ARCHITECTURAL BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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25 year Architectural Firm Award 2012
Welcome to the unique world of architect Robert Sawyer
RSAC Robert Sawyer Architecture & Construction provides:
1.) FEASIBILITY STUDY
A complete Feasibility Study is conducted for each of our projects, no matter how big, or how small. This process saves time, money, and is essential to creating lasting value as it illustrates programmatic roadblocks that can occur both during and after construction, when changes become more difficult and expensive to implement. Feasibility is important to all projects and helps to ascertain the impact of development both in terms of cost but also returns.
Pyramid truss home in Playa del Rey, CA
Robert Sawyer Architecture & Construction provides a full range of architectural, engineering, and construction services, from initial concept to project completion. This includes schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and administration through building opening. We believe that the range and diversity of work undertaken by the practice enhances the quality of individual projects.
The urban and campus planning services offered by the firm include site analysis and selection, land-use analysis, community interface, neighborhood development, and public review. Robert Sawyer was a principle Planner for Bruce Becket & Associates as well as James Thiem, ASLA where he completed the Master Plan for the entire city of Sugarloaf Farms, near Atlanta, GA.
4.) INTERIOR DESIGN
As part of a fully integrated approach to design, the firm offers complete interior design services, including programming, space planning, design development, construction documentation and specifications for the procurement of furniture, fixtures and equipment, site observation, carpet selection, and move coordination. Our modern projects are not cold and sterile but warm and inviting, rich and luxurious full of details that combine the structure with the architecture and the architecture into the interior design.
Sustainable Kitchen - The Nelson Trust Residence @ USC Los Angeles, CA 2006
5.) STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
To fully understand a structure, and especially when designing one, it is imperative to understand the relationship of structural integration onto the building plan. With this knowledge in hand, the design process is more streamlined, fewer changes are made in the field, and when those changes are inevitable, weeks aren't lost going back to the engineer.
Structural Engineering - 401 Redlands, LLC / RSAC Residence, Playa Del Rey, CA 2016
Using only the best quality materials RSAC has been bringing quality to all of their construction projects since inception. In 2003, after 20 years of Construction Management as an architect, Robert Sawyer became licensed as a General Contractor for Light Commercial and Residential construction. Changes and necessary revisions can be incorporated into the framework of the project and the result is a smooth, unimpeded construction sequence. Unfortunately however, this only works when the billing is paid on-time, and not introducing hapless or saturnine interference; which tends to add to the cost and carrying time of construction.
Under construction, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Conceptual rendering - 401 Redlands St., Playa del Rey, CA 90293
In short, since our inception in October, 1993, RSAC has successfully completed every project undertaken, on-time, and on-budget. Combining disciplines related to architecture and construction, our unique skills significantly reduce extras and delays, which ultimately reduce project time, and therefore cost. This reduction in cost can translate to a higher quality project.
RSAC - (formerly Elemental Designers) has completed over 960 projects in over a dozen cities across North America and around the world. The firm's clients have included major corporations, private developers and public authorities, as well as educational, cultural and religious institutions. Among its best known works are the Church of the Visitation in Los Angeles; Bank of America (70 branches) CenFed Bank Headquarters in Burbank; Scherrer Hotels in Paris; Punta Piedra in Ensenada, BC; The Raleigh Durham Chamber of Commerce in Raleigh, NC; The Raleigh Durham Airport(RDU) Runway 5L-23R; Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA; The Los Angeles Furniture Mart in Los Angeles, CA., and the Lask Residence featured on the cover of ARCHITECTURAL BUSINESS.
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