At Williams Development Partners, the people that design your building work with the people that build it. Our design team understands that every decision made during the pre-design and design stages has a real-world consequence that may increase costs or add time and difficulty. Our designers consult our in-house construction and civil engineering experts, continually seeking out ways to improve quality while maximizing value. The Williams family of companies is in constant communication, collaborating with our clients and each other to ensure that the designs we create are beautiful, constructible, durable, cost-efficient and most importantly, work for your business.
The most important aspect of our pre-design phase is discovery. Our team will work with your firm to define goals, understand needs, ascertain future needs, analyze the budget and timeline, and discuss the style and functionality of the building. We will identify potential challenges, regulation and code requirements, building function and other factors that may influence the location or design of the building.
WDP performs a full site investigation, compiling data such as geotechnical reports, land surveys, underground utility and hazard locating, and more into an easy-to-understand in-depth analysis of the sites under consideration to determine construction feasibility and comparative costs. The experience we’ve gained with our sister companies, Mainline Excavating, A.P. Williams Construction and Williams Site Civil has given us real-world insight on how to carefully prepare even difficult lots for construction. We will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each site under consideration and provide you with a clear recommendation and path forward.
The design stage of a project is dynamic, where we apply the insights from the pre-design phase to create a comprehensive approach to designing the building. This is an exciting part of the process, where the design of the building begins to take shape and you see the building you envisioned brought to life on a computer screen. The layout, look and details are finalized and set. The architect remains fully focused on your goals, business requirements and challenges of the site so that these understandings can be incorporated into the design.
It is during this time that planning and regulatory officials are consulted to ensure that any potential issues are corrected early in the process so there are no surprises when the government reviewing agencies perform their final reviews, the design conforms to all zoning and design requirements.
During the development of the design, we collaborate with you to ensure that the final design meets and exceeds your expectations. Everything from the floorplan and traffic flow to the finishes and window placement will be aligned with your goals for the space. We will settle for nothing less than creating the ideal building to help you accomplish your goals.