Architectural Services

Architectural Services

  • Architecturally, we have extensive experience with complex buildings, such as medical and dental practices, public safety and higher education. We provide innovative design services for a wide range of public and private entities.
  • We strategize solutions to project challenges using Energy Star and LEED standards as a requisite part of our creative process.
  • Services provided by Ames Associates’ architectural and structural engineering staff include:  code review, building assessment, feasibility studies, architectural planning and design from schematic concepts through construction documents and bidding.
  • We also provide space planning, utilization and tenant improvement services as well as interior design. We offer design rendering to assist with design development understanding and facilitate project fund raising.

Architectural Pre-Design

  • Owner’s Goals and Objectives Determination
  • Preliminary Budget Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies and Site Selection
  • Zoning, Building Code, and Regulatory Analyses
  • Programming Studies
  • Existing Building Evaluation
  • Furniture & Equipment Inventories
  • Conceptual Design Studies
  • Master Planning and Site Planning

Architectural Design

  • User Interviews and User Interface
  • Coordination with Engineers and Regulatory Agencies
  • Accessibiltiy & Containment Planning
  • Life Safety/Fire Safety Planning
  • Schematics Drawings
  • Interior Design and Space Planning
  • Color and Materials Selection
  • Furniture and Equipment Specifications
  • Custom Millwork and Casework Design
  • Cost Estimating