BUILDING LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS

AG’s track record of success is evidenced through our ability to build long-term relationships with our clients. How do we do it? Our local and national clients, colleagues and business partners all agree, that the reason they come back to work with AG is because they have benefitted from our ability to –

PROVIDE VISION

BUILD CONSENSUS

DELIVER CERTAINTY & PREDICTABILITY 

Once the decision to proceed with a project is made, the clock starts ticking and

EVERY DAY MATTERS

From day one of our relationship to the day you welcome your residents, we have a lot of ground to cover. And though there are a lot of days, we divide this time into five basic components, a process that makes it easier to digest and a way to celebrate the project milestones.

The key component through every step of this process is Project Management, the AG team that guides you along the way. From day one until long after your project is done,

a dedicated team with a deep bench of experienced professionals will embrace your sense of urgency, work continuously as your advocate and make a total commitment to your success.

THE AG PROCESS

This is the first step in our journey – The Fun Step. This is when we bring all the players to the table to discuss the possibilities, the parameters, and objectives. The provider, development consultant and contractor, together with your designated AG Team members, explore your project through a Charrette process. This is how we begin to Build Consensus as the Vision for your community emerges.

Your project team begins to explore the challenges your project will present in terms of community approvals, the practicality of construction and code compliance. We will coordinate the input from all consultants and establish a timeline. During this step, we will begin to implement AG’s Unique Methodology to control construction costs with highly advanced schematic design documents and outlined specifications. The goal is to explore and list multiple alternatives and to lead the team toward a realistic construction estimate. At AG, VE means a “Very Early” proactive analysis of construction costs. This is the – The Most Important Step – because this is how your project is positioned for true, realistic success.

We are advancing ideas, suggestions, and alternatives accepted during the Schematic Design phase with the goal of establishing the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). This is – The Most Critical Step.

In the past, the end of the Construction Documents phase has been the moment of truth. Historically, this is where the team first learns the total cost of the project. Instead, with the AG Process, all of the heavy lifting and decision-making completed earlier makes this – The Documentation Step. This is when we are making sure all of the earlier decisions are documented properly and creating a set of drawings that clearly guide the construction process.

 

The Most Challenging Step – is building a building. Today’s construction environment is much more demanding on your architect than in prior decades. It is important that your architect staffs appropriately and ensures project management continuity in order to deal with the myriad of challenges of today’s construction arena. From in-depth field reports to construction mock-ups to a proactive presence at monthly Owner-Architect-Contractor meetings, our AG Field Specialists and Project Managers go the extra mile to bring Certainty & Predictability to the construction process.

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FEATURED COLLABORATIONS

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

AG Architecture is a full service architectural engineering firm that continues a more than 45-year commitment to the design of innovative senior living environments. We offer extensive experience including all phases of planning, design, project management, as well as the supervision and observation of construction.

Supervision & Observation of Construction
Programming
Project Scheduling & Budgeting
Site Evaluation, Analysis & Selection
Sustainable Design
Urban & Master Planning
Conceptual Design
Schematic Design

Design Development
3-D Renderings & Visualization
ADA/Accessibility Studies
Building Code Reviews
Construction Documents & Specifications
Bidding & Negotiation
Construction Contract Administration & Management
Post Occupancy Evaluation

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

AG Architecture is a full service architectural engineering firm that continues a more than 45-year commitment to the design of innovative senior living environments. We offer extensive experience including all phases of planning, design, project management, as well as the supervision and observation of construction.

Supervision & Observation of Construction
Programming
Project Scheduling & Budgeting
Site Evaluation, Analysis & Selection
Sustainable Design
Urban & Master Planning
Conceptual Design
Schematic Design
Design Development
3-D Renderings & Visualization
ADA/Accessibility Studies
Building Code Reviews
Construction Documents & Specifications
Bidding & Negotiation
Construction Contract Administration & Management
Post Occupancy Evaluation