When you think of an architect, what comes to mind? In my years of working as a Long Beach architect, I’ve found that many people have a fairly narrow idea of what architects do. They think once the plans for their Long Beach commercial building, tenant improvement project, or home remodel are approved, that our job is then done. However, for our Long Beach architecture firm, there is a lot more work that we do for our clients once the construction documents are completed.
At M. Grisafe Architect, we are with you on your project from start to finish—from the beginning consulting stages, all the way until the project is completed and ready for use.
Once we’ve drafted a design that you love and that checks all of your boxes, we submit it to the city for approval. Since we have an excellent reputation with the City of Long Beach and the surrounding cities, and we know what they are looking for when it comes to construction plans, the plans we submit are often approved rather quickly.
Another way we can help you through the process is to guide you in your choice of a general contractor. You may already have someone in mind for the job, but if you don’t, we have a network of excellent general contractors that we trust to keep your project on schedule and on budget, and that will make sure the work is completed to your satisfaction.
After you’ve chosen a general contractor, we make ourselves readily available to him or her, as well as to the various tradesmen, such as plumbers and electricians. When they have questions or need clarification on something, they don’t have to wait long for our architecture firm to get back to them, which helps to keep your project timeline on track.
Another way we help bring your project to completion is by having a professional interior designer as part of our team. Our interior dsigner works closely with our architects to achieve a cohesive look. They take into account the architectural details of the overall design and add finishes like flooring, paint, window coverings, and hardware that will complement the design.
At M. Grisafe Architect, we even think past the completion of the project. During every phase, we work with our clients to make choices that will serve them well for many years. We use tried and tested products and technologies, and we work hard to avoid anything that may lead to costly problems down the road.
Our Long Beach architecture firm is your advocate during the entire process—always looking out for your best interests so the project turns out exactly the way you had envisioned. We love collaborating closely with our clients. We take the time to learn what they are really looking for in their new or remodeled space and stay in regular communication with them until the project is completed to their satisfaction. If this is the type of Long Beach architect you’ve been looking for, we’d love to talk with you. Contact us today to set up your initial appointment with our Long Beach architecture firm today!