Preliminary Design / Analysis services include the following: Site Analysis, Selection & Development Planning, Master Planning, Programming, Evaluation of budget & preliminary estimate of cost of work, LEED Analysis, Code Analysis, Space Planning and Project scheduling.

Construction Documents / Administration services include the following: Schematic Design Documents, Design Development Documents, Contract Documents, Consultant Coordination, Specifications, Bidding & Negotiation and Construction Administration

Design/Build services include the following: Integrated Solution Approach, Collaboration of designers and builders, Single Point responsibility, Early knowledge of cost, Time savings and Cost savings.

Sustainable Design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments.

Sustainable design principles include the ability to:

  • optimize site potential;
  • minimize non-renewable energy consumption;
  • use environmentally preferable products;
  • protect and conserve water;
  • enhance indoor environmental quality; and
  • optimize operational and maintenance practices.

Utilizing a sustainable design philosophy encourages decisions at each phase of the design process that will reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health of the occupants, without compromising the bottom line. It is an integrated, holistic approach that encourages flexibility and tradeoffs. Such an integrated approach positively impacts all phases of a building’s life-cycle, including design, construction, operation and decommissioning.

West A+D is committed to incorporating principles of sustainable design and energy efficiency into all of its projects.