21 Mar No one wants an inexperienced physician – why hire an inexperienced architect?
Hiring an experienced architect means faster, more complete designs.
At CMArchitects we have made a science of Medical Office Building design. We have a distinct advantage in the marketplace with over 30 years of professional experience; we have planned and designed close to two million square feet with every type of clinical practice, diagnostic and surgical tenant in MOB.
Experience does make a difference. Buildings are complicated, and the feedback loop can be very slow. A physician might see 20 or 30 patients a day, but the building cycle for designing and building takes much longer, sometimes years.
Past personal experience for seven years as a REIT owner/developer provided the time to work and refine the most cost effective exterior design, building configuration, code requirements and area factors. Some of these factors are:
Skin cost per square foot floor area.
Total wall cost in relationship to floor area
Building shape as relates to cost of skin
Building cost as it relates to height of building
Effect of elevator impact on height of building
Effective bay depth for any size tenant
Effective column bay for every tenant.
We strive to be sensitive to the physical, environmental, psychosocial, mental, spiritual, political and cultural factors to identify barriers and have positive effect on the health and well-being that brings meaning to life, culturally and personally.
CMArchitects PLLC is rooted in the belief we offer clients knowledge and understanding from the owner’s perspective and the architectural experience to successfully complete small and complex projects.