DRAW ON OUR EXPERIENCE Home is where people draw inspiration for daily living. Our ability to successfully renovate and expand residential spaces is a direct reflection of our ability to work well with homeowners and understand your vision and needs. We ask questions, listen, advise and make your goals our own. We also have solid, long-term relationships with contractors and consultants that assure your project is well built and on schedule. We draw on our creative talent, technical expertise and diligent management to design and build living spaces that are thoughtful and enduring.
ABOUT US Lami Grubb Architects, L.P. is one of the top 20 architectural firms in Pittsburgh. Three principals; Suzan Lami, Bob Grubb & Rick Avon, lead our highly educated and talented staff of 38. The firm consists of individuals who possess both a high level of professional expertise and the ability to maintain a very personal level of service. This level of expertise ensures that the client always gets top quality representation, and that work is never delegated to inexperienced personnel. Our firm is dedicated to a simple goal: to providing the highest quality of service possible to every client, every time.
Pre-Design Feasibility Studies Cost Estimating Preliminary Planning Site Analysis Zoning Analysis Site Planning Master Planning Space Planning
3 dimensional renderings & animations Design of new structures and buildings Renovations and additions to existing buildings Adaptive Reuse Landscape Consulting
Green Design Sustainable Design LEED Certification
Interior Design Space Layout Interior Details Finish Selection Lighting Design Furniture Selection Graphics and Signage Custom Furniture and Casework Design
Construction Management Construction Administration Budgeting and Cost Control
We do our homework: More problems result from the lack of due diligence. We establish the lines of communication early with all of the involved. We use checklists to make sure we don't miss crucial items. We double check. We know building codes and local regulations, and we have history of working well with building officials early and often. We share our homework with you, and keep you in the loop.
APPROACH We listen: Your home is reflection of you, in order to execute your vision we will meet with you, listen to what you say, send you written confirmation of what was discussed in a timely manner, and transform that information into an space that is appropriate to what you require, not what we want to do. We question: In order to effectively design your space we need to get a sense of your goals and hopes for your space. As your architects, it is our job to respectfully point out that there may be a better or more effective conclusion for you to consider, or result of that information that is better suited to the successful execution of the project.
We are firm but fair: We believe that the short term gains achieved by exploiting a particular situation will not be of benefit in the long run. We maintain a reputation of impeccable ethics, and we believe that our clients benefit because of it. We are firm but flexible: Many design professionals' egos get in their way. They believe that their designs are the be all and end all of a project and they are resistant to any changes, no matter what the circumstances or the merit. We believe that our designs are strong enough to accommodate and anticipate changes made by the team. Valuable contributions can and are made by others, such as the contractor and you, the homeowner, for the benefit of the project; and strong communication is the only way to get the best out of others. Communication in architecture is visual too! Not everyone can understand floor plans. We use Revit and other software that allows us to quickly show you three dimensional images of the inside and outside of your facility as it develops.
CLIENTS More than 95% of our business is repeat clients; this is no coincidence. Lami Grubb Architects is committed to highquality workmanship and customer service. We pull knowledge from our wide variety of experience to serve you, the client. Our designs all complement each other, creating a superb end product individually designed around your needs.
“Everyone who has seen the place in the last few days is also amazed at the change. I cannot thank you enough for all of your effort and hand-holding… everything has been definitely worth the wait.” David Homeowner
Commercial Construction Magazine #12 in the nation as “Top Commercial Construction Architects” by number of projects City of Pittsburgh Historic Preservation Awards 2010 Streetface Program Best New Façade Renovation, 2006 Historic Design Award 1999 Historic Design Awards1998 Historic Review Commission Award1993
Commercial Remodeling Magazine National Renovation Architect of the Year, 1993 Pittsburgh Business Times One of the 100 Fastest Growing Pittsburgh Companies a record 11 out of 13 years, US Green Building Council: 2009 - LEED for Homes Registration Gold Certification 2008 - LEED for New Construction 2.1 Certification AIA Pittsburgh Architect Design Awards Certificate of Merit, 1998 Electric League Hall Lighting Awards Outstanding Residential Lighting Project , 2008 Pittsburgh Magazine Pittsburgh Renovation of the Year 2008 Superior Interiors, Singular Residential Space: Kitchen 2001 Residential Interior of the Year, Best Singular Space: Kitchen 1999 Residential Interior of the Year, Whole House Renovation: House 1999 Residential Interior of the Year, Best Singular Space: Bath 1998