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Redwoods Design Studio Architect

Redwoods Design Studio Architect specializes in renovation of hotel, restaurant, and retail in urban communities.

 

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Adaptive Reuse

Breathing new life to an old building from what it was purposely built for is known as adaptive reuse. While the need to transforming a bank building into a hotel or a warehouse into a food hall is mostly driven by the lack of land availability in or around the urban core, knowing if the zoning code would allow the change of use or whether both the structure and infrastructure will require major improvement for the new use is the first step to avoid the expensive mistake. From feasibility studies to full design services, we are expert in transforming old and underutilized properties to income producing assets for owners and developers.

Renovation

Like adaptive reuse, an old building or several spaces within may need a simple makeover or a major overhaul while keeping the intended use. A makeover could be part of an infrastructure upgrade when antiquated mechanical, electrical, or communication system needs replacement. A major overhaul is undertaken when not only the infrastructure needs replacement but also the space is not meeting the demand of the user or simply underutilized. While taking on a renovation may seems easy, it can be challenging and often time leads to frustrations especially undesirable condition is discovered. Whether it is a simple makeover or the major overhaul, we are the expert in designing and planning for building renovation.

Construction Management

While most large-scale projects have the dedicated resource to manage a construction project from beginning to end, many small projects including home renovations to small scale commercial projects often lack not only the resources but also the right personnel who has the experience to run the projects. Trying to fill the role of a construction manager can leads to costly mistakes even if well-intent friends or family who are in the construction trade is involved. We provide construction management services to identify the parameters of the project such as cost and needs, bring the right consultants and contractors to the table, and keep track of the construction budget and schedule.

Compare to the shop I was operating out of to the newly renovated boutique nail salon, the difference is huge when it comes to customer satisfaction. Everyone, from repeat clients to the new ones, loves the space so much. Your design and construction team is so easy to work with, and the job was doneso quickly that I was able to open for the busy season as planned. The additional stations which I didn’t know I can have were great, more stations meant better able to serve our customers. If I am going to open another salon, you know who I will call!

Coco Williamson, Owner of Polished

About Eric Lam

At Redwoods Design Studio Architect, our approach to problem solving is quite simple – we want to get to know you first, as an individual, before getting into it. We recognize a good design solution makes lives happier, and an organization runs better but it would take team effort to come up with the solution. The client, you, serves a critical role in the process which we are here to lend our support.

How to Hire an Architect?

Nothing is more exciting than creating a new project for your business or personal life, and nothing will affect the success of your project more than the right architect. The architect determines the design and function of a space or building as well as the emotional toll and financial costs involved in its construction.

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