a3 architects

Hooyberg Attorneys

Considering the end user:

Consumers demand the best and are willing to pay for it. In this modern age of immediacy and customer satisfaction, A3 understands that our role is ultimately to satisfy the needs of the end user by creating spaces that are not only

 

functional,  but also efficient ,  desirable and attractive.

 

This is especially pertinent to Health-care design, where the patient / consumer wants the choice of exceptional quality and care.

 

Considering the staff that use the facility:

Morale in the workplace is vital. By creating a work environment which is well planned, practical, functional and convenient, A3 aims to encourage staff satisfaction and a respect of the workplace. When this happens, productivity increases and staff are proud of their facility. Overall, this creates a harmonious atmosphere, ensuring that the patient / consumer receives the best service while visiting the facility.

 

Careful consideration:

A3 spends a lot of time consulting with business / hospital owners, specialists, administrators and staff before any planning gets underway on a project, whether its a new facility or an upgrade to existing. These people who all share a common vision and goal, make up the initial project team focused on helping to achieve the best result within a reasonable budget and time frame.

 

Through a process of careful investigations, interviews and gathering of information, A3 is able to fully understand all practical aspects of the project and consider all physical requirements before the design wheels are set in motion. A3 understands that building sites are unpleasant living environments and the logistics of completing a renovation on an existing facility can be daunting,

 

but with careful planning and consideration this discomfort can be minimised.

 

A typical project is broken up into several phases:

 

•  A vision

•  Gathering of information, assessing requirements, getting to know the client

•  Forming the brief

•  Conceptual designs, sketches

•  Design review and approval

•  Project planning: time frames, budget, logistics

•  Working drawings and documentation

• Implementation process