Architectural Services

The phases of APEX's typical process are:

Architectural blueprint with a hard hat, calculator, pencil, and measuring tools.

Pre-Design – (conception)

Identifying clear project and program goals, collecting information from the client, site and city, establishing a framework for design parameters.

Architectural sketch of a modern single-story building with a person standing in front.

Schematic Design (SD)

Incorporating pre-design objectives, site parameters, related code, jurisdictional requirements and relationships between spaces and site.

Architectural floor plan of a two-bedroom residential unit with designated living, dining, kitchen, and utility spaces.

Design Development (DD)

Schematic designs are advanced, providing overall look, feel and texture, confirming basic assembly, developing a clear understanding of project scope and preliminary budget.

Site development plans and architectural drawings for a commercial building renovation.

Agency Review Documents

Plans and document preparation for regulatory groups and review boards. Submitting, coordinating and acquiring building and other related approvals for the construction of the project.

Architectural blueprints rolled up on a drafting table.

Construction Documents (CD)

 Preparation of  final plans, specifications and other documents as required for use in bidding and construction.

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Bidding / Negotiation

Finalizing the target construction budget and schedule, obtaining prime contractor, sub-contractor and supplier quotes, and monitoring the mobilization as required to implement the work.

Interior framework of a house under construction with exposed wooden studs and scattered building materials.

Construction / Contract Administration (CA)

Getting the work done - with a focus on maintaining schedule, ensuring a quality product and coming in on budget.

Hand holding keys in front of a new house.

Project Turnover – (completion)

Transferring the completed and cleaned project to you, the owner, at substantial completion. Punch-list items are addressed and we’ll remain available for questions or concerns.

A.E.C. Consulting

Architecture | Engineering | Construction Consulting & Management Services Include:

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Project Management

  • Local Representation
  • Constructability Review
  • Scheduling
  • Cost Control
  • Stakeholder Liaison
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Construction / Contract Administration

  • Request For Information (RFI)
  • Architect Supplemental Information (ASI)
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • On-Site Representation
  • Change Order Review
  • Substitution Analysis
  • Punch List Coordination
  • Close-Out
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Owner Representation

  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Budget Forecasting
  • Design Management
  • Schedule Control
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC)
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Construction Management

  • Design Coordination
  • Cost Estimating
  • Value Engineering
  • Scheduling
  • Contractor Coordination
  • Completion & Close-Out
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Design - Build

  • Single-Source Accountability
  • Integrated Design & Construction Team
  • Quicker Project Completion
  • Reduced Owner Risk
Illustration of a house employing various sustainable features for energy efficiency and passive cooling.


  • Passive 'Green Design' Strategies
  • Renewable Resource Product Selections
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • LEED Certification

Other Services Include

Unique Projects

Cabins, vacation homes, interior architecture, custom furniture, amphitheaters, porches, zoo exhibits, custom cabinetry, etc. all approached with same attention to detail.

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