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How We Work

RB+B Architects understands that it is our responsibility to shepherd a project through the entire design process – from the very first idea, through move-in and beyond. Each stage in this process plays a critical role, building upon the previous phase as we engage in a holistic process of collaboration and design.

Understanding the Project

Our first step in any project is to thoroughly understand the project’s challenges and goals. We work with you to identify the purpose of the project and its design context. Our team examines any precedents that have been set as we clarify your goals and desires for how your new space should look, feel, and function.

Searching for the Right Solution

Brainstorming and exploring ideas is integral to what we do. Throughout this collaborative design process we seek input from many sources – most importantly, you – and then develop ideas into a cohesive design. We’ll further test and refine the design, asking ourselves, “Is this the best solution?” as we move past a concept and into design development phases.

Exploring the Building’s Impact

Throughout the design process we ask ourselves, “What will be the site, local, and global impact of this project? Does this solution provide the highest and best use of resources?” RB+B contends that there are smart ways to build high performance buildings that optimize our precious resources, reduce energy consumption, and provide long-term value to the client.

Executing the Design

Next comes design refinement, all while estimating costs to ensure the project remains on budget. Our team works closely with our consultants to develop construction drawings and, in most projects, a building model, to seek solutions where each building system fits appropriately with the rest. Construction oversight is the last piece of design execution, and we commit to being onsite working hand in hand with the contractor and subcontractors to confirm the design intent is carried through its construction.

Evaluating the Building

Where many may feel an architect’s job is complete, RB+B spends additional time working with clients to help them understand how to use and operate their building the way in which it was designed. When we begin to see how a client is using their facility, it provides immense insight and feedback that we carry into future projects as we begin the design process again.

Where many may feel an architect’s job is complete, RB+B spends additional time working with clients to help them understand how to use and operate their building the way in which it was designed. When we begin to see how a client is using their facility, it provides immense insight and feedback that we carry into future projects as we begin the design process again.

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