The Groundwork of Great Design
Our process turns what is often an overwhelming multitude of decisions into a focused path. It ensures the right people are at the table at the right times, and establishes milestones for reviewing and timely decision-making. This way every project variable is accounted for, understood, and acted upon at all times.
The Value of Forward Thinking
What sets AMDG apart is the amount of attention we put into our process up front—when it matters most. Here’s how you benefit from being involved early:
- Your goals and budget inform the design process from the very start
- You have more time to collaborate and reach design consensus
- Project challenges are identified early, minimizing risk and potential cost
- You have greater control over how your budget is utilized
- The final outcome is a clear reflection of your vision
Design & Technical Coherence
Often, the only limit to a concept is feasibility. Does it technically hold up? Can it be beautifully executed? We answer this with teams capable of foreseeing and creatively resolving a range of real-world challenges. When pursuing the best possible design, nothing stands in the way of our imagination, or yours.
Great design begins with a client who is understood. This is why we invite our clients into the design process. By exploring ideas and carefully listening to your goals and aspirations, we discover all the ways a space can serve you. The result is an environment designed as it was intended: around you.
Collaboration is essential when you consider the range of people and disciplines involved in creating a space. At AMDG, we guide the design process, leveraging the right expertise at the right time. Thoughtfully combining the talents of many is an art that can’t be overlooked or underestimated.
Tailored Project Delivery
No two clients are exactly alike. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, we form teams around the specific demands of the project, often partnering with professionals our clients have already entrusted. The process we follow is equally intentional. In the end, the path we take to creating an environment is as suited to your needs as the space itself.
Successful projects are the product of open, intentional communication. This includes everything from facilitating meetings to effectively managing complex information. Clear communication is the currency of great design. It builds trust, heads off problems before they occur, and keeps our clients well informed through every step of the design process.
Design & Technical Coherence
Design and technical coherence don’t always go hand in hand. While a compelling design can be imagined and illustrated, executing it well is another matter. At AMDG, our decades of experience and multidisciplinary approach ensure design and technical feasibility remain in lockstep. This keeps projects on track, avoiding extended timelines and unforeseen costs.
For us, great design centers on the needs and aspirations of our clients. It’s the reason we invite you to take part in interactive work sessions with our team. By coming together, and hearing what you have to say, we’re able translate your goals and dreams into thoughtful, beautiful, constructible design.
When you consider the sheer number of disciplines it takes to create a space, collaboration is essential. In fact, leveraging the right expertise, at the right time, is in itself an area of expertise. At AMDG, we hand-select our partners, engaging their talents and experience to achieve exceptional results.
Tailored Project Delivery
Every client we work with has unique needs. Rather than impose a rigid, template solution, we form internal and external teams based on the specific challenges and demands surrounding a project. Our approach to process is equally fluid. What results is an environment designed and constructed around you.
Rarely if ever do problems stem from over-communication. This belief informs a culture of open and intentional communication not only with our clients, but also with consultants, builders, city planners, code inspectors, contractors, and more.
We’re here to anticipate every facet of your project. Along with our comprehensive suite of services, AMDG hand-selects partners ideally suited for your needs.
Site planning & Landscape Architecture
- Master planning
- Zoning and feasibility studies
- Site analysis and site selection
- Landscape planting design
- Schematic design
- Interior Design
- Design development
- 3D modeling capabilities
- Code and zoning evaluation
- Fundraising presentation materials
- Furniture selection / layout
- Interior finishes
- Space planning
- Conceptual furniture budgeting
- Signage and branding
- Artwork and accessories
- 3D visualization
- Construction drawings
- Contractor bid packages
- Code compliance
- Pre-qualification of builders
- Bid evaluation
- Owner / builder agreements
- Shop drawing review
- Coordination and interpretation of documents
- Field visits
- Processing of pay requests
A curious mind is a powerful thing. It’s the reason AMDG places such emphasis on growth and learning, offering periodic meetings on specific topics of interest.
This can include anything from an in-depth look into the construction process to a better understanding of how to run a business. Seasoned employees are also encouraged to grow, annually pursuing activities and studies that can make them that much better at serving our clients.