ARCHITECTURE

Each building designed should represent the client’s vision, respond to their programmatic needs and enhance their daily activities. Architects at Brockenbrough provide creative architectural solutions which fulfill these needs and goals.

At Brockenbrough, client’s needs and goals are always made a priority before the design process can begin. This understanding guides the creation of buildings which represent that unique vision in a functional, efficient and attractive way. Architects at Brockenbrough have a wide range of experience in the design of new buildings and additions for both public and private clients.

At Brockenbrough it is understood that interior design is much more than aesthetics. A thoughtful design can enhance communication, increase productivity, generate more business and ultimately reflect client’s ideals. Development of a comprehensive program, and space planning with plenty of client input is critical. Brockenbrough practices open communication with clients throughout the design process in order to ensure that all goals are translated into a creative spatial solution.

A master plan is a comprehensive road map for the future utilization of a building or site. At Brockenbrough, the most important step in master planning is listening and gathering information from clients. This can take the form of interviews conducted with end users, distribution of surveys and questionnaires or an array of other options. It is important to understand the client’s operations and goals for the site or building. Brockenbrough works closely with the client to communicate their needs and aspirations for the future. Architects have experience in planning for a wide variety of project types including large government campuses, industrial sites, recreational facilities, religious projects, military installations, state and local parks, residential and commercial projects, streetscapes, historic sites, schools and universities, urban development and transportation.

Older buildings enhance the built environment by providing a connection to local heritage and strengthening the fabric of surrounding communities. Brockenbrough can help in developing preservation planning documents such as Historic Preservation Plans, Historic Structures Reports and Historic Site Master Plans. The team can also do condition assessments and provide architectural and material conservation recommendations while establishing priorities and projections of probable costs. Brockenbrough has the expertise to help clients through complex government regulations and work with them on the documentation of historic building and site designations. The team’s experience working with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, historic preservation consultants and archaeologists has provided for a strong understanding of the sensitive nature of these projects.

Sometimes the most cost effective and sustainable way to design is to re-use and ‘recycle’ existing buildings. Architects at Brockenbrough are experienced in executing renovation projects which are on time and within budget. Because occupied renovations are often necessary, the Brockenbrough team understands how to create projects in which phased construction and the use of ‘staging areas’ can allow occupants to continue with their daily routine while their building is being renovated. The team also specializes in adaptive re-use, which can give a building new life by converting it to a new function.

KEY CONTACTS

CAROLYN B. LANGELOTTI, PE

Partner

Civil, Architecture, Surveying