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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN SERVICES.

GETTING STARTED

An architectural project is a commitment of energy, time, and finances, so it is important to find an architect that is the right fit, and one who will help facilitate the process.

We value the collaborations that we have with our clients, and focus on building strong relationships and strong teams. With this in mind we set up two initial meetings to get to know each other better. In the first meeting we will ask questions and listen intently as you describe your project vision and goals. In the second meeting, we will give you insight into our process, and outline a customized road map that we will develop to help you realize those goals. We will then follow up with a comprehensive fee proposal that will include services that have been tailored to fit your needs.

My husband and I worked with [AeA] on our residential home addition and could not be happier.  [They were] so easy to work with, going above and beyond to walk us through the process, as it was our first large construction project.  -Dani D.

Concept Design/ Feasibility Study

EXPLORING THE OPTIONS +
UNCOVERING THE POTENTIAL.

If you know that your current set up isn’t quite working for you but you aren’t sure if the solution is to renovate, expand, or re-build, then starting with a Concept Design or Feasibility Study is right for you.

We will analyze the local zoning ordinance and the existing conditions, review your project goals, and explore 2 to 3 different design options for your consideration. At the completion of this project phase, you will have a clear understanding of how your project can be realized, in multiple ways, arming you with the information you need to make an informed decision as to how best to proceed with your project.

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Concept design/feasibility study services:

1. PROGRAM + SITE ANALYSIS.

• Site Visit
• Documenting Existing Conditions
• Zoning + regulatory review and summary

2. VISION AND GOALS.  

• Visioning
• Project Program- a list of spaces/functions

3. CONCEPTS/LAYOUTS.

• Typically 2-3 Concept Design options
• 3d Model/ Massing Studies
• Refinement of selected option based on feedback
• Report that documents the Concept Design

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Full Architectural Services

PHASES OF DESIGN +
DOCUMENTATION.

The full architectural design process can be broken down into six consecutive phases; these phases along with a summary of our typical scope of services are listed below.

Since every project and client are unique, we tailor these services to fit your needs. If you don’t see a service that you would like, please do not hesitate to ask.

full architectural services:

1. PREDESIGN PHASE

• Site Visit
• Existing conditions documentation
• Zoning + regulatory review and summary
• Site analysis

2. DESIGN PHASES

• Visioning
• Project Program- a list of spaces/functions
• Typically 2-3 Concept Design options
• 3d digital model
• Design development of selected option
• Product and material selection
• Engineer coordination, if required
• Meetings to review progress
• Design Development Report

3. DOCUMENTATION

• Construction documents + details
• Engineer coordination, if required
• Meetings to review progress
• Construction Documents / Permit Set

4. PERMITTING/REGULATORY PROCESS

• Documentation for Permit
• Documentation for Special Permits
• Documentation for Variances
• Attendance at regulatory hearings

 

5. CONTRACTOR SELECTION

• Compile list of bidders
• Provide bidder’s instructions
• Distribute bid documents to bidders
• Meetings with bidders to review scope
• Bid comparison worksheet

6. CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES  

• Periodic site visits
• Provide field reports to document site observations
• Submittal review
• Respond to contractor requests for information
• Project close out including Punch List review

Atelier et Alia
1275 Washington Street
West Newton, MA  02465
1-617-960-0788
info@atelieretalia.com

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