The first step is to take a step back. We look at the whole picture: evaluate the site/space, recognize current needs, consider future needs, establish budgets and schedules, and define expectations. Understanding and correctly addressing these conditions will lead to a successful project. Every project, regardless of size or shape, deserves this attention.
We keep an open dialogue with the Owner throughout the entire project. Things change over the course of design. We understand that.
The success of HJM Architects is due in large part to the collaborative effort put forth by the principals and staff. We approach project issues in a team fashion, calling upon the strengths of individuals to contribute to the whole of the projects. It is a method which has garnered repeat success.
“Service First” attitude. Client satisfaction, a record of which HJM is particularly proud, is attributed to the firm’s emphasis on skillful planning, cost control, accurate construction documents, and continuous personal attention by the principals and staff to all responsibilities, including scheduled post-construction follow-up to ensure that design and construction continue to serve their intended purpose. Repeat service to clients is a result of this dedication to professional responsibilities. HJM follows through on your project from initial programming and schematic designs through completion of construction. We work closely with our clients on every detail of their project. This not only includes site development, building design, construction cost estimates and drawing preparation, it also includes assisting you in obtaining bids or negotiating contracts and providing a post-construction follow-up review.