Residential and commercial architectural services for the Long Island and New York metro area. Design and build new construction, additions, renovations. 

LPA provides a complete range of architectural services.
For both commercial and residential clients.
•  Step 1 – Pre-Design – the planning and programming that goes on before the actual design of a project can begin.

At this stage:
Architect/Client relationship is established. 
Client’s budget and needs are identified and analyzed. 
A program to outline the client’s specific needs, spatial relationship requirements and functions, and other items which require consideration once design commences.
Existing conditions are investigated and documented in detail
as required. 
Building code and zoning issues identified. 
•  Step 2 – Property-Related Coordination – LPA’s experience with local planning and zoning department requirements makes the process much easier.

The site may require submittal and coordination of the rezoning application.
The site may require a formal site plan approval submittal.
Other zoning regulations and ordinances may need to be negotiated.
Step 3 – Schematic Design – Schematic Design involves the initial stages of the design of the actual project. In schematic form, the project takes shape.

Programming information is incorporated at this stage. 
Basic Space Planning and spatial relationships are developed. 
Initial plans and sketches are presented. 
A preliminary cost estimate is developed. 
Step 4 – Design Development – 
Drawing refinements are made, indicating more detail
Building systems are further resolved
Outline specifications are generated
Cost estimate is refined
Step 5 – Construction Documents – The final stage of putting the project down on paper. Documents for the construction contract are produced. These range from the actual building documents (i.e. blueprints), specifications, project manual with contracts and other documents and bidding documents (if necessary). A final cost estimate is produced.
Step 6 – Bidding/Negotiation – The architect assists the owner in bidding the project and selecting contractor(s) in the “Bidding and Negotiation” phase of a project.

A list of potential bidders is compiled.
The architect may organize and administer the bidding process
Negotiate with the general contractor on behalf of the owner
Assist in preparation of construction contracts between owner & general contractor.
Step 7 – Permit Review/Approval – Permit Review and Approval involves the application and administration of the permitting process.

Plans are submitted to the Authorities having Jurisdiction (local inspections departments, Department of Insurance, local health department, etc.). 
Comments (if any) are addressed.
Building permit is approved. The fees charged for the permit and review process are typically paid for by the Owner, either directly or through the General Contractor.
Step 8 – Construction Contract Administration – A successful construction project depends on careful management.

Representation of the client’s interests during construction. 
Shop drawing review of necessary building components.
Make periodic visits to the site to observe construction. 
Attend regular progress meetings.
Review contractor’s Applications for Payment.
Project closeout procedures and documentation.
Step 9 – Post-Occupancy – Post-Occupancy services are important to the owner to establish a period for a certain amount of time following the completion of construction. At this stage, the architect performs:

Warranty walkthroughs with Owner and Contractor.
Post-occupancy surveys, evaluations and reviews to help determine the success of the project.


• New Home Design
Site Development

Feasibility Studies
Full Service Documentation
Project Management
ADA Code Compliance
Permit Applications
Accessibility Retrofits & Accommodations

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Long Island architecture and planning as provided by LPA Architects, LLP. We provide complete architectural services to homeowners, builders, contractors and property managers in NY, NJ, CT. LPA Architects provide complete service for new building or renovations as well as site evaluation, planning and feasibility studies for the development of building projects. LPA Architects services Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tri-State area. Commercial new buildings and renovations of office, factory and retail space, residential homes, additions and remodelings.

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