Van De Walle Architects
Van De Walle Architects perceives architectural design as a combination of two different goals. It must be efficient and functional in meeting the specific needs of each client, but at the same time be aesthetically pleasing and distinctive. Design direction emerges after meeting with the client and learning their needs, tastes, expectations, and making sure that the project schedule and budget are well defined. Once this is established, designs are developed by bringing all these parts together, providing the client with the best solution for the project. Van De Walle Architects is committed to providing a "team" approach between Owner, Architect, Consultants and Contractors. For over thirty-five years, Van De Walle Architects has demonstrated the ability to balance the opposing forces of design innovation and environmentally friendly design solutions with the practical concerns of budget, schedule, and program. Our ability to accomplish these goals is demonstrated by a loyal list of repeat clientele.
The scope of services and fee structure of Van De Walle Architects can be tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients. These services normally are divided into the following phases:
Programming – determination of scope of the project.
Schematic Design – very preliminary drawings.
Design Development – final preliminary drawings.
Feasibility Study – design drawings for estimating project costs.
Contract Documents – final working drawings and specifications.
Bidding or negotiation of contract.
Contract Administration – field observation, inspections, shop drawing reviews, color selection finishes.
Complete engineering services can be provided through our consulting engineers. These include civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers. Additional consultants are available as required by the client, including acoustical, landscaping and interiors.