Client-Driven Design Excellence: Creating Architecture Aligned with Your Vision

A&C’s Architecture Department, our design philosophy revolves around putting our clients at the heart of every project. We begin by thoroughly understanding and embracing our clients' values, which serve as the cornerstone of our creative process. As dedicated guides, we navigate the journey together, ensuring that each decision aligns seamlessly with our clients' sensibilities. Our approach places the client in the driver's seat, where design choices are not imposed but rather carefully crafted on their behalf. Whether it's commercial architecture, residential architecture, or any other project, we strike a harmonious balance between functionality, affordability, durability, and aesthetics. Each of these vital elements is meticulously considered and weighed, tailored to meet our clients' specific requirements and aspirations.

Architectural Clientele:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Municipal, State & Federal
  • Religious
  • Educational
  • Historical

Architectural Services:

  • Full Service Design
  • Existing Building Condition Surveys
  • Energy Audits Coordination
  • Structural Analysis, Evaluations & Assessments
  • NYS Code Compliance Reviews
  • Programming
  • 3-Dimensional Renderings
  • Space Analysis
  • Sustainable Design
  • LEED Certification
  • Cost Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Compliance Reviews for Accessibility

Construction Administration:

  • Act as the owners representative to administer contracts
  • Conduct bi-weekly job meetings and coordination of separate contracts
  • Assemble and maintain construction schedules for budget
  • Review of certificates for payment by the Construction Manager
  • Daily field reports and maintain a photo log for the owner
  • Provide transcripts of minutes to the owner and contractors for project meetings

Bidding Phase:

  • Solicit Contractors for Contracts
  • Distribute construction documents to the contractors
  • Provide written addenda for all clarifications
  • Review bids with owner and assist in selection of contractors
  • Draft owner/contractor agreements for contracts

Agency Coordination:

  • NYS Department of Health
  • NYS Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • NYS Building Codes
  • National Fire Protection Agency
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Tug Hill Commission
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • New York State Department of State
  • Office of General Services