PROFILE

THOMAS SHAFER ARCHITECTS

PHILOSOPHY

 

Our projects vary in size and type, but our design philosophy does not. As an intentionally small office we ensure that each project benefits from the direct oversight of a firm principal and the collective expertise of an experienced project team. We approach each project as a new challenge, and our goal is always to strike the perfect balance between design, program, and budget. Ours is a rigorous process. For each project we strive to ensure that even the smallest of detail is addressed, and that all possible design solutions are considered.

SERVICE

 

We provide a full range of architectural services including: Programming, Space Planning, Conceptual and Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration. Additionally, we are often retained to provide Interior Design Services, where we assist in the selection of window treatments, make recommendations regarding carpets, rugs, paints, and other specialty finishes, and help procure furnishings and accessories.

COLLABORATION

 

No successful project emerges from a singular idea or person. We communicate extensively with engineers, contractors, consultants and the craftsmen who work on our buildings to achieve solutions that truly work. We often work with low voltage consultants to co-ordinate security, lighting and audio/video systems, telecommunications, and computer and data systems. Frequently we will also design site amenities such as sport courts, swimming pools, cabanas, ponds and the like, as well as home theaters and acoustical rooms. Whatever the challenge, our mission is to build and co-ordinate a team of highly qualified professionals to develop a thoughtfully designed solution.