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Why does this Tenant Improvement Cost So Much?

    I'm often asked questions like this in the early phases of a tenant improvement. The client has many questions during early phases of an office relocation, and they normally would prefer to pin down the cost question quickly, so they can make a decision whether to move forward.
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Home Remodeling and Your Architect

Your architect in Chandler is more than about structural safety and building codes. He can also help you improve the aesthetics of your home…

Home Remodeling is More Than Just Style

Let’s say you got the latest home design magazine or visited a website full of remodeling tips.  Excited, you pick up all the colors, upholstery swatches, a couple of end tables and some vases.  You place them all, and compare it to the picture, and suddenly you find yourself disappointed.  You can’t figure out what’s wrong.  That’s where an architect can help.  Most people think that architects are just about structural design and additions, but sometimes, they can help you with important design elements such as natural light.

One trick that a Chandler architect can use  that is very effective  is the use of glass bricks.  According to this article excerpt:  Glass brick, also known as glass block, is an architectural element made from glass. Glass bricks provide visual obscuration while admitting light. The glass block was originally developed in the early 1900s to provide natural light in manufacturing plants. Glass bricks are produced for both wall and floor applications. Glass blocks for use in floors are normally manufactured as a single solid piece, or as a hollow glass block with thicker side walls than the standard wall blocks. These blocks are normally cast into a reinforced concrete gridwork or set into a metal frame, allowing multiple units to be combined to span over openings in basements and roofs. [READ MORE]

Glass bricks can be surprisingly durable.  In some cases they can even be used in flooring.  The whole reason you want to employ glass bricks in your remodeling, is that  it’s a good idea as well as a cost effective one to make as much use of natural light as possible.

Tips From a Professional Architect: Natural Light is Ideal

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While tract lights at night add an air of quiet ambiance, natural light makes a home seem somehow more like a home, while at the same time, gives your home a professional home remodeling look.  If you don’t believe us, go visit Chandler Fashion Center during the day.  If you walk down each of the upstairs wings, you’ll see a lot of natural light in play.  The mall makes clever use of reflective white panels that when the light hits them, add a lot of light to the mall.  However, it isn’t just a shopping mall that benefits from this abundant resource.  Your home can too.

This is just one trick that can transform your living space.  You want to consult the professional that has even more tips up his sleeve, your professional architect.

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Gilbert, AZ 85295
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Jobs for a Tenant Improvement Architect Part 2

Why should you hire a tenant improvement architect? Well, for one thing,  most tenant improvement projects leave  little room for error.  And why would errors even be an issue? Well for one,  since larger projects require  teams of people to complete them, all with their own management.

Tenant Improvement Architects Bring Order Out of Chaos

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Architects are vital for construction projects involving structural modifications to ensure that a project remains both safe as well as practical. However, their structural skills are only one thing that they bring to the table.  What happens if your building is leased? As most businesses operate in leased spaces, it’s important to clear any plans with the building management.

The tenant improvement architect also serves as a liaison between you and the landlord.  An architect can also help you to determine whether you should proceed with your  project.   For example, if the lease is under two years, and you’re looking at moving out after that, a  large-scale construction project is usually not feasible.  If you decide to proceed with the project, you may need construction crews.

Construction workers turn the plans of an architect into reality, while reducing potential impact to a business. For example, it may be necessary to have a construction crew work after hours, or on weekends.  In the case of a rush project, there may be crews there 24 hours a day.  An architect is also aware of safety regulations, which will help your business avoid any potential liability.  Then after the work is done that’s where a designer comes in.

An Architect’s Role in Aesthetic Appeal

A good designer will work closely with both the client as well as the tenant improvement architect.  You think a skylight would be a nice touch, and the designer agrees,  however, the architect tells you that the skylight will be in shadow during the winter months, so he can help you to place it so it gets the right balance of light.

An architect can also help with the type of windows to get.  For example, hurricane windows reduce  noise, improve security,  strengthen the  structure of your building, and restrict UV rays.

So you see, doing a project of this sort requires a lot of planning, so start with the right step first.  Call in a tenant improvement architect in Phoenix today.

 

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Jobs For a Tenant Improvement Architect Part 1

What can a tenant improvement architect do?  A lot of people think that an architect may not be necessary, however, commercial construction can become rapidly complicated without a professional present to help.

Tenant Improvement Architects:  Some Sample Jobs

Tenant Improvement Architects in Phoenix

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Let’s say you have an older building that was once subdivided into warehouse space.  You’ve bought it for your new Internet startup, and you have the keys.  The retro style of the building appeals to you, however, there is a slight problem, or more accurately problems.  First off, your building is in Phoenix and it was put up in the 1930’s.  The last tenant had the office space air conditioned, but the back is only cooled by a beat up series of swamp coolers.  A tenant improvement architect can retrofit the building to have air conditioning throughout it.  However, there’s even more.

For example, most tenant improvement projects are a lot more complicated and require a team of people.  The architect can be the coordinator between the building owner or landlord, the interior designers, and the construction crew to name but a few.  However, there are certain regulations that have to be adhered to as well.

