Form Is Our Function
The importance of form is as old as human existence. Since early man first imagined star constellations in the night sky, the shape and form of things has captivated and driven our imaginations. Later, significant forms were those of castles, monuments, dwellings, places of worship—the very structures at the center of civilizations that rose, developed, and flourished.
Architecture has taken many forms, but has always been a considerably important component of human history. It can be everything from practical and efficient, to awe-inspiring and decadent.
At its best, it is timeless.
Timeless Designed Spaces
Award Winning Design
What PDS is All About
In any creatively based craft, a practitioner’s or firm’s essence comes down to its core philosophy, and how well they demonstrate that mindset in their work. For us it boils down to this…
We Design for The Present, With an Awareness of The Past, And a Focus on The Future.
We design every project with these three elements in mind. Because the work we do must not only serve the occupants of today, and be rooted in time-honored architectural practices, but it must also endeavor to be a design that will stand the test of time. When we keep these core beliefs in mind, we will not fail you.
A Passionate Team
Paul Cooper, IIDA
Clients We’ve Served
The Scope of our craft
The services we offer fall into one of four categories—which, generally, follow a disciplined, systematic order. It is this process that provides the foundation for making sure each and every project is done to the best of our ability, and exceeds your expectations.
Nothing Happens without a planIn the beginning, there was the plan. Because, let’s face it, what good can come without one? For us, includes detailed planning services, feasibility studies, site evaluations, and all the other precursory work that is critical to achieving your desired results. Once we get this stage dialed in, then we can begin designing your space. From paperwork to interior design of the finished product, we invest the time to do it right. Services Offered Include:
- Master Planning
- Feasibility Studies
- Interior Design
- Space Planning
- Option Development
Making an impression with your space.Our goal on your behalf is to create a design that exemplifies an intelligent use of space. This means taking into account your surroundings, intended use, and several other factors you feel are important. Then, we bring that vision to life by creating an extraordinary space that evokes emotion, reflects its owner, and its user. Our goal is to leave a positive, lasting impression on all who use, and visit it. Process Phases Include:
- Preliminary Design
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction and Permitting
Envisioning your vision is keyPerhaps the greatest advancement in our field has been the ability to dimensionally model your project in the virtual environment. Using state-of-the-art 3D technology, we are able to show you a photo-realistic depiction of your design, where you are able to virtually walk through your completed project before construction even begins. This allows you to get a true sense for the finished design, and eliminates any potential misinterpretations between our team and yours…and that’s a win for everyone. Services Offered Include:
- Architectural Rendering
- Architectural Animation
- Interior Visualization
- Exterior Visualization
- Virtual Floor Plans
Seeing Projects Through,
All the planning, design, and virtual walk-throughs in the world are for naught if the execution of your project isn’t completed properly. We understand the complexities of the construction process, and the importance of having our team focusing full time on that effort. Our services during this phase of the process include review of contractors’ submittals, on-site observation of construction progress and quality, facilitation and documentation of construction progress meetings, review of contractors’ requests for payment, and processing of communications between owners, builders, and the design team. No matter the size of the project, these are the services you’ll appreciate as much as any when the project is complete.
Services Offered Include:
- Project Management
- Contract Bidding and Awarding
- Construction Monitoring and Administration
- Remodeling and Conversion Planning
- Commercial and Industrial
- Buildings Residential and Home Construction
Seeing is believing
In our business, nothing speaks louder than results. Here are a number of sample projects from various industries. We think they demonstrate the range and quality of our thinking and overall work product. We’re proud of them, and would welcome the opportunity to add your next project to this gallery.
Get In Touch
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