Focusing specifically on Tenant Improvements or Renovations, we can offer you the same level of quality service we offer to our residential Clients.
Typical Process for a Tenant Improvement or Renovation Project
Step 1 - Feasibility Study
Given that commercial spaces are used by the general public, any improvements or renovations made to the existing commercial building will be reviewed in depth by the local building department. We always recommend a Feasibilty Study be conducted in order to quickly highlight major issues or obstacles that may arise with the T.I. or Renovation.
Step 2 - Schematic Design
Given all of the "wants" that we established in the previous step, we will work to reconcile them with your "needs" and other constraints like budget and site conditions. During this phase we will develop the initial layout and look of your new space in accordance with your business type and size.
Step 3 - Design Development
Once the look and feel of your new commercial space has been determined, we'll add information like finishes, materials, specifications for products, and most importantly building code information that will allow us to proceed toward permitting.
Step 4 - Construction Documents
During this phase, we, along with the other consultants working on the project (structural engineer, for example), will produce the final set of documents, plans, reports, and specifications that we will need to submit to the city's building department for approval.
Step 5 - Bidding / Selecting a contractor
While the drawings are being reviewed and revised, we will help you with choosing the general contractor who will ultimately build out your new space. We can prepare bid documents and assist you in evaluating the bids you receive.
Step 6 - Construction / Construction Administration
The final and longest phase, this is when your new commercial space actually comes to life. We will act as your eyes and ears in order to help ensure that what we drew up, is what gets built.