How an Architect Can Help You to Comply to All Applicable Codes

You make widgets and sell them on the Internet, do you know about building codes?  How can you make your building handicap accessible other than a ramp?  You need to open in a few days, how can you do all of this without shutting down and renting temporary office space?  What about dust control?  As you see, sometimes, projects can rapidly spiral out of control.  What you need is someone who helps to control the project, not let the project control you.  The best person to get for the job is your first step before you open for business.  An architect that does tenant improvement can help answer all of these questions and more.

So, concentrate on getting your business started, and let the tenant improvement architect handle the stuff behind the scenes.

DesignLine Architects offers tenant improvement services.

DesignLine Architects, LLC   
470 East Canyon Creek Court   
Gilbert, AZ 85295  
(480) 710-3861
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Get Home Remodeling Done by a Professional Architect

A custom home remodeling architect helps you for the one inevitability of life: change.  How?  We’re glad you asked…

What Can a Custom Home Remodeling Architect Do?

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A custom home remodeling architect is someone that can help you rearrange your living space so it is a better fit.  For example, let’s say you have children that have grown up and moved out.  The spare bedroom can be remodeled into an office, or maybe a home gym.  Or, maybe on the other hand, what if you’re a small family that is about to get bigger.  You’re going to need another bedroom, and maybe another bathroom too.  Maybe you have all the room you need, but you want to renovate your home into a luxury showplace.

A Professional Architect Can Give Your Home a Million Dollar Look

Because of the training that an architect receives, they are well versed in aesthetics.  Simple rearranging a few light sources, and using them cunningly can totally transform a home from drab to dazzling in just a short period of time.  Even something as subtle as installing a skylight  can make a room into a showpiece.

When you find an architect to remodel your home, communication is key.  Look at all of those home makeover shows where the architect is given carte blanche to remodel someone’s home, and the homeowners have a smile that looks like a grimace at the end result.  Your input should always be welcome, and your tastes should definitely be a deciding factor.  Your architect should understand that when you say you want to redecorate, and you love Art Deco, that a craftsman cottage will not meet your needs.  Or, let’s say you want a luxury sitting room, and instead you get a tiny living room that looks like it belongs in a ranch style home circa 1955.

Remodeling your home is a morale booster.  It is one of those projects that when completed will make your home an elegant complement to your life.  So know your tastes, remember that when in doubt, earth tones go with almost everything, and above all else, get the right custom home remodeling architect for your project.

Design Line Architects, LLC  offers custom home remodeling design. Give us a call today and let us show  you how we can help your home to be so much more.

Design Line Architects, LLC
470 East Canyon Creek Court
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 710-3861
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Architects and Architecture

Architects are both artisans and engineers.  In most of the world, only qualified persons  may legally practice architecture.

An architect can help with a project, regardless of how big or small it is

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The Licensure an Architect Needs to Practice

To get a license, first off any architect usually needs to have a degree from an accredited university. Each state usually requires exams to be passed as well.  In addition to this, there is also a fairly substantial training period. Arizona takes such terms and titles seriously, including versions such as architectural designer is restricted to licensed individuals by law.

To practice, a Phoenix architect must be able to work independently of supervision. Design professionals under the supervision of a licensed architect, such as architectural technologists and intern architects, often may not need a license to practice, however, they must approve all plans with the registered professional.

 

Experience that an Architecture Firm in Phoenix Needs

Architecture is a mentor-based profession.  It is one of the highest skilled labor jobs out there, so not everyone can do it.  Usually after passing their exams, and graduating from college, architects also have a length of time that they have to work under the supervision of a professional architect, usually of three years or more.  Like a lot of skilled professions,  sometimes continuing certification is also required.

If you think all of this material is excessive, think again.  One pin out of place in a girder, and a building can fall onto a busy street, killing or injuring hundreds or even thousands of people.  Less extreme is the effect a badly designed building can have on a skyline.  Look at the Seattle EMP museum.  Even though it was designed by a notable architecture firm, a lot of people in Seattle do not like the way it looks, which is not a high mark for it’s architect.

So when you get ready to hire a design professional, check out his portfolio, and check him out with with the state. That way you get an architect that is right for you and your project.

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470 E. Canyon Creek Court
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
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An Architect’s Areas of Specialty

An architect does more than just build buildings and design structures.  This article will explore some of the many things that a design professional like this can do either for a homeowner or a business owner.

Architects: More than Just Buildings

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Ancient Rome was famous for its aqueducts, among other things. How were they built? With the help of a series of architects. Of course they had a different name back then, but the principles were the same.  Even back then, architects were people who wore many different hats.  Today, however, an architect serves a lot of purposes including:

Administration of projects-A lot of people don’t realize that an architect is more than just a design professional.  Architects also serve as the last word in projects, and are also the manager on whom a lot of decisions rest.

-Clearing permits with city governments where necessary.  Do you know what permits are necessary for a room addition?  If you’re building on land, do you know how to schedule an environmental impact study?  A Phoenix architect does.

