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Our Services

 FARZ STUDIO provides an array of Architectural services to fit the needs of our clientele. These services range from programming to construction administration. Services are routinely being expanded to reflect the changing times.

Our clients have the option to select from a wide range of services for a custom package that can fit their budgetary needs and unique project requirements.

1. Pre-Design

Ground work that helps define the problem and create the framework for design.

  • Vision and Strategy Planning

  • Programming

  • Site Selection

  • Site Analysis

  • Siting, i.e. Identifying the ideal location for a building or use.

  • Research zoning, ordinances, and codes

  • Site Surveys – boundary, topography, trees – referrals to surveyors

  • Existing conditions survey/ As-Built Drawings 

  • Geotechnical Surveys – referrals to service providers

3. Documentation 

Production of documents used for permitting, bidding, and construction of the project. These documents must be accurate, coordinated and consistent, complete and understandable.

  • Permit drawings

  • Construction drawings

  • Technical drawings

  • Material research

  • Specifications for materials, installation methods, tolerances, performance criteria, testing, etc.

  • Schedule of selections for finishes, fixtures, and equipment

5. Pre-Construction

Ground work that helps define the problem and create the framework for construction.

  • Construction Cost Evaluation

  • Bidding and Comparative Analysis

  • Contractor Selection

  • City Building Permitting Review

  • Value Engineering

2. Design 

Design solutions that start at a conceptual level and become more refined as various systems are integrated.

  • Site Design

  • Architectural Design

  • Interior Design

  • Lighting Design and Electrical Layout

  • Finish, Fixture, and Equipment Selections (FFE)

  • Energy Analysis

  • Mechanical Systems Design and Engineering

  • Structural Design and Engineering

  • Civil Design and Engineering

  • Landscape Design

4. Project Management 

Planning, organizing, communicating, and managing the project, the team, and the schedule.

  • Project Administration

  • Selecting and hiring consultants

  • Coordinating client, consultants, builder, and architectural team

  • Managing Time Schedule

  • Providing Counsel

  • Monitor Budget and Cost assessment

  • Presentations to Design Review Boards such as Neighborhood groups, Architectural Control Committees (ACC) and Historic Preservation Office Review

6. Construction Observation

Goal is to assist you and the contractor to build the project as designed.

  • Site Visits

  • Field Reports

  • Review of shop drawings and submittals

  • Response to RFIs (Requests for Information) from Builder

  • Approve Draw Requests and Change Orders

  • Project Close-out

What Our Clients Say



My job was a relatively small addition in comparison to the large scale projects SHM does. However, they gave all the attention and care to our project and addressed our unique need of incorporating a multigenerational addition to our home.
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