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PROCESS
Data Gathering
CVG Architects conduct extensive interviews, surveys and analysis to fully understand the needs of your project. We team with various specialty consultants to explore industry specific program requirements. Field trips to and the study of similar facilities are often employed to understand current trends associated with a particular building type.

Our team is experienced in the thorough analysis of facilities to review existing building conditions, use patterns and capacity for intended improvements for projects involving renovation, remodeling or preservation of existing structures. Each Project Manager is trained in conducting public surveys and workshops for our governmental and institutional clientele in order to obtain critical feedback necessary to respond to community issues.

Feedback from the data gathering process allows our Architects to understand and respond to the specific design needs of your project.
Program Development
Once Data Gathering is complete and the resulting information processed, it is possible to set the physical parameters of a building's space and environs. Physical property constraints are identified, space needs determined and room adjacencies and amenities explored. A written program is then developed that clearly identifies scope, vision and scale. The Architects utilize the program as a detailed guide in developing design concepts that respond to the needs of that specific project.
Identifying Vision and Goals
Whether designing a home or a governmental service complex the establishment of vision and goals is the foundation for creating buildings that respond to user needs and enhance work and living environments. In Identifying Vision and Goals we seek to identify future needs, pre-conceived notions of shape, form and scale and to explore the basic themes and intended use of spaces. Once a program is in place and your Vision and Goals identified, the Architects can effectively start the conceptual design process.
Conceptual Design
The very first phase of design will generate simple drawings that will eventually evolve into a more detailed design. This allows you to have immediate visualization of your project following the programming sessions. Conceptual design incorporates your needs and desires and explores the intentions and representation of your ideas. It is intended to convey the Architect's broad scope vision to you economically and with enough detail to allow you to envision clearly what the design will look and feel like.
Sustainable Design
Sustainable design is not a new concept. However, only recently has the professional community taken responsibility for the impact the built environment has on our global resources. Many of us are looking for a constant definition of what sustainable design means. The truth is sustainable design can have completely different meanings depending on your geographic location and the impact your residential or commercial building has on the environment.

Instead of producing a "How To" approach to sustainable design, we desire to educate individuals on how sustainable practices can effect the atmosphere of your professional and personal spaces while influencing the productivity of one's work and the comfort of your living environment.

We are a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC is a group of leaders within the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work.
Benefits for Building Green
Environmental Benefits:
Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity, Improve air and water quality, Reduce solid waste , Conserve natural resources

Economic Benefits:
Reduce operating costs, Enhance asset value and profits, Improve employee productivity and satisfaction, Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Health and Community Benefits:
Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments, Enhance occupant comfort and health, Minimize strain on local infrastructure, Contribute to overall quality of life

The American Institute of Architects has embraced the need for creating sustainability in the industry and we proudly incorporate the need to discuss alternative environmentally responsible design approaches in our contracts.