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You Need to Hire an Architect: Now What‌


Agenda 

Project Delivery Methods

Contracting / Compensation

Design Process

Sustainable Design

Questions & Answers


First Steps… • Define the project – Need, goal, objective – Scope – Budget – Schedule • Phasing

• Build your team – Internal – External

• Choose Project Delivery Method


Project Delivery Methods • • • •

Design-Bid-Build (traditional) Construction Manager (CM) Design – Build (DB) Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)


Design-Bid-Build • Contractual Arrangement – Owner / Architect (B101, B103, B104, B105) – Owner / Contractor (A101, A102, A103, A105, A107)

• Competitively bid – Open or pre-determined bidders

• Complete CD’s • Linear process


Construction Manager

-Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) • Contractual Arrangement – Owner / Architect (B103) – Owner / CM (A133, A134)

• CM involved during design, takes on financial risk for construction (GMP) • Overlapping phases can save time


Design Build • Contractual Arrangement – Owner / Design Build entity (A141)

• Can be architect or contractor lead • Single point of responsibility


IPD

Owner

- Integrated Project Delivery

• Contractual Arrangement – Key players bound together

• • • • •

Architect

Contractors

Shared financial risk / reward Liability waivers between stakeholders Fiscal transparency Collaborative innovation and decision-making Requires mutual respect and trust


Design – Bid - Build

Construction Manager

Design Build


Contract Options • AIA Documents • Letter Fee Agreement • Other


Most Defined

Least Defined

Methods of Design Team Compensation • • • •

Hourly Percentage of the Construction Cost Hourly (Not to Exceed) Lump Sum


How We Work‌


3D Design • • • •

Building Information Modeling Photo realistic renderings Virtual tours Excellent communication tool – Space planning – Finish selection – Workflow analysis


Traditional Floor Plan


3D Floor Plan


A great communication tool


The Design Process

Concept Design

Design Development / 3D Model

The Final Product


The Architectural Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Pre-design Schematic design Design development Construction Documentation Bidding / pricing Construction administration


Design : Where to Start • • • •

Visioning Programming / Space Planning Feasibility Test fit plans


Programming • Organization • Adjacencies and efficiencies • Workstation standards • Custom employee surveys

• Personal interviews • Projections • Future flexibility • Equipment needs


Schematic Design • Study concepts + options • Further understand the program • Adjacencies • Test fit plans • Choose a scheme to develop


Design Development • • • • • •

Develop design Add detail HVAC, electrical, data Ceiling, walls Finishes, furniture Majority of decisions


Construction Documents • Accurately communicate design intent • Requires team coordination • Quality documents = – More accurate cost estimates / bids – Fewer RFI’s / Change Orders


Bidding • Have quality construction documents • Solicit bids from preferred contractors • Are bids apples to apples? – Review and compare results / alternates

• Consider subcontractors


Construction Administration • • • • • • • • •

Role shifts to observation / oversight Regular scheduled site visits Shop Drawings Requests for Information (RFI) Change Orders Review samples Mock Ups Prepare Punch List Substantial completion


Office Design Trends • 5 Generations at Work • Changing Work Styles – Informal – Collaborative – Mobile

• • • •

Flexibility Technology Smaller work spaces Sustainability


Efficient Workstations


Transparency in the Workplace


Working Together with Technology


Collaboration Spaces


Work Life Balance


Sustainable Design • • • • •

Establish your goals LEED Certification Energy incentives ($) Landlord involvement / support Green lease


Wisconsin Energy Institute UW Madison Campus • Pursuing LEED Gold Certification • 95% construction waste was recycled • Uses 48.8% less energy


Chilled beam mechanical system


Windows maximize daylighting


800 University Bay Drive • • • • •

LEED Platinum Certified Uses 38% less energy Increased site density (4x) LED lighting VRF system


Green roof doubled the sites green space


Rainwater collection tank


Showers and lockers to promote biking


UW Health Offices at 800 University Bay Drive • Recycled content finishes, low VOC materials, daylighting, healthy interiors • LEED CI Gold Certified


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