MARC ARCHITECTURE, Mark Lymer, registered architect, State of Arizona #36886
I'M RE-BUILDING MY WEBSITE. MAY LOOK CRAZY RIGHT NOW, BUT THE SOFTWARE SEEMS TO HAVE A STEEP LEARNING CURVE.
I'm a one man shop, when you call, I answer! So take a minute to look over this site and give me a call, that works best for everyone.
Millenium Resort, Scottsdale. accessibility improvements -currently in design.
The Stock Exchange, Bisbee. accessibility improvements and State Historic Preservation Office submittal for construction tax incentives.
• Dave's Electric Brewery-Bar and Restaurant, Tempe. 2009.
• Complete Parachute Systems, 16,000 sf, Coolidge Airport, AZ. 2008. advanced live-in military paratrooper training school.
• 'Ranch Style' Restaurant Complex, schematic design, 16,000 sf., Ft. McDowell Adventures, Ft McDowell Tribe. 2008. food, bar, music, weddings, events.
• Multi-family townhome projects, Phx and Pine, AZ. 2008
• Office condo project, 16,000 sf, Tucson. 2008. un-built.
• Scottsdale Hilton TI and patio home renovations 2007
MUNICIPAL RECREATIONAL AQUATIC CENTERS:
• Gilbert Greenfield Pool, Gilbert, opened 2005
• Shadow Mountain Pool and Education Facility, Peoria, 2004
• Eldorado Park Pool, Scottsdale, 2003
In 20 years of practice I've done a lot of 'Ground up' projects; schools, retail, automotive, municipal, etc...def: you have a site with no buildings on it, and we put one there! Also many 'Tenant Improvements'; restaurants, offices, retail, etc...def: You lease a space, and you need to make it work for your business. If the public will be entering your business the city will require a 'building permit'. I do the drawings that get you one. It is a pretty efficient process for myself and consultant team, how many consultants depends on the project. I've done projects in many cities across the Valley, the state and California.
do you need an 'architect'?
architects are ‘registered’, with the State Board of Technical Regulations.
many people claim to be capable of designing your building or home.
you can even design and draw your house yourself! I’ve helped people do it.
a building with public access/services almost always requires a registered architect.
your municipal building department determines who you are ‘required’ to use.
everybody asks about fees and the process can seem overwhelming
each project will have a scope of work and a fee proposal for all professional services.
there are typical fee parameters and different means to derive them.
sign contract, AIA standard documents, the scope is added to it.
develop the ‘schematic design’ with you as a partner.
everyone ‘signs off’ on the schematic design.
prelim cost estimate now, should be within 10%.
if prelim cost estimate is over your budget, then revise the design
start construction financing, if you haven’t already.
develop the construction documents, details and engineering now.
submit the construction documents to the municipality for review.
maybe other reviews too, like for septic or utilities.
find someone to build it, I like to have them on-board early.
the builder picks up the ‘permitted drawings’.
‘bid proposals’ from the builder
an architect can help you.-sign the construction contract….start construction!
an architect helps monitor the construction with the client.
‘punch list’, these are 'to do’s' for the builder before final payment.
some 'design guidelines' Residential Architect magazine, Feb 2005
-A good design starts with good site consideration. This is where energy efficiencystarts!
-An architect will help you find the right design by exploring the opportunities with you
-I'm very aware of opportunities for energy conservation; utilities, water, materials.
-First! Think in terms of a space efficient smart project.
-I really do study architecture all the time. There's a good chance we will discover something you didn't even know you wanted, and make it even better, with less.
-I enjoy the process, I hope you will too. As it is with anything; some of it is hard work, some of it seems like play. Always bring your sense of humor and patience.
I've been interested in alternative building materials for over 15 years and that includes several types of construction; Rastra, straw, Earthship, E-crete, etc. The most energy efficient design starts with the site strategy and using local building material manufacturers. If you would like to a have a Green Globe, LEED, Passive Energy, Zero Net certified building, an independent consultant is usually required for the certification process. I will be happy to work with your outside consultant selection or I can recommend someone. The City of Phoenix Green Code is also an excellent alternative.
I don't mark-up consultants fees, if we keep the contractual obligations very clear.
I run a professional version of Autodesk Autocad, it is the industry standard and makes coordination with engineers and others more efficient. And it's still drawing, very similar to pencil on paper. I'm also learning BIM, 3-D software by Autodesk called REVIT and also doodling with Sketchup. I'll be up to speed very soon.