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The Four Stages of Commercial Architectural Projects

All commercial architects usually follow a four step process. These steps are clearly defined and help to keep a project from scope creep, or from spiraling out of control.

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Commercial Architectural Projects: A Bit of Background

Commercial architecture is the design of structures and commercial buildings for business purposes. This art of architecture encompasses style as well as function to satisfy the requirements of a variety of business. Commercial architecture impact is vivid in any major city center where almost all the buildings and structures are of commercial nature.
Architecture is the engineering and building of structures designed to give protection from the elements. The basic structural requirements are easily met by building a shelter, but an architect’s apply artistic, engineering and construction skills to design a structure or commercial building elements that satisfy the current and future needs.
The field of commercial architecture has been in existence from the very beginning of architecture and some of those designed building structures are still there to date. Greek and Roman commercial architecture contained meeting rooms, building of elaborate structures and with complete courtyards. Currently, a majority of architects work in commercial architecture.

The Steps a Commercial Architect Takes

In commercial architecture projects, there are four stages as elaborated below. Here are the first two:

1. Obtain client requirements
To begin with, meet with the client and define his or her needs. The more detailed and specific the requirements are, the more precise the proposal will be. Request to meet with personnel at different ranks within the organization in order to familiarize yourself how they conduct their business, the company’s public image and practical aspects. Look at the firm corporate image, marketing materials and publications provided so as to get a sense of its preferences and design tastes.
2. Determine the site location
Secondly, ensure you work with the client to either discuss the space requirement for that given type of buildings structure or visit the proposed site location. Look at the other buildings structure within the surrounding area to get a sense of height, local style, color and the physical presence. For instance, a building structure designed for a location with a great number of office towers will be significantly different from the one designed for a park-like setting.

We will continue the steps in a future article, but know that they are there. Always remember, to avoid fines, always call a commercial architect to help you through every stage of your building.

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Commercial Architecture Part 3

Part three of our series on commercial architecture explores some final points to consider.

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Why Should You Hire a Commercial Architect?

Why should you hire a commercial architect?  It is very rare to find someone that can balance your business needs while protecting you from damages and trouble with municipal authorities.  It all starts with the process of consulting.

According to the site WISEGEEK.COM: “Work with the client to either visit the proposed site location or discuss the space requirements for the type of building required. Look at the other buildings in the area to get a sense of local style, height, physical presence and use of color. For example, a building designed for a location with a large number of office towers will be very different from one designed for a park-like setting.

Create the concept drawings and designs for the client to review. Focus on the exterior of the building, main floor and office work spaces. Many commercial architecture firms employ model makers to create a scale model of the design. This process helps the client to visualize the final product

Once the conceptual design has been approved, the technical and costing aspect of commercial architecture begins. Prepare detailed project plans, time lines, costs and decision points. This project plan forms the basis of the quotation and must be approved by the client before any work can begin.” [READ SOURCE ARTICLE]

Commercial Architects Consult and Design

First off,  an architect is a consultant.  He or she will work with you on your project and help you to both realize your vision as well as fulfill your business needs.

So remember, if you’re doing any sort of architectural project, it isn’t only recommended that you call an architect, it is required by law.  So call a commercial architect today.

For more information on commercial architectural design, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

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How to Improve a Commercial Property Part 2

Part two of a series on commercial architecture explores some tips to improve a business, or more to the point, how to improve a commercial property.

How to Improve Commercial Property

We know commercial architecture.  We know how to design a building so that it fits into building codes for a city, as well as establish budgets, set up contractors and other things.  However, we know some other things that you wouldn’t think we know.  One thing is how to improve commercial property.  First off, if you expand your commercial property, it goes a long way to leasing space or even selling it.  However, it isn’t just about adding space, it’s adding the right sort of space.

For example if you’re in a light or heavy industrial area, adding more warehouse space makes great sense, adding retail space, not so much.

This concludes part two of our series. For more tips on how to improve a commercial property, be sure to read part one and part three of this series as well.

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