Designing with diligence Through a unique client focus and design/build process, Coover Clark & Associates, Inc. is able to design autonomously while bring the truth of a clientâ€™s vision to completion.
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Coover Clark & Associates Distinctive Design and Architectural Excellence by Joel Cornell THIS PAGE & OPPOSITE: Joint Forces Readiness Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne Wyo. Photos by Mike Rogers.
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There’s not a firm out there that doesn’t laud their on every single aspect of the project that we need focus on their client’s ideas and desires. However, the to bring to fruition.” Denver, Colo. based Coover Clark & Associates, Inc. Although Coover-Clark has over 30 years of practicis in a whole different set. In doing a large majority ing experience as an architect, her firm has only been of their work with clients in the sectors of aviation, existence for 23 of those years. However, her resume transportation, government, military, higher education speaks for itself. In addition to her firm, she has served and large scale retail, many of Coover Clark & Associ- three consecutive terms on the Colorado State Board ates, Inc.’s clientele simply don’t have the time each of Directors for the American Institute of Architects day to sit down with the architect and work out each and as a National AIA Awards jury member. For six detail in turn. The services and methods that Coover years, Coover-Clark served as the architectural adviClark & Associates, Inc. provides for its clients are sor for the Capitol Advisory Committee, including the specifically crafted in order to cater to any client, no Capitol Development Security Subcommittee, which matter how strict budgeting or scheduling might be. developed the new Security Master Plan, and has “As we practice nationwide, it can be difficult served numerous terms on the Denver Goals Comfor clients who are already on a demanding schedule to take the time to spend on advis- merrick & Company ing our decisions,” said company president Merrick & Company is an employee-owned engineering, architecand owner Carol Coover-Clark. “Our process design-build, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm focused can be very intense in the beginning stages ture, on energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure. Project sustainin terms of understanding what the client’s ability, client responsiveness, and technical expertise form the core goals and needs are. We spend a lot of time up of the firm’s working values as teams design local, regional, national, front interviewing them to gain perspective and international projects.
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mittee and the Denver Health and Hospitals Advisory Goals Committee. “For us, a big challenge in working with our clients is that we often are working with lots of stakeholders in a committee-type environment,” Coover-Clark said. “Our process helps to get everybody involved moving in the same directions so that we can make the project a success.” In addition to their specialized process and sector focus when it comes to architectural design, Coover Clark & Associates, Inc. also specializes in a comprehensive suite of complementary services. This allows for the client to only require a single firm for all conceivable aspects of the design of their project. These services include: interior design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, anti-terrorism/ force protection design, budget development, signage design, feasibility studies, facility audits and total project manager. As a fully capable design/build firm, Coover Clark & Associates, Inc. is truly all encompassing. With 25% of the Coover Clark & Associates, Inc. staff certified as LEED APs, sustainable design is just as essential to each project as is the budgeting and scheduling requirements. Currently, the firm has 25 projects that will become LEED Certified; one is certified as Platinum, three as Gold and four as Silver. Through a delivery method that is constantly evolving, Coover Clark & Associates, Inc. has maintained the highest caliber of specialized design/build work that has set them apart for those exact situations where you need the best the most. ALT
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