1. 1Green Retrofitting

    Green Retrofitting

    Kurzman Architecture is a promoter of green building integration and retrofitting.  The results of green building investments suggest that as little as a 2% up-front cost will result in life cycle savings of 20% of the total construction costs or 10 times the initial investment.  Buildings can be retrofitted at low cost to produce and save energy, process waste, clean air and water, enhance the environment and improve the health and productivity of their occupants.  Go green now!

  2. 2Site Survey

    Site Survey

    Whether you need an official BOMA Lease Outline Diagram or an accurate existing conditions plan to begin your remodeling design, Kurzman Architecture is equipped to provide on-site surveys of your existing facilities. Using laser measuring devices and digital photography to record field data, Kurzman Architecture creates a 3D model of your space that has plans, elevations and building sections embedded in the survey output. One major key to a successful construction project is having accurate as-built existing condition drawings to assure that new design elements fit in all 3 dimensions (i.e. the three x,y,z coordinates of length, width and height) for a smooth construction process that goes quickly without expensive change orders and loss of schedule.  A welcome outcome for any project!

    2014_05.02_SITE-SURVEY-PHOTOS2 1 2014_05.02_SITE-SURVEY-PHOTOS2 2 CONSOLIDATED-PLAN 3132 N. BROADWAY

  3. 3Interior Design

    Interior Design

    The world of interior design includes the composition of space using material and lighting and sequences of views to convey the design intent and the desired mood. It is ultimately for all who come to interact with your building. The spaces must function correctly with the right adjacency for the purposes that are defined in the design program. Thoughtfulness is evident in spaces that “work” on all levels of experience, from the customer to those serving the customer in the retail and service industry. It has become widely known that design matters in all ventures and the world is responding and Kurzman Architecture is there to help you respond well.sony-diagram sony-photo-perspective-photoshop

  4. 4Permitting

    Permitting

    Including City of Chicago Self-Permitting!

    permitRandall P. Kurzman, AIA, NCARB, is authorized by the City of Chicago as a Self Certification Permit Provider.

    To know the codes and correctly integrate them into the design is the key to permitting. Anticipating how to best convey this integration in a way that permitting authorities will have full confidence in the projects compliance is key to fast permitting. Consistent compliance and good communication with local authorities is key to ensuring a long-term speedy process in gaining permits for your project. Choosing Kurzman Architecture will pave your way to starting the construction process for your projects through quick permitting. And, you can rest assured knowing your building meets human health, safety and welfare including those needing a little extra help in interacting with your buildings through compliance to national and local accessibility standards.

     

  5. 5Administration

    Bid and Construction Administration

    Kurzman Architecture offers full bid and construction administration including pre-selection of contractors, distribution of drawings, answering questions and analyzing bids as well as review and negotiating of final contracts. Kurzman Architecture then will see your project through to completion to the same team that documented your project and indeed pre-built the project with the latest 3D software available. Normally, bid and construction are the moments of truth in a project where the budget is tested in the bid process and the design is tested in the building process. What differentiates Kurzman Architecture is the use of Revit Architecture, a 3D program that allows the design and construction documents to flow into one another where the design is continually put to the test by virtually building the project before anyone steps foot on the construction site. The moment of truth of the budget for a project is not over at the receipt and analysis of incoming bids, but at the end of the project after change orders for the project have been tallied along with the base building contract amount. By pre-building the project in 3D and providing the additional documentation that this allows, gives contractors the confidence to bid what the project will actually take, thereby reducing the change orders required to pick up unknown construction aspects. Choose Kurzman Architecture to see what a difference this process can make for your next project.  GLASS 1 THRU 2-KA-REVIEW Page 001P5-RENDER-AXON

  6. 6Building Design

    Building Design

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    Building Design encompasses the orchestration of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil and landscaping into a whole that both functions from a systems standpoint (dry, comfortable temperature and humidity, good lighting levels) but also conveys from the inside and out, what the goals of the project are. In retail, it must be welcoming and attractive from the outside as well as hold your interest on the inside. While the architecture has a supporting role to the products being sold, it is a critical role that must fit the imagery, style and quality of these products.


