Architectural Services

At CARMI, we can assist with everything from planning your new space to construction administration and management. We create great projects with great partnerships. Let’s make something beautiful together. 

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Defying the Status Quo

with Signature Architectural Designs

We take our work seriously, although we have fun doing it. Our philosophy of strong partnerships and precise architecture continues to motivate our design process as we explore solutions that incorporate your budget and vision. We are always ready for new challenges and opportunities.

Although CARMI Design Group has specialized in educational facilities for many years, we apply decades of architectural experience to each project. Our design experience includes:

•  Athletics
•  Education
•  Commercial
•  Community
•  Healthcare
•  Worship

 

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design Programming
  • Code and Zoning Ordinance Research
  • Presentation Rendering
  • Preliminary Construction Budget Planning
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • M/E/P Systems Interface
  • Bidding Services
  • Construction Administration
  • Multiple Contract Development
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Detailed Construction Estimating
  • Comprehensive Contract Accounting
  • Space Planning
  • Interior Finish Selection
  • Furniture Selection
  • Furniture and Equipment Coordination
  • Cost Analysis

CARMI Design Group can perform a comprehensive facility study that will establish a realistic picture of your building’s condition, and identify and prioritize items that need repair or replacement.

In effect, your completed facility study becomes an action plan that will be utilized over the years in several ways:

  • Budgeting decisions that are weeks, months, or years out will be prioritized.
  • Your board will be in a position to act quickly as funding resources become available.
  • Long-term building maintenance plans can easily be established.
  • New construction versus renovation of existing facilities can be analyzed more effectively.

Facility Studies include:

  • Roof System
  • Wall Systems
  • Window Systems
  • Door Systems
  • Coping, Fascia, Soffit
  • Life Safety
  • Accessibility
  • Mechanical/Plumbing
  • Electrical Systems

“Report Card” Scoring System

  • Building conditions are evaluated and prioritized based on safety, function, and aesthetics.

Services and Phases of Work

Team Selection

  • Conduct contractor post-bid interviews
  • Recommendations for award

Conceptual Planning

  • Feasibility budget development

Schematic Design

  • Value engineering
  • SD budget development
  • Construction schedule development

Design Development

  • Value engineering
  • DD budget development
  • Construction schedule development

Construction Documents

  • Value engineering
  • Finalize budget 
  • Finalize construction schedule

Construction

  • Checks and balances 
  • Phased construction 
  • Change order control 
  • Quality control         
  • Value engineering 
  • Schedule control 
  • Purchasing control
  • Protecting your investment  
  • Project planning and coordination for all stages of work
  • Pay application approval         
  • Financial tracking and accounting 
  • Shop drawing processing and review
  • Construction document conformance
  • Conduct progress / coordination meetings

Owner Occupancy

  • Conduct punch-list inspections for temporary and final occupancy