What We Do
Typical tool belt of architectural services with a Not-so-typical approach. Here at Mather, we provide a comprehensive list of services with an emphasis on value and innovation. We’re collaborative, understanding, and like to keep it real.
We work with you to fully articulate your project’s goals, research the requirements of your project and your site, and use an iterative process to develop drawings and documents that illustrate design concepts and creative solutions for meeting your goals. The result is a schematic design that lays out the scope, general character, approximate size and approximate budget for your project. This sets the stage and gives us the tools for moving forward.
Here, we use the schematic design as the launching pad for a more detailed design plan and begin to lay out the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and architectural details. At the end of this phase, we usually make a formal presentation of these detailed plans for your approval.
Now we move to yet a greater level of specificity, producing detailed documents with all of the specifications needed for construction plans and materials. Based on these, a contractor can price and build your project.
Bidding and Negotiation
We’ll handle as much of this process as you need us to, based on your requirements and whether you have a pre-existing relationship with a building contractor. We’ll prepare bid notifications and instructions, along with all the materials necessary for successful price bidding, and help you evaluate the bids and select the winning bid.
As with bidding and negotiation, our involvement in construction depends entirely on your needs. Generally, at a minimum we provide supplemental sketches, clarifying instructions and other support to the contractor as needed. We’re also ready to provide full oversight of the construction process to ensure the successful realization of your project.
Big Where it Counts.
We might not be the biggest architectural firm in the Harrisonburg, VA, area, but we’re big where it matters most — in our problem-solving abilities, our commitment to delivering value and our desire to help clients turn their dreams into reality, even when those dreams are constrained by budget, site requirements or other factors.
Let's Build Something
Get in touch to discuss or inquire about your next project. To email us, fill in the form to the right or use the address found on the contact page. We look forward to hearing your ideas and coming up with an innovative architectural design to meet your challenges.