Talal El Hassan architects believes in multi-disciplinary cooperation, in various projects product designers, graphic artists, historians, urban planners and landscape architects cooperate to give the ultimate solution.
THA handles everything from predesign and programming, to design development, to the construction document and the presentation phase.
Upon approval of a developed and mutually agreed upon design scenario, THA documents the developed design into construction documents (drawings and specifications) and a final cost estimate. THA incorporates aesthetic and technical design criteria jointly, creating construction documents that do not compromise important design principles or established and efficient construction techniques. THA submits the construction documents for a plan check review, resolves the issues from the plan check review and assists the contractor with securing the building permit. During the bid process, THA answers the contractor’s questions, prepares the agenda, reviews substitutions, attends the pre-bid conference and executes other typical architectural criteria.
Predesign & Programming
THA works closely with each client to identify, quantify, qualify and describe the scope of work, along with the existing and optimal spatial requirements, and functional relationships. For each project, THA offers personalized facilities: planning, programming, adjacency studies, scope of work development, project scheduling, budgeting, budget analysis, project management plan development and site analysis services.
THA conducts site visits, user group meetings, site inventory and investigation, and review the existing resources, regulatory codes, owner design and documentation standards, budget, and physical and social constraints. THA also offers supplemental specialty equipment layouts to achieve effective and functional relationships. This includes layout of office systems, computer peripherals, telecommunication, kitchen equipment, health care equipment and other specialty devices.
THA synthesizes information from the predesign phase, or from client-supplied criteria, to develop design scenarios that:
• Excite the spirit
• Produce an efficient and comfortable solution
• Respond to the environment and regulatory agencies
• Use owner design standards, preferred systems & product standards
• Maintain the bottom line
THA integrates the factors that influence each project by communicating with the client throughout the design process to assure the client’s goals and ideas are represented. THA refines the schematic design and identifies, resolves, develops and addresses all the project specific details, systems, governing regulatory codes, preliminary cost estimate and construction criteria required to document the project for construction.