Calgary and Regina Architecture Design Services 2016-12-01T13:15:15+00:00

OUR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SERVICES

Left Hand Architecture & Design Inc., provides the following services;

  • Functional Programming – Guiding the Owner in determining their spatial needs including;
    • Existing and desired spatial needs assessment and analysis
  • Schematic Design – The early stages of synthesizing spatial needs into architectural form which includes;
    • Space planning and further spatial analysis
    • Site analysis
    • Building Code and Municipal Bylaw reviews
    • Communication and coordination with Authorities Having Jurisdiction
    • Preliminary cost analysis
  • Design Development – Schematic design is revised. Consultants (typically Structural, Mechanical, Electrical) are engaged for their expertise in their respective disciplines. All disciplines determine and work towards a common goal that is based on the project’s parameters. Services provided at this stage include;
    • Preliminary drawing package
    • Consultant coordination
    • Revised cost analysis
  • Construction Documentation – Architect and Consultants assemble drawing packages and specifications (contract documents) for their respective disciplines for the purpose of;
    • Building and / or Development Permit submissions
    • Construction procurement
  • Construction Procurement – In a “traditional” form of project delivery, construction drawings are provided to General Contractor(s) who provide a cost to build the project. During this stage the Architect will;
    • Answer bidder questions and issue changes and clarifications during the bidding stage
    • Assist the Owner with selecting the General Contractor most suited to undertake the work
  • Construction Administration – The respective disciplines coordinate and visit the site periodically to ensure that the General Contractor is building in accordance with the contract documents.
    • Field Functions – Site visits
    • Office Functions – Progress Payment reviews and recommendations, General Contractor and additional Consultant coordination where required
  • Project Closeout – Architect processes final construction progress payments (and holdback releases), and coordinates the delivery of equipment maintenance and testing manuals for the Owner’s use and records.
    • Substantial and Final Completion inspections undertaken by all consultants
    • Release of holdbacks and final payment to General Contractor
  • Additional Services – In addition to the aforementioned services, Left Hand Architecture & Design Inc. offers the following services;
    • Highest and Best Use development studies
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Project conceptualization
    • As-built drawings of existing or recently completed buildings
    • General drawing and drafting services associated with Building and / or Development Permit submissions such as renovations