Masterplanning & Feasibility Studies

Masterplanning &

Feasibility Studies

Mather Architects has completed numerous Feasibility Studies and Masterplans.  Each unique in its approach and design to facilitate the specific needs of the project at hand.  Our experience of over 20 years reflects a blend of creativity, responsibility toward budgets and exemplary client service.

Masterplanning

Masterplanning involves taking a “30 thousand foot view” of the property and/or buildings involved in the project and then making design decisions which accomplish long-range goals, utilize the available property in ways that make sense economically, and produce a vision that is pleasing to experience.   This often involves considering factors such as existing land contours, utilities, roads, environmental factors, views, phasing of the work and costs.   When completed, a good masterplan serves then as a roadmap for the development and implementation of construction projects.

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies generally involve the study of how a facility, department, or multi-site business or Institution can plan for future growth and expansion.  The Study begins with a detailed analysis of what currently exists, and then asking questions about the type and areas that need to be expanded.  This is all quantified and documented in a “Program of Spaces” which list current and projected growth in each area of the organization.  Next, sketches are produced showing how the “Program” can be accomplished thru rearrangement and possibly new construction.  Several design options may be produced for consideration, which are accompanied by a written narrative.  Cost projections are then produced for each option so that the client can then make the best informed decision about the direction to follow with future projects.

Masterplanning & Feasibility Studies

  • The Glen Masterplan for Sunnyside Retirement Community
  • Mennonite/Brethren Heritage Center Masterplan
  • Masterplan for future needs of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative-all districts
  • Feasibility Study for future expansion of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board
  • Feasibility Study for the condition and needs of the Historic Harrisonburg Municipal Building structures
  • Feasibility Study for the future growth of the Harrisonburg Public Works Department
  • Feasibility Study for Hose Company No.4, Harrisonburg City Fire Department
  • Feasibility Study for Dogwood Village Senior Care, Orange, VA
  • Feasibility Study for Adaptive Reuse of Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, VA
  • Masterplan Study for Redeemer Classical School, Keezletown, VA
  • Masterplan for expansion of Blue Ridge Christian Homes, Raphine, VA
  • Masterplan for expansion of Blue Ridge Christian Homes, Bealton, VA
  • Masterplan for campus expansion of Bridgewater Retirement Community, Bridgewater, VA
  • Feasibility Study for Renovations to the Waynesboro YMCA
  • Feasibility Study for the Expansion and Renovation of the Shenandoah County Public School System

 

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