Expertise

Architectural Design

Concept Design & Site Optimization

Master Planning & Urban Design

Green Building Design/LEED Certification

BIM (Building Information Modeling)

using Revit and AecoSIM software

Ground-Up Design/Build

Programming Tenant Space & Workflow

Space Utilization Efficiency Design

Value Engineering and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Growth Strategies and Phasing Plans

Capital Improvements Planning

Strategic Planning

Realistic Renderings

Interior Design

Furnishings, Fixture and Equipment Selection & Coordination

DESIGN
  • F S Group Architects provides cloud based BIM collaboration with our clients and consultants. This means our 3D models are updated constantly with consultants showing any model clashes conflicts instantaneously.
  • Our clients are able to access the latest model and drawings instantaneously on their own person cell phone, iPad or computer without having to purchase any software.
  • BIM modeling reduces errors and omissions in construction documents because we are able to identify problems earlier in the design process.
  • BIM also allows clients to be able to view their entire project in 3D prior to having it built, allowing clients to visualize their space.
  • BIM is part of our basic services, meaning we offer the latest software technology no matter what the size and scope of the project.
PLANNING

At the Planning stage of development, there are additional benefits to be derived from a Value Engineering Workshop. An independent team can:

  • Review the program
  • Perform a functional analysis of the facility
  • Obtain the owner/users definition of value
  • Define the key criteria and objectives for the project
  • Verify/validate the proposed program
  • Review master plan utility options (e.g. Central Utility Plant versus individual systems)
  • Offer alternative solutions (square footage needs per function, adjacency solutions, etc.)
  • Verify if the budget is adequate for the developed program
CLOUD B.I.M.

Building Information Modeling

  • F S Group Architects provides cloud based BIM collaboration with our clients and consultants. This means our 3D models are updated constantly with consultants showing any model clashes conflicts instantaneously.
  • Our clients are able to access the latest model and drawings instantaneously on their own person cell phone, iPad or computer without having to purchase any software.
  • BIM modeling reduces errors and omissions in construction documents because we are able to identify problems earlier in the design process.
  • BIM also allows clients to be able to view their entire project in 3D prior to having it built, allowing clients to visualize their space.
  • BIM is part of our basic services, meaning we offer the latest software technology no matter what the size and scope of the project.
VALUE ENGINEERING

Value Engineering is a conscious and explicit set of disciplined procedures designed to seek out optimum value for both initial and long-term investment. First utilized in the manufacturing industry during World War II, it has been widely used in the construction industry for many years.

Value Engineering (VE) is not a design/peer review or a cost-cutting exercise. VE is a creative, organized effort, which analyzes the requirements of a project for the purpose of achieving the essential functions at the lowest total costs (capital, staffing, energy, maintenance) over the life of the project. Through a group investigation, using experienced, multi-disciplinary teams, value and economy are improved through the study of alternate design concepts, materials, and methods without compromising the functional and value objectives of the client.