Tarbert/Architects provides a full range of planning, architectural design, and construction administration services. From the initial effort of assisting owners with determining their specific needs and budget requirements to the final completion of the project’s construction, we develop a project scope that is well defined, a budget that is maximized, and completed construction that meets the quality requirements to exceed expectations.
We offer an unparalleled role in the financial aspects of each project. We guide the project to a realistic budget, manage that project to reduce wasteful spending, and give the owner more control over preventing the unexpected costs that should be anticipated for every project, but are nonetheless unpleasant to all.
Projects under our direction have historically been constructed at significantly less cost than market conditions would indicate. Our attention to the financial impact of our design decisions and the project leadership that we provide is the reason why.
Site Evaluation and Analysis
We thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the owner’s needs with respect to the proposed building site to direct the development of the site to reflect the highest and best use intended by the owner, for both now and in the future. When a site has not yet been selected, we assist with evaluating alternative sites to determine which represents the best development options and value to the owner.
Should we build new, or renovate existing space? What is the true value of the proposed site when compared to its projected development cost? Can the project be constructed for the intended budget? Can the needs of the project be met within the building space or site area available? What are the relative costs of various alternatives? Have all possible alternatives been explored? Before a project begins, we provide feasibility studies to assist owners with answering those questions and determining both the functional and financial feasibility of the proposed project.
For those planning to lease space, or renovate existing space, the lease and construction costs are dependent upon creating the most efficient space possible. We will review the current operations and not only provide suggestions about how to improve work flow and operating efficiency, we will evaluate the real space needs so that the leased or renovated space is no larger than may be necessary to meet those needs.
Budget Management and Cost Control
Cost control and budgets managed by decades of experience are integral to every project. Because of our proactive approach, projects under the guidance of Tarbert/Architects are customarily constructed at significantly less cost than projects of similar size and scope whose pricing is left to competitive market conditions alone.
The same strict design scrutiny is applied to every site development plan that we do for the buildings to be erected on them, to provide for the best use of the site, flexibility, and future expansion, so that the site is used in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.
Architectural Design Services
With the completion of a detailed assessment of the owner’s needs, the feasibility of the budget, and all other aspects of the project considered to fully define the project, we work with the project’s owner as a valued design partner to develop a preliminary design that will best meet the owner’s needs. With an owner approved design, we prepare the construction drawings and other documents necessary to secure all permits and construction proposals, and to construct the project. During the construction phase of the project, with decades of experience and the most qualified personnel available, the project team of construction contract administrators and construction monitors that we assemble for our projects provides comprehensive reviews of not only the quality of construction, but also the contractual and financial aspects of the project as well.
Interior Architecture and Space Planning
Whether creating a company image, or merely trying to get the most work stations into a limited area, we apply the same balance of creative design and cost control that defines every building under our guidance. Every aspect of a project is designed to create the most efficient design, to not only maximize work flow and operational efficiency, but to require less space, less cost, and be a greater return on the owner’s investment.
Whether removing barriers to address a specific need or to improve the overall accessibility of your building, we’ll evaluate your property and show the most cost effective solutions to making your property fully accessible to all persons.