ABOUT

Inspired, Responsible Design

Founded in 2005, HH Architecture has worked on design projects including master planning, renovations, and new construction. Each venture is a shared investment between owner, designer, and builder to create a successful project that will positively impact the community and individual long after the process is complete.

ABOUT HH ARCHITECTURE

We are a full-service design and architecture firm with clients in the public and private sectors. We design spaces for discovery, wellness, recreation and civic service that are flexible, durable and adaptable.

We believe good design should reflect the mission and value of our clients’ offerings, so they can attract and retain talent, meet their organization’s goals and better serve the community. We are different because we believe in a collaborative, partnership-style approach to design. Our firm is led by three principals, Kristen M. Hess as CEO, David Carey as Director of Operations, and Siler Ransmeier as Director of Design. We have six registered architects supported by design and production staff.

Our Services

Architecture

Our team provides full design and project management services from the beginning of each project through project closeout.

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Architecture

Our team provides full design and project management services from the beginning of each project through project closeout. Our architectural services include advanced planning, cost control, schematic design, design development, space planning and organization, programming, construction documents, zoning approval and permitting management, bid administration, construction administration, and project closeout.

We believe that good design should be accessible to all and that as architects, we are accountable to the communities in which we live and work. We take a collaborative, partnership-style approach to design so that we can apply our expertise to bring our clients’ vision to life.

Interior Design & Space Planning

Our Interiors team works seamlessly with our architectural staff on every phase of every project to ensure a cohesive and thoughtful design approach.

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Interior Design & Space Planning

Our Interiors team works seamlessly with our architectural staff on every phase of every project to ensure a cohesive and thoughtful design approach. Specializing in the human scale experience, our designers are adept at laying out and combining engaging spaces tuned to their use. Additionally, assistance with selection of fixtures and furniture selection is often a key component to the change management required when occupying a new facility.

Master Planning

Visionary thinking for long-range planning is a passion of ours.

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Master Planning

Visionary thinking for long-range planning is a passion of ours. We believe in helping chart a course for our clients that incorporates the clients’ mission and goals while also honoring the strengths of the property. Each plan must also have a clear and thoughtful approach to phasing and implementation.

Facility Assessment

Understanding the condition of a structure is a critical first step in deciding how to proceed.

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Facility Assessment

Understanding the condition of a structure is a critical first step in deciding how to proceed. Our team is dedicated to thorough building evaluations combined with practical recommendations to help our clients make informed decisions.

Programming

Determining space allocations at the beginning of a project is a critical step in right-sizing a building or determining feasibility.

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Programming

Determining space allocations at the beginning of a project is a critical step in right-sizing a building or determining feasibility. Our team utilizes proven stakeholder interaction techniques when required to compile space needs.

We are also familiar complying with or generating standards often required for complex organizations. The result should be a useful document that goes beyond simple square footage and takes use, adjacency, and efficiencies into consideration while allowing the flexibility to create a dynamic range if design possibilities.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Our firm has been dedicated to embracing technology since its inception, and we have operated almost exclusively in BIM for over ten years.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Our firm has been dedicated to embracing technology since its inception, and we have operated almost exclusively in BIM for over ten years. While parametric computer modeling has become the industry standard in architectural documentation, our experience with unique project types, complex consultant teams, and sophisticated builders keeps our capabilities ahead of the curve. We are always looking for ways to enhance creativity and accuracy through this exciting digital technology.

Visualization

We utilize a variety of representation techniques including sketching, hand drawing, physical model making, diagrams, renderings, and fly through videos to communicate design.

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Visualization

We utilize a variety of representation techniques including sketching, hand drawing, physical model making, diagrams, renderings, and fly through videos to communicate design. Our team is also skilled in creating images specifically targeted towards marketing and fundraising.

Cost Management

We are committed to responsibly designing exceptional spaces within budget.

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Cost Management

We are committed to responsibly designing exceptional spaces within budget. We have in house estimating capabilities based on access to construction pricing databases, historical data, accurate model take-offs, and relationships with builders.

Our team is also very familiar working with cost estimating consultants and construction managers on complicated project types. Regardless of the estimating method, our approach is always focused on proactive, honest communication and option-based solutions.

Construction Administration

Our team is experienced in delivering projects under a variety of methods, including Design, Bid, Build; Design-Build; and Construction Management at Risk.

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Construction Administration

Our team is experienced in delivering projects under a variety of methods, including Design, Bid, Build; Design-Build; and Construction Management at Risk. Our Project Managers remain the main points of contact throughout construction. We believe this approach fosters continuity with the design decisions while imparting practical knowledge to our architects and designers.

Our People

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