We serve communities of all sizes and know that architecture needs to be functional first and foremost. Budgets are limited, public perception is important, and any new building needs to address a purpose before it can be green-lit, which is why we take a unique approach.
At V&K, it’s important for us to approach architectural projects from an engineering perspective. In other words, our priority is to ensure that every facility we design is going to be functional and practical, balancing the cost and aesthetics in a way that’s sensible. Then, we need to make sure that it’s a building the community can be proud of, something with a design that reflects its surroundings and the overall personality of the existing architecture.
Much of this comes down to meaningful conversations. We’ll work with city planners, council members, and local government to identify what the needs and priorities are for the facility before we ever begin the drafting process. Our engineering teams can also provide a space needs analysis to ensure the building will meet and exceed its requirements.
Then, we’ll get specific, creating a design tailored for the community’s needs that can include additional buildings, retaining walls, energy efficiency, updated environmental standards, accessibility, and more.