ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

Here are some of the architectural services that we offer to grow your brand…

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

If you have land and need a building or campus, our licensed architects will design concepts for your approval, work through all of the steps of planning and design, and create a set of drawings ready for permit and construction.

VISION CASTING AND VISION PLANNING

If you need to share the vision with others, be that a group of investors or a congregation of a thousand, our architects have the design skills to create what you need to wow every audience.  We will listen to your story, study your data, and work closely with you to create a wonderful slide deck to cast your vision.

DESIGN BUILD/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

When time is of the essence and budget is the primary concern, we can partner with an experienced contractor at the beginning of planning.  Whether we are working with your own contractor or with an affiliate of our own, our architects will work as a team from start to finish.  We always say that our builders are our biggest partners, and construction is a team sport.  When we are able to bring all players in early in the game, the team is maximized for success and greatest value.

MASTER PLANNING

Our talented architects have done some type of masterplan for almost every PlanNorth project on the books.  Why?  Because if you aren’t planning for the future, you’re missing the boat.  Our designers will take all the pieces of your story, and we’ll make projections, consider the options, and we’ll imagine what your brand is likely to become in the years to come.  We’ll put it all together to create a framework…not to introduce rigidity but to establish parameters for your future leaders.  A masterplan introduces the legacy of your brand.

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

This is where our architects act quickly to study your options…this can happen while you’re investigating a potential land purchase, or if an opportunity comes up and you need to study your options quickly, including code and permitting challenges.  What’s typically included is a general building site layout, easements and utilities (if a survey is available), and a study of the constraints of the site including traffic flow and parking count.  A feasibility study is an exceptional value during a due diligence period, or when multiple ideas are on the table.

PLANNING

Many business owners (and other organizations, like churches) take an annual or even quarterly look at their space situation and potential growth.  This type of design work includes the study of real data, for instance pairing your numbers with square footage dedicated to employee work spaces, collaboration spaces, seating in worship spaces, ideal classroom designations, etc.  Our architects believe that ongoing, upfront discussion and a proactive mindset yields the very best results over time.  We can walk beside you providing data and concept plans in an extremely time-efficient manner.

SITE AND BUILDING ANALYSIS

If you are considering a piece of property, one of our architects can check out a site and/or building that you are interested in, and study it carefully.  After hearing your goals, we’ll help you determine how it could work for you and IF it could work for you.  And then we’ll tell you our professional opinion, whether we agree with you or not.  Some call it due diligence or risk assessment, but we just call it fun.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Did you know that architects actually hold a license to practice interior design?  In addition to that, several of our designers on the team are truly skilled in creating welcoming and fresh interior spaces that your people will love.  Interiors are the single best way to tell your brand story to your customer in a way where you aren’t tooting your own horn.  We will make sure that your customers understand your brand the moment they walk in the door.

NEEDS AND GOALS CONSULTATION

Are you ready to tell your story, but don’t know what step comes next?  Our architects will study your growth and business culture, and we’ll tell you what we think comes next based on our years of design and planning experience.  You may be years away from owning your own space, or you may need to bring your large organization’s office space into the 21st century.  Both are worthy of a creative eye, and we absolutely love meshing the built environment with the culture of people. We would love to help you take a step in the right direction.

DOCUMENT EXISTING CONDITIONS

Got a “new” building that you need to renovate? We’ll come over and get that space drawn to scale and made into a clean PDF, ready for your unlimited planning.

PROGRAMMING

If you are trying to scale (or already have), our architects can figure out how big any future work spaces, parking lots, and other amenities need to be in order to accommodate that growth.  We’ll figure out how your current needs can fit within your current means, and what will need to take place in the future for optimal efficiency.

3D MODELS AND ANIMATION

If a big presentation is in your future, or certainly if you are raising money in any scenario, our architects can turn sketches, drawings and ideas into absolutely stunning 3D models.  The quality of our renderings and animations are absolutely unsurpassed in the industry.

FUNDRAISING BOARDS/PRESENTATIONS

When it is all designed and decided, budgeted and approved, our designers create truly spectacular presentation materials for you to share with your group! Whether you are meeting with investors, tenants, church members or possible owners, our presentation boards and slide decks will support you in the best possible way.

3D MODELS AND ANIMATION

If a big presentation is in your future, or certainly if you are raising money in any scenario, our architects can turn sketches, drawings and ideas into absolutely stunning 3D models.  The quality of our renderings and animations are absolutely unsurpassed in the industry.

We pride ourselves on our ability to offer the very best architectural services in the industry to those who would truly benefit from the service.  But, construction is a team sport and one of our core values is to “share what we know”.  We would be delighted to introduce you to any of our industry partners, regardless of whether you need PlanNorth’s help. Just give us a call and ask, and we’ll connect you with industry professionals in:

  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • PLUMBING ENGINEERING
  • SURVEYING
  • GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS (“SOILS TESTS”)
  • DETENTION DESIGN
  • ADA REVIEWS AND INSPECTIONS
  • ASBESTOS TESTING AND ABATEMENT