"They say it can't be done" are words we hear often in our practice here in the old industrial cities and towns of the Northeast. Existing buildings pose many challenges such as being pre-existing nonconforming that requires presentations to city councils, planning boards, boards of appeals, and building inspectors.
When buying a piece of property the question is will this property fit my particular needs. We are here to help analyze property before you buy. We can help with existing structures, land issues, zoning regulations, building codes, additions, renovations and the list goes on. All of these to help you have peace of mind that you are making an informed decision.
"Forensic architects must have a designer's eye, a scientist's brain—and the nose of a detective. A forensic architect can be your best defense for your building’s alleged or real failings".
Designing a building is like taking a trip where the signposts to the destination are not always clear. An architect can be a guide to help you to your destination. This is actually a collaborative effort between the client and the designer. The architect needs to know where the client wants to go and the architect begins to write the directions: sometimes verbal and sometimes graphic with drawings and sketches. The architect must bring a vast amount of information and presented this to the client in a form that can be easily understood. The client must help the architect understand how they intend to use their building. The client presents the architect with a program of the building's spaces with square footages and other ideas to be incorporated into the design. Together the client and the architect can produce both a functional and aesthetically pleasing structure. CONTINUE