Governmental Architecture

Public Housing Authority Experience

Public Housing Authority Experience

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Our governmental experience includes all phases of architecture, from schematic design through final construction. Archi-Tekton, Inc. has extensive experience in HUD Housing Authority projects consisting of, but is not limited to the following:

  • Multi-story complete complex comprehensive modernization projects
  • Low-rise apartment building minor and major renovations
  • Duplex, quadplex and sixplex minor and major renovations
  • RHF – Section 504 and ADAAG compliant single family housing projects
  • Partial and complete demolition projects
  • Fire unit reconstruction projects
  • Roof replacement projects
  • Carpet replacement projects
  • Window replacement/upgrade
  • Studies preparation including facility evaluation & assessment apartment unit conversions and updating facilities
  • Investigation and consultation of existing housing stock
  • Investigation and consultation for the purchase of open market housing stock
  • Preparation of Energy Audit studies
  • Structural investigational work
  • Environmental work (Asbestos & Lead investigational reports)
  • HVAC replacement/upgrade projects
  • Fire protection / sprinkler system projects
  • Door, Access Control and time & Attendance systems designs (Archi-Tekton, Inc. has been called upon to assist other A/E firms in this capacity)
  • Youth Build Projects
  • Fire alarm, smoke detector, intercom system, TV antenna system, CCTV system and emergency call upgrade projects

We have executed the Model Form of Agreement between Owner and Design Professional (HUD-51915) for each project within our extensive portfolio of governmental and municipality commissions.

Archi-Tekton, Inc. follows the AIA project format, which as outlined below, consists of five process phases followed by a completion point.

  1. Programming and Schematic Design
  2. Design Development
  3. Construction Documents
  4. Pricing or Bidding and Corresponding Negotiation
  5. Construction Observation
  6. Project Close Down

Archi-Tekton, Inc. has continuously carried "errors and omissions" insurance and are proud to say that we have never had a claim submitted with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in our existence.

We produce projects that comply with the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), Energy Star Compliance, ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G, Green Initiative, i.e. Enterprise Green Communities Green Project O&M Plan or EPA's Indoor AirPLUS standard, Universal Design Standards and all other applicable Federal/State/Local requirements including all ADA provisions (HUD Section 504 and ANSI A117.1). If applicable to the project, Archi-Tekton, Inc. uses the HUD-PIH Benchmarking Tool to enter utility data for the first year after building occupancy and report the results to HUD. The goal for all of our projects is to achieve a score of at least 65 or 15 percent over average.

As a small business ourselves, we realize how difficult it can be for a Minority Business Enterprise to gain and maintain a competitive edge in our difficult economy, especially when their competitors are large corporations. We are committed to giving an M.B.E. an equal opportunity to succeed. Archi-Tekton, Inc. will work with the PHA to select Minority Business Enterprises to help achieve our client's participation goal in accordance with their SDBC plan.

With our extensive portfolio of PHA commissions and with our Principal Architect taking the role of Construction Manager in many of our projects, we feel strongly that we can assist our clients in creating a suitable budget. If the budget cannot be adjusted, the firm will work closely with our client to create a scope of work that will fit the budget requirements.

We coordinate regular budget cost reviews, accommodate additional work allowances, and calculate total project cost to enable client funding and planning. Archi-Tekton, Inc. also has a great relationship with local contractors that can be called upon during the design development phase for their input on the most cost effective manner to do the task at hand.

Archi-Tekton, Inc. values our relationship with all of our clients; this guarantees our consideration for future commissions.

Educational Experience

Educational Experience

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Archi-Tekton's contributions to date in this specialized area of architecture are to offer architectural consulting services to firms concentrating in educational design. We have been called upon to assist local firms when they are rewarded a large educational project and have also supported out of area architectural firms providing a presence local to the project. The experience and knowledge gained has enhanced our designs in other architectural arenas.

Projects that we have worked on as Architectural Consultants are as follows:

  • New Harvey Rice K – 8 Ohio School Facility
  • New Slippery Rock Pa University Sculpture Building
  • Cleveland Ohio's Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum and Educational Center
  • Girard Ohio High School Elevator Project
  • Champion Ohio Middle School Addition & Renovations
  • West Branch High School Addition & Renovations
  • LaBrae High School Elevator Project
  • Wattsburg Pa School System Administrative Office Building
  • Musser Pa Elementary School Addition & Renovations
  • Bon Meade Pa Elementary School Addition & Renovations

Archi-Tekton, Inc. has also been the Architectural Firm of Record for multiple projects for Youngstown State University and local school districts. The projects consist of the following:

  • Maag Library 1st floor renovation into classrooms
  • Williamson, Debartolo, & Cushwa Hall Restroom Upgrades I and Upgrades II
  • Maag Library Coffee Shop
  • Girard Ohio North Avenue School Demolition Project including Environmental reports and specifications