Stephen Brown Architects is a design-oriented architectural firm providing a full array of professional architectural services, from project inception through completion. We are enthusiastically committed to develop inventive, sustainable, responsive, beautiful, technically proficient, and intelligent solutions to engage structure, space, landscape and surface in the art of building, in a wide array of project types and scales ... we believe in "good design".
We establish a design team that adopts a collaborative approach to our work, implementing an integrated design process to pursue design solutions that meet (or exceed) our clients’ expectations. Our goal is to provide the power of Architecture as a vital component of the built environment.
Evaluation + Planning Services:
Programming of spaces, information gathering, site analysis, selection and development planning, project schedules, and budgets.
Preliminary design studies implementing and resolving project programming, site analysis, budget, architectural design concepts, etc.
Development of preliminary/schematic design work to establish critical architectural building dimensions, major building materials selections and systems (structural and mechanical), and general site design features.
Preparation of detailed construction drawings and specifications to facilitate construction.
Project bidding and negotiations, on site observation of the construction to verify conformity of the work with the construction documents, and client representation during construction.
We currently hold professional architectural registration in Ohio, Kentucky, and South Carolina. With NCARB certification, reciprocal registration can be secured for projects in other states.
In addition to typical professional architectural services, Stephen Brown Architects can provide these other services:
+ Property Management Assistance:
We can assist property management companies and building owners in managing their investments by developing as-builts/existing conditions drawings, generate tenant leasing plan drawings, preliminary tenant space planning, and other related information and documents. Creating a BIM (Building Information Model) can be an invaluable tool to protect important investments.
Stephen Brown Architects can create 3D models for analysis and/or rendering purposes to help visualize your project.
+ LEED™ Administration:
Whether we're designing a sustainable building for an owner seeking LEED™ certification, or providing consulting services to assist others involved in the certification process, Stephen Brown Architects can help guide a construction project along that crucial path.
+ SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
With the rapid movement towards sustainable design + buildings, Stephen Brown Architects is poised to continue providing architectural services that embrace this important idea.
Sustainable design ... green design ... eco-design ... design for the environment ... all the same thing? Not necessarily. But they do all refer to a responsible approach to the design + construction of buildings, while reducing the amount of natural resources consumed. It's really about "good design".
We strive for an environmentally sustainable design approach, carrying it forward to meet or exceed project goals. Proper site orientation, responsive building form, natural daylighting, good indoor air quality, recycled material content, and stormwater management should be important to every project.
Stephen Brown Architects is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and maintains a LEED™ Accredited Professional (LEED AP) on staff.