  • Green Retrofitting

    Green Retrofitting

    Kurzman Architecture is a promoter of green building integration and retrofitting.  The results of green building investments suggest that as little as a 2% up-front cost will result in life cycle savings of 20% of the total construction costs or 10 times the initial investment.  Buildings can be retrofitted at low cost to produce and save energy, process waste, clean air and water, enhance the environment and improve the health and productivity of their occupants.  Go green now!

  • Site Survey

    Site Survey

    Whether you need an official BOMA Lease Outline Diagram or an accurate existing conditions plan to begin your remodeling design, Kurzman Architecture is equipped to provide on-site surveys of your existing facilities. Using laser measuring devices and digital photography to record field data, Kurzman Architecture creates a 3D model of your space that has plans, elevations and building sections embedded in the survey output. One major key to a successful construction project is having accurate as-built existing condition drawings to assure that new design elements fit in all 3 dimensions (i.e. the three x,y,z coordinates of length, width and height) for a smooth construction process that goes quickly without expensive change orders and loss of schedule.  A welcome outcome for any project!

    2014_05.02_SITE-SURVEY-PHOTOS2 1 2014_05.02_SITE-SURVEY-PHOTOS2 2 CONSOLIDATED-PLAN 3132 N. BROADWAY

  • Interior Design

    Interior Design

    The world of interior design includes the composition of space using material and lighting and sequences of views to convey the design intent and the desired mood. It is ultimately for all who come to interact with your building. The spaces must function correctly with the right adjacency for the purposes that are defined in the design program. Thoughtfulness is evident in spaces that “work” on all levels of experience, from the customer to those serving the customer in the retail and service industry. It has become widely known that design matters in all ventures and the world is responding and Kurzman Architecture is there to help you respond well.sony-diagram sony-photo-perspective-photoshop

  • Permitting

    Permitting

    Including City of Chicago Self-Permitting!

    permitRandall P. Kurzman, AIA, NCARB, is authorized by the City of Chicago as a Self Certification Permit Provider.

    To know the codes and correctly integrate them into the design is the key to permitting. Anticipating how to best convey this integration in a way that permitting authorities will have full confidence in the projects compliance is key to fast permitting. Consistent compliance and good communication with local authorities is key to ensuring a long-term speedy process in gaining permits for your project. Choosing Kurzman Architecture will pave your way to starting the construction process for your projects through quick permitting. And, you can rest assured knowing your building meets human health, safety and welfare including those needing a little extra help in interacting with your buildings through compliance to national and local accessibility standards.

     

  • Administration

    Bid and Construction Administration

    Kurzman Architecture offers full bid and construction administration including pre-selection of contractors, distribution of drawings, answering questions and analyzing bids as well as review and negotiating of final contracts. Kurzman Architecture then will see your project through to completion to the same team that documented your project and indeed pre-built the project with the latest 3D software available. Normally, bid and construction are the moments of truth in a project where the budget is tested in the bid process and the design is tested in the building process. What differentiates Kurzman Architecture is the use of Revit Architecture, a 3D program that allows the design and construction documents to flow into one another where the design is continually put to the test by virtually building the project before anyone steps foot on the construction site. The moment of truth of the budget for a project is not over at the receipt and analysis of incoming bids, but at the end of the project after change orders for the project have been tallied along with the base building contract amount. By pre-building the project in 3D and providing the additional documentation that this allows, gives contractors the confidence to bid what the project will actually take, thereby reducing the change orders required to pick up unknown construction aspects. Choose Kurzman Architecture to see what a difference this process can make for your next project.  GLASS 1 THRU 2-KA-REVIEW Page 001P5-RENDER-AXON

  • Building Design

    Building Design

    DSCF3324DSCF3345
    Building Design encompasses the orchestration of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil and landscaping into a whole that both functions from a systems standpoint (dry, comfortable temperature and humidity, good lighting levels) but also conveys from the inside and out, what the goals of the project are. In retail, it must be welcoming and attractive from the outside as well as hold your interest on the inside. While the architecture has a supporting role to the products being sold, it is a critical role that must fit the imagery, style and quality of these products.