Design Services

  • Conceptual Building Design

    • Design theme

    • Functional layout, space planning

    • 3D massing/computer modeling

    • Furniture and fixture layout

    • Exterior concept

    • Material and color selection

    • Budget criteria

  • Graphic Presentations

    • 3D visual imaging

    • Animations

    • Renderings

  • Cost Analysis Facilitation, Coordination

    • Identify all project cost categories

    • Establish preconstruction services with

      general contractor

    • Provide clear delineation of all design

      elements at each step of project


    • Adjust project scope, features, and quality if

      required to conform to budget parameters

    • Communicate with Owner’s lender at key

      junctures in project

  • Schematic Design

    • Guide Owner in selection of project delivery method

    • Coordinate the work of all design team members

    • Assure conformance to conceptual design concept

    • Guide owner in making all design decisions

    • Address specific needs of special features, including

      commercial kitchen, baptismal, and stage design

  • Design Development

    • Coordinate all technical systems, including audio,

      acoustical, visual imaging, and lighting

    • Finalize all design decisions

    • Provide documentation for cost analysis update

  • Construction Documents

    • Integrate final permit drawings with detailed


    • Ensure that 100% of the Owner’s needs have been


    • Coordinate the general contractor’s final pricing

  • Coordination of Design-Build Subcontractors

    • Provide direction to all design-build subcontractors

      throughout all project phases

    • Respond to the design-build subcontractors during

      the schematic design phase of the project

    • Ensure that the work of the design-build

      subcontractors complies with all project criteria

    • Integrate the work of the design-build subcontractors

      into all other disciplines

Planning Services

  • Site Selection and Evaluation Consultation

    • Determine ability to accommodate programmed uses

    • Determine net usable area

    • Define agency criteria, fees

    • Define agency approval processes

    • Identify environmental concerns

    • Recommend optimum site to develop

  • Programming

    • Initial needs assessment

    • Define usage priorities, options

    • Explore and suggest multi-use options

    • Consider temporary uses

    • Adaptive use studies of existing facilities

    • Prepare master usage program

  • Site Feasibility Studies

    • Capacity of site to meet programmed needs

    • Circulation studies

    • Parking Studies

    • Community identity connection

  • Site Master Planning

    • Relationships between all building functions

    • Sequential development studies

    • Integration of site topography

    • Coordination of civil engineering studies

    • Design of outdoor spaces (plazas, courtyards,

      pedestrian circulation)

    • Coordinate development of a landscape master plan

    • Way finding master plan, master signage program

    • Planning of sports and other outside activities

    • Rendered presentations

  • Phasing Studies

    • Program feasibility of phased components

    • Phasing options

    • Development cost implications

    • Detailed phasing plan

  • Agency Entitlements and Environmental Coordination

    • Preliminary agency meetings

    • Assess need for environmental studies and


    • Establish detailed entitlement schedule

    • Prepare exhibits, studies

    • Coordinate work of all team members

    • Represent project at community meetings

    • Present project to review boards, planning


  • Special Presentations and Reports

    • Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of

      special studies and reports

Getting Started...

TPC Architects – Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, and Sustainable Design services.

2260 Douglas Blvd., Suite 155, Roseville, CA 95661. P: 916-772-4100 F:916-772-7804.

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