Ever Wonder What the Process of Designing a Building is? An Explanation from the Boss:

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Design, Writings | No Comments

Typical Phases of Architectural Services (Along with Description of Basic Services Provided)  1. Schematic Design: Programming Services, Site Analysis, Regulatory Analysis, Preliminary Design 2. Design Development: Floor Plans, Exterior Elevations, Site Plan, Scope of Work, Preliminary Pricing 3. Contract Documents: Value Engineering and Completed Working Drawings and Specifications 4. Bid Administration: Assistance with Final Construction […]

An Introduction to Historic Tax Credit Incentives

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Design, Writings | No Comments

OVERVIEW State and Federal Historic Tax Credits can provide a significant financial incentive to a property owner who undertakes a renovation to their historic residential or commercial property. Commercial historic renovation projects can receive a credit equal to 45% of eligible construction costs, 20% of which can be sold to a third party. Residential historic […]