Over the past 10 years, RRMM Architects has completed more than 100 facility assessments across the Commonwealth. Assessments are completed to document the present condition of facilities to assist in forecasting funding requirements to address deficiencies, upgrades, renovations and/or replacements. When undertaking studies and assessments, RRMM endeavors to tailor our efforts to produce an efficient, cost-effective result for the benefit of the client. We are careful to develop a strategy that produces the needed results without the undue cost that can often be associated with excessive or premature detail.
The design process begins with programming, to identify the project(s) needs, values, and criteria. The RRMM Team would start with a careful understanding of your sites and their intrinsic physical characteristics. We will garner a full understanding of your project goals and aspirations whether it be to your current instructional offerings, community involvement, or mission-specific functionality. Our programming encompasses not only space utilization and functionality, but also furnishings and sustainability goals.
Tools of the trade are evolving, and as they do, so are we. Laser scanning provides a higher level of detail in the same amount of time it takes to perform a traditional manual field investigation, capturing details that are not readily accessible through surveying. With laser scanning, RRMM can deliver a 3D “walk-through” of the space, providing a clear understanding of existing conditions and leading to better design decisions. Laser scanning allows us to identify and address more potential construction issues during the very early stages of design—before construction begins. This lessens the possibilities for surprises during construction, as well as the potential for RFI’s and Change Orders.
We realize that the test of a successful project is not only how it starts, but equally, how it finishes. By providing construction administration services, we remain an active participant from the initial schematic drawings all the way through the end of construction, assuring you a successful project. As the architect, we are more knowledgeable on the concepts and requirements worked out prior to bidding than any separate entity brought on board later. We can oversee that the integrity of the initial design concepts and programmatic requirements are upheld during the construction process.