In addition to design and project management services, we have created design specification standards documents for our clients. A detailed standards document facilitates:
The search for new office space. Creating a functional program prior to searching for space will ensure both existing and future requirements are met and a required minimum square footage clearly established. Expansion space will be considered as will space optimization.
Space planning. Having a clear set of requirements established will help focus plan options and speed up the journey towards an approved layout.
Coordination with engineers. Having clear HVAC, plumbing, lighting, power, voice, data, security & audio/visual requirements in writing will not only streamline discussions but ensure proper coordination.
Develop future offices. Once a design standard is established and requirements are documented, it can be considered a template for future offices and will greatly reduce the time/effort required to establish an approved layout.