REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community. Scenario: You’ve taken the leap into owning your own business and determined that franchising is the best route for you. You’ve found the perfect location and acquired the architectural documents from your franchisor. You bring these documents to the city / town building department to pull permit and get construction started, but they tell you changes must be made to the documents to account for LOCAL building and zoning requirements. That’s where a local architect, like JP Architects Ltd.,
Business Owner: Is It Cheaper to Build a New Commercial Dwelling or Renovate an Existing Space to Fit Your Needs?
REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community Recently, we were having a conversation with one of our networking partners. They posed this question: “Would It Be More Affordable to Build a New Commercial Dwelling or Renovate an Existing Space to Fit Your Needs?” This specific networking partner stated that this information would help with guiding clientele in the proper direction. So we thought, why not write an educational piece on this topic. The answer is actually straight-forward and simple. The most expensive aspect
REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community. Dental office build-outs pose specific challenges to the business owner, building owner, architect, and general contractor. These challenges pertain to building requirements, as well as, dental industry specific needs within the design. Identifying these early on in conversation and during programming helps the process run smoothly and provides the business owner with confidence that their dental practice will “work” within the confines of the space. So what are these challenges? Plumbing necessary for each station Ample clearance
REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community Common Misconception: Your commercial renovation / build-out will be completed within a matter of weeks, and you will be open for business. Reality: There are some aspects of the process you need to take into consideration when putting together a projected and accurate timeline. We’ll highlight those below. We get it…As a business owner you want your renovation or build-out to interfere with business operations as little as possible. And to make it worse…All the TV
REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community. Many industrial warehouses and factories are in desperate need of a renovation of their office space. Why? They are outdated, not ADA compliant, uncomfortable for employees and in need of mechanical, electrical & plumbing updates. Overall, the space requires a refresh to bring the facility into the future. So…if this describes your office space, you’ve come to the right place. JP Architects, Ltd. is here to share with you the solutions we provided our client, North American
Realize the Possibilities. Design Your Reality. Influence Your Life & Community. Office Build-Out Case Study Project Overview: An insurance company, located in Oak Lawn, IL, enlisted the commercial architectural services of JP Architects, Ltd. to design their new office space. JP Architects, Ltd. provided programming, schematic design and construction documents. This program included a reception area, open and private office space, a conference room, storage and ADA Bathrooms. From the beginning, this client was concerned whether or not everything he envisioned would fit in the space. This is a common
You’re an Entrepreneur & Business Owner, who has a storefront or office. JP Architects Ltd. Can Make It Into Your Dream Office & Help Differentiate Your Business from the Others!
Earlier this year, we wrote about how commercial renovations and remodels make you more attractive to the public, your clients and prospective clients. Well, I wanted to take the opportunity and highlight this topic again. We have all heard of the American Dream – build your own business from the ground up and make a living for yourself. Anyone can do it! Well, once you make that decision to move out of the basement and into an office or storefront, you’ll need to make a strategic decision about its
You may be thinking your office is perfect how it is. You may also be thinking your exterior image and façade doesn’t affect your brand or how people perceive you. Well, my expertise and experience as a commercial architect tells me that your office atmosphere and exterior image greatly affect how employees, the public, clients and prospects perceive you! It’s important to provide an inviting and comfortable all-around experience, and here’s why! In a previous blog, I explained why and how office atmosphere affects employee morale and performance.