Architectural Design

The architects at F&V design creative, tangible solutions and spaces for living, working, and playing.

What is Architectural Design?

Architectural design is the practice or art of designing buildings and structures.

Our approach to architectural design is to collaborate with you and understand your needs and goals. Once we have determined how your desired layout shall be used, we will design your vision into reality. From the earliest stages of schematic design through construction administration, we take pride in defining spaces and environments. We believe in creating character and producing emotions for every project. Whether your project is a personal space or community environment, our architectural design team at F&V design creative, tangible solutions for daily living that reflect your vision.

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Types of Architectural Design

Our Process

F&V’s collaborative design process places emphasis on creative, unique, functional spaces that enhance communities and organizations. Typically, our clients are involved in each step of the design process including regular meetings and review. Some of these steps typically include the following:

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Step 1

Schematic Design

This stage involves development of schematic plan and site options for review..

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Step 2

Design Development

As design begins to develop, structural, building appearance and systems such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing start to come together. Site layout and planning documents are put together as well.

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Construction Documents

Preparation of drawings and specifications to direct the construction, as well as procurement and contracting requirements among many other necessary steps for completed construction documents occur in this phase.

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Construction Contract Administration

This includes site visits, detailed reporting, and photographic documentation.

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Architecture can benefit everyone because it provides creative and tangible design solutions for daily living that reflect your vision.

We design for K – 12 schools, up to universities and colleges to foster the educational experience. We can help with designs for:

  • Facility surveys and evaluations
  • Space planning and programming
  • Interior design and fit-outs

Some educational facilities we’ve assisted with include Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Valley State University, and Calvin College.

Why Choose Fleis & VandenBrink?

We provide value-engineering throughout the design process, looking for opportunities to provide the best value for your project to meet or exceed current code. This includes items such as energy, lifecycle costs, life safety and sustainability. In doing so, we recognize that each project is unique. We look at physical limitations of an existing facility or the potential within new construction to deliver the best possible outcome, within budget constraints

Architecture Projects

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