Thursday, October 5, 2017

#VegasStrong


Henderson morning commute

There are no words.  Yet we are here, and standing together.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Did you know we're a DBE?



Since 2010, we've been a listed DBE vendor with Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).  The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program dates back to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and "level[s] the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts." (NDOT DBE website)

We aim to work with prime contractors to provide services that are not typically provided by architectural firms such as graphic mural creation and sculptural elements.  Our extensive architectural and construction experience supports delivery of exceptional spaces.  Our collaborative approach means that getting to the finish line is an enjoyable experience.

The interior cityscape and mural design at the RTC's Mobility Training Center is one example of the type of project we excel at.  Read more here...

Our registration is NV20235437NUCP and our commodity codes are:
NAICS 541310Architectural Services
NAICS 541430Graphic design services

Download our capability statements:

Friday, May 26, 2017

On The Boards

Just in time for summer, we've been working on some cool interiors and hot exterior upgrades.  Take a look at what we've been up to below and click on the photos for a closer look.

 

Sushi Burrito Bowl
Delicious sushi burritos coming soon!  Our fresh interior design for a new restaurant abstractly highlights the ingredients that make this food so tempting.



Futuro Academy Charter School 
This Fall, 150 lucky students will begin their school year in shiny new facilities at Futuro Academy, a public charter school.  Phase 1 of the design includes over 49, 000 square feet of a vacant grocery and retail stores transformed into a center for learning. More about this project here.


Vera Johnson Manor A
Our  76-unit multifamily housing renovation is now in the field.  Over the next year, these 30-year-old apartments will emerge as attractive, contemporary dwellings.  Check back soon for the "after" photos.  More about this project here.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day 2017

EV Charging Stations at Clark County Government Center

Just before Earth Day this year it was gratifying to see all six charging stations at the Clark County Government Center Photovoltaic Shade Structure project in use.  Smart coupes, a Leaf, and a BMW were all benefitting from the solar array.

It got me thinking about what could be done in our corner of the world to celebrate earth day.  Is it driving more efficient or electric vehicles to reduce carbon fuel reliance? Pitching in at a local clean-up event to improve habitat conditions?  Or auditing your waste reduction plan?

In honor of Google announcing that they'll reach 100% reliance on renewable energy this year, here's their Google Doodle.

2017 Google Earth Day Doodle
More doodle history here...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

On Top of Industry Trends











Our entire team spent an exciting two days connecting with hundreds of cutting edge users of Building Information Management (BIM) software.  We've chosen Graphisoft's ArchiCAD since the firm's inception because it allows us to generate 3D imagery and capture project data while we design.

BIMx: 2D section links to 3D model
Highlights of the conference include new ways to connect the office with mobile information that benefits our client and contractor relationships.  Answering a construction question in the field by looking at a model together ensures better communication.  Walking a client through a conceptual model is a powerful way to involve them in the vision for a project.  Exciting new virtual reality (VR) options use gaming technology to allow clients to fully experience and architectural space in the near future.

Here's how to access BIMx VR using Google Cardboard: