ARCHITECTURE  &  COMMUNITY  PLANNING
The orderly composition of light and space to expand and enlighten the human spirit
M I C H A E L  L I V I N G S T O N, A R C H I T E C T

SERVICES

Basic services
Expanded services
Engineering
Design/build
 

CONTACT: M Livingston, Architect   E-Mail Tel: (702) 366-3001 Fax: (206) 337-8452
ARCHITECTURAL LICENSES USA   NCARB (National licensing for all states) active in CA, NV, FL, GA
ARCHITECTURAL LICENSES EUROPE   ARC for United Kingdom & European Community
REAL ESTATE LICENSE   Florida
 
BASIC SERVICES   STRATEGIC FACILITIES PLANNING & PROGRAMMING
    RESEARCH, DESIGN, ANALYSIS & PROGRAMMING
    ASSESS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NATURAL SYSTEMS & BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  • Apply knowledge of regional & local natural ecosystems (climate, geology & vegetation)
  • Sustainablity (Energy use, resource conservation, & life cycle cost analysis)
  • Natural enviromental hazards (wind and flood)
  • Human environmental hazards (fire)
  • Assessing 2-way relationship between natural ecosystems & built environment
    ASSESS INTER-RELATIONSHIP OF SOCIETAL FACTORS & BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  • Community needs
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Political factors
  • Cultural differences (language & customs)
    ASSESS IMPACT OF CODES, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS
  • Regional requirements
  • Local requirements
  • General Plan
  • Specific Plan
  • Building Code
  • Zoning Ordinace
  • Design Review
  • Local Review & approval processes (Plan check, design review, environmental review)
  • State requirements - Energy, ADA, Seismic, Wind, etc
  • State review & approval - Coastal commision, FEMA, etc
  • Federal requirements - ADA, OSHA (Occupational Safe & Health Act), etc.
  • Federal review & approval processes - Corps of Engineers, etc.
    PROJECT FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS
  • Physical site (geological & topo)
  • Environmental conditions (biological and climatic)
  • Existing built conditions (size & configuration)
  • Project cost analysis & scheduling
  • Types of users
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Economic Analysis
    DESIGN SERVICES
  • Architectural design services & project scheduling
  • Develop, document, and communicate design solutions
  • CAD Drafting & software
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentaion
  • Supervise construction bidding and negotiation
    CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES
  • Contract Administration services
  • On-site representation
  • Periodic observation
  • Submittal review
  • Project close-out
     
EXPANDED SERVICES  
  • Construction management
  • Post-occupancy performance evaluation
  • Facilities management and maintenance & operation programming
  • Legal testimony
  • Peer review
  • Strategic facilities planning
  • Value engineering
  • Existing facilities surveys
  • Environmental studies
  • Project start-up
  • Warranty review
     
ENGINEERING
  • IN-HOUSE
  In-house engineering for small to medium size projects can be accommodated as part of a
'One-Stop- Shop' service to expedite project coordination. Engineering services include
  • Site development and planning
  • Sustainable (green) architecture & engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Wind-load analysis
  • Elecrical panel calculations & layouts
  • Air-conditioning layouts
  • Commercial Energy Forms (Florida)
  • Plumbing diagrams
  • Life safety & means of escape
ENGINEERING
  • OUTSOURCING
  The Architect can be directly in charge of all project engineering and provide services to coordinate all consultant engineering within the architecutural vision to ensure its successful outcome.
  • Civil engineering
  • Site planning
  • Landscape architecture
  • Interior design
  • Structural engineering
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering
  • Fire safety systems engineering
  • Value engineering
  • Sustainable development
     
DESIGN BUILD   Design-Build binds the Architect and Contractor as a single entity allowing for contract management of multiple sub-contracts and increases the scope for bid negotiation and enables fast tracking. The Service provided by the Architect includes experience of Design-Build at a hands-on level and in Project Management.
     
     
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