Project Roadmap & Information Gathering
At PR&P Architects our goal is always to make sure that the Project
Scope, Schedule and Budget are clearly identified. These vital and
completely interrelated elements provide an effective roadmap for
everyone on the project team.
We will begin the project by looking at the work completed previously
including the just completed RTC Vision Statement. We will look at
existing processes and resources including any studies that have been
completed for the projects such as seismic reports and surveys. We will
also request updated SF State building standards at this time.
Master Plan Services, Milestones and Deliverables
Our design expertise and ability to create buildings that are “good
neighbors” to other buildings on campuses, has been a hallmark of the
firm’s founder and senior staff for more than two decades.
We also have a long track record of success in building consensus with
local groups to move projects forward. Our team brings with it a
significant relationships with the Marin County and local Tiburon area.
Scott Hochstrasser as mentioned above has done considerable amount of
work in the area. Our Landscape Architect, David Schwartz is based in
Mill Valley and has done quite a bit of work in the area. He is also a
member of the EcoDesign Collaborative. Sim Van der Ryn has based in
Marin for decades and has significant relationships with community
groups throughout the County.
Paul Roberts is a professionally trained Meeting Facilitator and has a
well developed toolkit of strategies of bringing in community input in
productive and focused ways.
Paul Roberts and our entire team are obsessive about Creating Value for
our clients through the use of appropriate and cost effective materials
and assemblies. We work proactively with our Cost Planners to make sure
that all estimates are accurate and indicate the full scope of the
project. Our record for having projects come in on or under Bid is
If projects are over budget we work proactively and collaboratively
with the rest of the team including Consultants, Clients and
Construction Managers to identify items that can be eliminated or cut
back. We also typically identify items that are on the bubble that are
listed as Additive Alternates, which if the Bids permit, can be added
back to the project.
Ability to meet Tight Deadlines
PR&P Architects has developed a reputation for meeting
exceptionally tight deadlines on projects. On a recent project for City
College of San Francisco at their John Adams campus we were able to
condense three phases, that would normally take eight to nine months to
complete, to less than nine weeks. In meeting that deadline we produced
a well coordinated set that both City College and the California
Community College system representatives told us was more complete than
they typically received. We also were able to complete the project for
less than the budgeted fees. The exceptionally tight schedule was vital
to the District to ensure that $23.6 million dollars in funding from
the State was allocated for the project.