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Architecture & Design

Architecture & Design

Functionality Meets

Aesthetics

We have decades of experience in design, efficient floor or kitchen plan layouts, finish selections and engineering. You will love the end result.

Solid communication is the foundation for the design process.

The owner and SCGWest will carefully plan and consider all the programmatic functional elements to be integrated for a successful restaurant, retail store, or medial office clinic.

There are numerous factors that will influence how the design of a proposed space will evolve to its final built form.

The arrangement of these spaces relies on a strong understanding of the building program that we develop.

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ANY PROJECT CONSISTS OF

BASIC PLANNING NEEDS

Clear circulation allowing for a natural flow
Patron entry and waiting area are adjacent to any back of the house functions
If Walk-up Services are provided, locate these areas near main lobby, not to create a conflict between the customers waiting and walk up or pick up customers
Core of Restrooms must be ADA compliant and located strategically to centralize the building plumbing
Establish Back of House functions as to eliminate cluster around the service entry
The Back of House is often the hub of the activity
Separate customer / patron circulation from employee / staff circulation

POTENTIAL INFLUENCES UPON THE

BUILDING PROGRAM AND FACILITY DESIGN

Site and Building Orientation
Access to roads and public circulation
Delivery Access
Views and Visibility – Visual Opportunities
Location of existing building systems (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing)
“Curb appeal” for highest visual marketability of the Restaurant, Retail Store, or Medical Clinic
Identify the specific processes for the Back of House to achieve the desired results (i.e. visible and open cooking areas or separated patient rooms)
Level of privacy desired for the dining areas (Cozy and intimate, or more communal and open)

The Design Process

With a well-defined building program, the design process will be logically guided to be both functional for business and aesthetically pleasing.

Step 1

VISIONING & SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Visioning

Here SCGWest’s Design Team will build upon discussions had with the Client or Owner regarding the project by addressing the VISION of the brand and the overall customer experience, as well challenges of the potential tenant space.

SCGWest will assist the Client or Owner in translating their vision of the brand into the customer experience. We will meet with and assist the Client or Owner in interpreting the best Program for their store location, as well as its merchandising and layout configuration.

Schematic Design

Upon completion of visioning, SCGWest will work with the Client or Owner to confirm that all programming, space planning and space requirements have been met and are code compliant. SCGWest will provide fixture plans with the latest concept design configuration, confirming the mix of fixture types and the overall fixture counts is in keeping with Client’s requirements for the space. Client or Owner approval is required on the design concept and refinements prior to commencement of the future phases.

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Step 2

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Now that we know the project is feasible and what the Client or Owner wants it to feel like, let’s start taking a look at how the PROJECT will actually MANIFEST itself.

After agreement and approval of the Schematic Design phase, SCGWest will work with and lead coordination among the other team members, including those contracted directly with the Client or Owner, to develop further details necessary to construct the project.

The major areas that need defined may include:

Entry and Waiting Area
Dining Room or Exam Room
Bar or Lounge areas for a restaurant
Walk-up Service or Take Out/Pick Up Counters
Restrooms (ADA compliant)
Kitchen or Back of House layouts
Hostess, Receptionists and Wait Stations
Ample Aisle and Circulation Space
Dry and Refrigerated Storage
Office and Employee Amenities

As the concept solidifies itself, we will meet with you for a follow up meeting to ensure your ideas were interpreted properly. At completion of Design Development we are typically able to provide firm CONSTRUCTION COSTS for the build-out.

Step 3

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Construction Documents are the formal set of Plan Design Drawings that are to be submitted for Agency approval with the City, County or Health Departments.

Formal Deliverables in this Phase will typically Include:

Site Plan
Floor Plan
Reflected Ceiling Plan
Construction Details
Handicap Accessibility Details
Electrical Plans ‐ Power Plan, Lighting Plan, T‐24 Energy Compliance
Mechanical Plan - AC Air Distribution Plan
Plumbing Plan ‐ Waste & Vent, Hot & Cold Water
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Step 4

MUNICIPALITY INTERFACE

Upon completion of the Construction Documents phase, SCGWest will submit to the City Building and Health Departments for approvals.

We will handle any Revisions to the plans per City & Health Department corrections until approved and take care of all Submissions, pick ups, and collaboration with governing agencies.

SUCCESSFUL Completion of this phase allows issuance of Construction Building Permits to start construction on your project!

We Turn Your Vision Into A Reality

The key strength of SCGWest is the quality of the individual team members and the ability to form a team perfectly suited to any project with knowledge, competency, and experience unrivaled by our competitors.

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