||Master Planning, Programming & Pre-Design
Centre Studio provides the programmatic and pre-design services which are essential to assuring an effective and efficient design process. We survey existing site conditions and utilization and are proficient in analyzing programmatic needs and site constraints; developing zoning studies; and evaluating existing structures for re-use and renovation. We work with contractors, when applicable, to develop detailed preliminary cost estimates and comparative feasibility studies.
Studio for Architecture & Design, PC (doing business as Centre Studio) provides a design process integrating our clients' needs and preferences with site constraints and characteristics. We review alternate approaches to the project, analyzing function, time, and budget constraints. We prepare preliminary documents for review and approval and construction documents for estimates and construction. We assist in obtaining approvals from Planning Boards, the Department of Buildings, Community Boards, Landmarks, Commercial Landlords, and Building Management.
Centre Studio strives to create an appropriate blend of interior and exterior architecture which represents an integration of the client’s functional needs with the aesthetics of the project. By providing both architectural and interior design services we consider furniture configurations early in the design process and create an interior environment that integrates well with the architecture. We select and specify furnishings, fixtures, equipment, and finishes and assist in their purchase, delivery, and installation.
Centre Studio performs project management services through the entire process of construction. We analyze contractors’ cost estimates, and advise our clients in awarding the work. We perform on-site inspections to observe the work and to verify that the contractor’s Requests for Payment accurately reflect construction progress. We work closely with our clients and the contractor to process any required changes quickly and with our client’s best interest in mind. We maintain a quality working relationship between all parties.