of style, function and practical constructability.
    Jeremy Connell,Owner, Pareto LLC

Our Specialties

Adaptive Reuse

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Commercial

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Healthcare

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Multi-Family Residential

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We are well versed in the many healthcare specialties and their specific individual requirements. Over twenty years of experience providing innnovative healthcare solutions to the Hospitals and independent health care providers in the region. We see healthcare projects as the ‘bread & butter’ of our business.

PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS

W  e are flexible. We understand the differences of each project delivery method and the specific benefits to each client. We can tailor our approach based on client preferences and the unique challenges of any project type.

Design | Bid | Build

We recognize the value design-build delivery provides to the owner, and we have experience working with various contractors to bring design-build projects to a successful completion. To that end, we have developed extensive relationships with general contractors all across the Mid-Atlantic region. We understand the advantages of design-build over the traditional design-bid-build construction method, including a single source of responsibility, budget-driven design, guaranteed maximum pricing, elimination of change orders, and 30-40% time savings. We understand and delivers design excellence on design-build projects, working collaboratively with clients to evaluate the best project delivery format for their project.

Design | Build

We recognize the value design-build delivery provides to the owner, and we have experience working with various contractors to bring design-build projects to a successful completion. To that end, we have developed extensive relationships with general contractors all across the Mid-Atlantic region. We understand the advantages of design-build over the traditional design-bid-build construction method, including a single source of responsibility, budget-driven design, guaranteed maximum pricing, elimination of change orders, and 30-40% time savings. We understand and delivers design excellence on design-build projects, working collaboratively with clients to evaluate the best project delivery format for their project.

Developer Driven

We recognize the value design-build delivery provides to the owner, and we have experience working with various contractors to bring design-build projects to a successful completion. To that end, we have developed extensive relationships with general contractors all across the Mid-Atlantic region. We understand the advantages of design-build over the traditional design-bid-build construction method, including a single source of responsibility, budget-driven design, guaranteed maximum pricing, elimination of change orders, and 30-40% time savings. We understand and delivers design excellence on design-build projects, working collaboratively with clients to evaluate the best project delivery format for their project.

We have extensive experience with developer driven projects and understand exactly what the developer needs and expects. We consider our firm developer friendly.