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Architectural Services

Architecture Services

Architectural Services

From conception to design and through construction, our practice is able to offer a wide range of services.

New Commercial Construction

Whether it is a branch banking facility or a multi-storied commercial building, The Falcon Group will accommodate your needs from initial site selection through occupancy.

  • Zoning analysis and site survey
  • Site planning and development
  • Floor plan and elevation design
  • Interior finishes and furniture
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Residential Additions and Alterations

Projects range from cosmetic facelifts of studio apartments to total reconstructions of country estates. Services include initial zoning analysis, preliminary design and budgeting, through contract documents, bidding, permits and construction administration.

  • Inventory of existing conditions
  • Structural analysis
  • Project phasing
  • Master plan development
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Single or Multi Family Residential

For modest urban homes to sprawling rural compounds, The Falcon Group provides services from preliminary site analysis through the design, bidding and construction phases, and ultimately, occupancy.

  • Initial zoning analysis
  • Site planning and design
  • Building and interior design
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Programming and Space Planning

For modest urban homes to sprawling rural compounds, The Falcon Group provides services from preliminary site analysis through the design, bidding and construction phases, and ultimately, occupancy.

  • Analysis of existing spaces and equipment
  • Space planning
  • Inventory of existing conditions
  • Master plan development
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Office Design and Tenant Fit-Out

Planning and detailing of Medical and Professional suites can be accommodated, as well as development of retail tenant spaces.

  • Initial space planning
  • Reception, conference area details
  • Private office and workstation design
  • Furniture and finish selections
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Interior Design

Interior Elevations, Reflected Ceiling plans, Light coves and treatments, Finish specifications and details, Cabinetry and millwork, Appliances and equipment, Stone and tile work, Kitchen and Bath design services are available through Falcon Architectural Services.

  • Initial space planning
  • Reception, conference area details
  • Private office and workstation design
  • Furniture and finish selections
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Site Design

Whether it is a branch banking facility or a multi-storied commercial building, The Falcon Group will accommodate your needs from initial site selection through occupancy.

  • Engineered retaining walls
  • Masonry material options
  • Custom fence and railing design
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ADA Analysis and Remediation

Our Architectural Staff is prepared to perform an assessment of the facility, and provide drawings and specifications to retrofit the building and site to meet handicapped accessibility.

  • Initial analysis
  • Ramp and stair design
  • Door and circulation clearances
  • Restroom access requirements
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Zoning Analysis

Once a site has been selected, our Architects will perform a zoning analysis to determine applicable building setbacks and coverage, floor area, site improvements and other constraints prior to preliminary design.

  • Impervious coverage
  • Floor area ratio
  • Building coverage
  • Parking requirements
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Design Development

Once a preliminary design has been established, our architects will generate design development floor plans and elevations for approval. At this stage, it is recommended to obtain preliminary bids prior to completing the construction documents.

  • Space planning and design
  • Floor plan development
  • Elevation design
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Bidding and Negotiations

Falcon can prepare the bid package, which includes the construction documents and specifications, along with instructions to bidders, producing an itemized bid breakdown. Our list of qualified contractors is prepared to bid on your project, or we will send bid requests to contractors selected by the client. Falcon will perform a comparison of bids received and review them with the client.

  • Distribution of bid packages to Falcon’s network of contractors, client contractors, or a combination
  • Bid comparisons
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Construction Inspections

Site Observations with reports documenting the course of construction can be performed. If required, contractor’s requests for payment will be reviewed.

  • Site Observations
  • Field reports
  • Review of change orders and contractor’s payment requests
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Change of Use

Our Architectural Staff is well versed in the applicable codes if a client wishes to inhabit a space previously occupied by a different use group. Our Licensed Architects are prepared to testify before Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment if necessary.

  • Review of applicable state and local codes
  • Appearance before planning board and/or board of adjustment if necessary
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Building Code Review Services

Whether a renovation, addition, or a new building, our architectural staff is prepared to interpret the applicable codes. We can perform a complete building code review to maximize potential use of the client’s existing building and perform a building lifespan and structural integrity analysis.

  • Appearance means of egress studies
  • Handicapped accessibility analysis
  • Review of occupancy/construction class and analysis
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Building Code Review Services

An inventory of the existing building, including but not limited to documentation of the structural system, interior and exterior finishes and trim, and electrical and mechanical systems, will be performed.

  • Roof and exterior siding inspections
  • Masonry condition
  • Trim
  • Settlement
  • Drywall or plaster walls and ceilings

The process of analyzing a potential construction defect commences with an understanding of the results or effects that the defect is causing and the general description of what has been observed to acknowledge that there is a defect.

Experience in defect analysis then comes into play in the process of forming a plan of attack. Typically the process begins with interview of the owner/management and or maintenance personnel. If as-built or design plans are available, an understanding of the structure or system to be inspected is beneficial prior to visual inspection. Visual inspection is performed and applicable measurements are taken. Once the visual inspection is completed a review of the material collected to date will either yield an answer to the proposed problem or it will yield the requirement for gaining additional data via various testing, or invasive/deconstructive inspection to further understand the systems, defect and resulting conditions.

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Forensic Analysis

The Falcon Group specializes in the investigation and testing of problematic conditions in need of real world solutions. Forensic services include:

  • Site Tools
  • Drainage
  • Foundations
  • Structures
  • Concrete
  • Wall cladding systems
  • Roofing
  • Moisture and ventilation
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Fire and Water Damage Reconstruction

Our services include initial assessment of the building’s damage, and preparation of plans and specifications to reconstruct the fire-damaged structure or remediate the water infiltrating conditions.

  • Inventory and analysis of existing conditions
  • Upgrading the fire-damaged structure to current codes as necessary
  • Release of plans and specifications for bidding, permits and construction
  • Construction observation
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Historic Preservation

Our Architectural staff is experienced in the preservation and adaptive reuse of civic, commercial, religious and residential structures. The application of local, state and national guidelines as necessary to your project will be reviewed.

  • Sensitive, adaptive reuse
  • Adherence to local, state and national requirements, as applicable
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