BaP Architectural

Architectural Services

Building Design & Planning

BUILDING DESIGN & PLANNING

We are a Full Service Architectural/Engineering Firm and capable of Projects such as:

  • Light Commercial Buildings
  • Retail Shops
  • Grocery Stores
  • Warehouses & Storage Facilities
  • Parking Garages
  • Car Washes
  • Restaurants & Convenience Stores
  • Medical Offices
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Shopping Malls
  • Offices
  • Mixed Use Occupancies
  • Auto/Truck Dealerships
  • Clergy Facilities
  • Service Stations
  • Medical Offices

Residential Design & Planning

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & PLANNING

We are a Full Service Architectural/Engineering Firm and capable of Projects such as:

  • Apartments
  • Townhouses
  • Two-Family Dwellings
  • Mother-in-Law Units
  • Residential Fire Damage and Restoration
  • Single Family Renovations, Remodeling and Additions
  • Multi-Family Dwellings
  • Garage Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Three-Family Dwellings
  • Residential Historic Restoration

Single Family Custom Homes:

  • Conventional Framing
  • Underground
  • Timber Frame
  • Geodesic Dome
  • A-Frame
  • Sustainable/Green
  • Structural Insulated Panels
  • Panelized Systems (Kit)
  • Yurts
  • Post and Beam
  • Log Homes
  • Straw Bale
  • Passive Solar
  • Super Insulated
  • Concrete Insulated Block
  • Concrete
  • Modular
  • Unilam

As Built Plans

AS BUILT PLANS

At times we have clients that are unaware of possessing any existing floor plans or exterior elevation drawings of their present home or building. These are what is known in the Industry as “As Builts”.

It would be our pleasure to field dimension, photograph and develop a useful set of scaled drawings that reflect the AS BUILT conditions of the home or building area that may be remodeled or added onto for our clients. These will be useful for appraisal services, acquiring bank loans, discussing future remodeling to the facility or just general use by the owners to cut out scaled furniture and move around without actually moving your furniture.

This service is inclusive of each project for the importance of having a solid base to start a design from. Every building needs a set of Basic As Built drawings with proper and accurate dimensions to work from, in order to be sure that the project you have in mind will fit in all directions and consider how one may construct at a reasonable Cost.

Preliminary Building Design & Studies

PRELIMINARY BUILDING DESIGN & STUDIES

This is useful if you may just be looking for fresh ideas. For instance you may have been pondering a thought for a couple years and just wasn’t sure if it would fit your needs or desires. In a very short period of time (sometimes hours) we can take that thought and present it in schematic form or even take that previous thought and revise its thinking to come up with a solution that could at least save you our fees; and make the previous thought a reality that REALLY works and works functionally and cosmetically with a least amount of up front cash.

We can develop several concepts (3-4) in a very short period of time that considers your programming requirements that shall be discussed to its fullest. All one has to do is keep asking questions.

Our studies and with our CAD program we will present an opportunity for you to physically walk through your new concept, be it a new home, commercial facility or Additions thereto.

Bidding Coordination & Probable Cost Estimating of Project

BIDDING COORDINATION & PROBABLE COST ESTIMATING OF PROJECT

During design of Projects we ask for and generally are presented with a Budget by the client. This budget needs further discussion in regards to pricing in the present times and demographics of the area.

Once a preliminary design is established and approved, if asked for residential (commercial work – it is standard to do) we shall develop a probable cost estimate and maintain it throughout the design to be sure we stay within ones budget and as close as possible. This process may require input from several sources as the project rolls along.

Costs developed are only estimated probable costs and do not reflect actual pricing of the project until Bids are taken in and awarded. We are Architects not Contractors.

Project Administration & Field Observation

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION & FIELD OBSERVATION

This service may only be a part of a Full Design and Document contract with our clients.

It is a service contracted for one of our representatives to be on site when necessary to observe and document the progress of the project during the construction and to be sure that the contractor is constructing it in accordance to the full Contract Documents.

Refer to our List of Full Services Scope of Work on this web site.

Plan & Code Reviews

PLAN & CODE REVIEWS

We will review the Municipal and State Building Codes and Ordinances and research the parameters of the project early in the design process. This is a major basis for what can be designed and how it is to be presented so the owners may acquire a building permit.

The Building Codes are minimal standards constantly revised and established by Industry Professionals in the Construction field in a systematic manner for easy reference. They emphasize all aspects of building construction; energy requirements, fire safety, minimal structural, plumbing, electrical and mechanical requirements. In general they apply to all buildings and structures.

The Municipal Ordinances determine Land Use requirements, setbacks, drainage, parking, accessory building requirements, fire access, site development requirements and much more. This information is a must for review to eliminate concerns and possible factors about a site for building construction in specific areas.

Interior Design & Drawings

INTERIOR DESIGN & DRAWINGS

This service is performed by Sub-consultants with well established Professional Interior Design Firms in which we coordinate with them and our clients on an individual basis as per project needs.