PROCESS

WEA and our consulting partners engage our client in an interactive, research based process that facilitates our understanding of the underlying goals and opportunities of the project.

Our projects are built sustainably, create value for our clients and the communities in which they are constructed, facilitate joy, are understandable and are respectful of their context.

If you would like to see your building project goals realized through an interactive, thoughtful and creative process, please contact us.

HIGH EXPECATIONS We think every project has the potential to be extraordinary. Simply meeting budget and schedule is too minimal a standard. That the project functions well, benefits its surroundings and uplifts the spirits of those who rely upon it or pass by, are fundamental values within our firm.

TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION Project teams can accomplish incredible things if they are well coordinated, with all members working toward common goals. Our consultant partners are identified for their experience and knowledge, spirit of innovation and common professional values. Their early involvement ensures that the concept design is informed by the application of a full range of technical expertise provided at the most advantageous times in the design process, and that the project accommodates a full range of technical possibilities. Ultimately, we believe our clients to be our most important collaborators, as the most powerful solutions embody leadership, knowledge, and conviction on behalf of architect and client alike.

UNDERSTANDING OF PROJECT GOALS Through a vigorously maintained dialogue, we acquire and synthesize knowledge of project goals and resources available in order to devise a solution that achieves those objectives and optimizes sustainability, functionality, constructability and visual impact. This approach leverages our experience and at the same time keeps us attentive to the requirements of individual projects and clients.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS We consider each project from a fresh perspective. Our understanding of the construction process and innovations in building techniques, combined with our propensity to look at individual projects in a broader context enables us to suggest unexpected solutions that can resolve apparently conflicting criteria and difficult site conditions.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND RESPECT FOR PROJECT RESOURCES The greatest opportunities to influence cost occur during the Conceptual Design and Design Development phases. We only propose design ideas that fit within a given project’s cost and schedule parameters. This ensures the pursuit of design solutions that are consistent with our client’s resources as well as their ambitions.

PROJECT DOCUMENTATION AND CONSISTENT COMMUNICATION The greatest opportunities to influence cost occur during the Conceptual Design and Design Development phases. We only propose design ideas that fit within a given project’s cost and schedule parameters. This ensures the pursuit of design solutions that are consistent with our client’s resources as well as their ambitions.

QUALITY CONTROL Principals are directly involved in every project as the primary design, technical and management staff. These same individuals continue to work through all phases of the project until it is complete. This strategy increases the effectiveness of the quality control process; there is no need to burden the project with an additional layer of management. In the meantime, our projects benefit from the direct efforts of the most experienced professionals in the office.

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