We provide an array of options for your projectWith a focus the client’s goals and success, CCA provides a wide variety of architectural services that, together, bring a project to a successful completion. Our expertise in the following areas sets us apart from our competition.
Site Selection and Evaluation
A client’s first contact with a new location is usually with a real estate broker who knows what sites are available for purchase or lease, but often cannot technically qualify the location as appropriate for the client’s use, budget or schedule. CCA steps in early in site selection working with the client and broker to qualify sites whether it be for a school, housing or a commercial business. CCA will prepare a quick property and zoning analysis and can visit sites in person to prepare a report on the pros and cons of a particular property. CCA’s involvement early on in site selection and evaluation will prevent costly mistakes and project entitlement delays.
“It is the thorough and systematic evaluation of the interrelated values, goals, facts, and needs of a client’s organization, facility, users and the surrounding community. A well-conceived program leads to high quality design” – American Institute of Architects
CCA’s priority is to spend one-on-one time with the client to ensure the project goals and design issues are clearly understood by all parties. We spend time to listen and understand the needs of the client; provide preliminary recommendations on project viability and constructability. CCA wants to design projects that are functional, useful and adaptable for their clients. That starts with a written program of space functions and space relationships CCA will diagram and plan carefully. Careful program documentation and analysis at the outset lays the groundwork for quick schematic design and budget analysis to determine if a site, budget and schedule is viable.
CCA does not fall under one category of style. We do not consider ourselves as having a particular “aesthetic”. We listen to our client, and provide the design our client needs. CCA is forward thinking in their design approach and is always looking for ways to make a lasting an vibrant visual impact on the location we plan our projects. CCA is skilled in the thoughtful and tasteful use of building materials that won’t wreck a budget or schedule. CCA’s clients and end users enjoy working and living in our buildings and that is demonstrated by a steady workload of repeat business expanding and building new venues with prototypes of our schools and commercial buildings. CCA’s clients find our buildings to be buildable, functional, adaptable and re-useable which is the highest compliment an Architect can be given by their clients.
CCA has in-house interior design staff with the knowledge, skill and talent to make any project beautiful and coordinated from the exterior colorization to the furnishings and graphics inside every space. Our interior designers will prepare material samples for selection, furniture selections, lighting and color palettes. CCA will render options for the client to quickly consider the range of options a space or building may take on and guide the client into making the appropriate choices they will be confident in.
Project Entitlements, Plans & Permits
CCA has developed very strong relationships with the jurisdictions we have been involved with on a repeat basis all over Arizona. No matter where in the country CCA finds itself working on a project, we have an established method of reaching out and meeting face to face with the myriad authorities having jurisdiction over a project at the very outset so the entitlement and permit process starts with a plan, schedule and goal of successful completion. CCA has an amazing track record of entitling tough projects in a 45-90 day window with multiple agencies so that more time can be focused on design and construction.