Form and Function: More Jobs for Your Architect

-Aesthetics and incorporating both form and function.  If you are looking at custom home remodeling, do you know how to place a natural light source where it won’t be glaring, or too dark?  Guess who can tell where it should go…?

Tenant improvement.  Let’s say you have a commercial property.  One of your tenants has a booming business and needs to expand into the suite next door.  They want to knock out a wall.  Who do you go to for the answer?  Simple, you call in a professional architect.

There are certain jobs you don’t do yourself.  If you are injured in a car wreck, you don’t drive yourself to the hospital.  If  you are in danger from a criminal you call the police.  And when you want to do something connected with your building or structure, you call in an architect.

Design Line Architects, LLC  is a Phoenix based architecture firm.

Design Line Architects, LLC
470 East Canyon Creek Court
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 710-3861
http://www.designlinearchitects.com

 

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Don’t Do It Yourself: Hire an Architect

Mesa Building Permits

Hiring an architect can help you to avoid some major legal hassles, particularly in Mesa, as this article from AZCENTRAL shows:

Building Permits and a Mesa Architect

Mesa targets do-it-yourselfers who don’t get proper permits
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By Gary Nelson The Republic | azcentral.com Wed Jan 2, 2013 9:21 AM

People who think they can save a few bucks by ignoring Mesa’s building-permit requirements sometimes are in for an expensive surprise.

In rare cases, illegal additions have to be torn down altogether. In others, the city will discover that the work has been done, require that the owner get a permit and may require modifications to bring the do-it-yourself work up to code.

And in rarer cases still, unsafe additions can contribute to property damage and even personal injury.

Mesa would really rather not have any of that happen. So the city is launching an educational effort aimed at helping homeowners understand when and why permits are needed.

“Sometimes the work is quite expensive and the reason it is of concern to us is because there are potential life safety issues if it is not done properly,” said Laura Hyneman, who oversees Mesa’s code-compliance office.

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Avoiding Fines By Getting a Home Remodeling Architect

Sometimes violations of city codes can be quite expensive.  Fines can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.  All of which can be avoided by getting the proper building permits.

How Can An Architect Help With Building Permits?

Because of all of the training, any architect is an expert at navigating the sometimes complicated permit process.  They can tell you easily what type of permits to get and when, and in many cases get the permits on your behalf.

So be sharp.  Don’t find out when it is too late that the project you’re working on required a permit.  Call in an architect that can navigate Mesa’s permit process.

Design Line Architects, LLC is an architect serving Mesa, Gilbert, and all cities within the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Design Line Architects, LLC
470 East Canyon Creek Court
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 710-3861
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Why Hire an Architect For Your Home Remodeling Project

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Hiring an architect for a home remodeling project seems to be an unnecessary expense.  But this article except from houselogic.com shows some clear advantages to hiring a professional:

Advantages of Hiring an Architect

The bigger the remodeling job and the more valuable the house, the more you need a professional. “Any time you’re changing the exterior of the building, making significant alterations to the floor plan inside, or spending more than 5% of the value of the house, you want an architect,” says Stamford, Conn., construction manager William Harke.

Both architects and contractors can save you money through the creative use of space and materials. But the two professionals often solve problems differently. In a nutshell:

Contractors typically look for an efficient and logical solution, but not necessarily the most innovative or aesthetically pleasing approach.

Architects typically propose solutions that add visual appeal, and complement and flow into the rest of the house.

To red more of this article, please visit  the source article here.

Hiring an Architect Versus Hiring a Contractor

Be aware that not every project requires that you hire an architect.  Something simple like painting, electrical, drywall etc., are all the realms of a contractor. However, remodeling jobs that require you to get building permits such as home additions are the realm of a licensed architecture firm.

However, it isn’t just home additions that require permits, or the skilled hand of an architect.  Sometimes,  home remodeling requires that you get in touch with a pro.

Structural Integrity and an Architect

Let’s say you want to add some natural lighting to your family room.  You go to your local home improvement center, and buy a whole bunch of glass bricks and some mortar and caulking.  You’re all set.  Except, that you are looking at putting the glass bricks in a load bearing corner.  Without meaning to, you could damage the structural integrity of your house, or if you live in Mesa, you may get in trouble with the city if you’re not careful.  You would do better by calling in an architect instead, as they can easily determine where it is safe to put your new glass brick wall while keeping your house’s structure intact.

 Design Line Architects, LLC is a Gilbert-based architecture firm.

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470 East Canyon Creek Court
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 710-3861
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Score a Touchdown With The Help of a Tenant Improvement Architect

Do you need tenant improvement?  If so, call in a professional expert…

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Score a Touchdown with Your Tenant Improvement Architect

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Building Permits, Construction Cost, and Tenant Improvement

Super Bowl Sunday is February 3, hire a tenant improvement architect and score a touchdown.

All Handled by a Professional Architect

Hire a professional architect to navigate the red tape.

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Remodel Your Home in Time For Spring

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Time to Remodel Your Home?

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Home Remodeling is Easy

With the Help of an Architecture Firm

Design Line Architects, LLC is an Arizona based architecture firm.

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470 East Canyon Creek Court
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(480) 710-3861
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