Balber Architecture, Inc. offers a full line of architectural services. David will work with his clients from early conceptual design all the way through construction administration. He specializes in residential, commercial, retail, mixed-use, industrial, and religious projects . He works with remodels, additions, “facelifts”/facade remakes, and new construction. He welcomes the opportunity to work with our neighbors in the greater Tampa Bay area to clients nationwide. The sooner clients get Mr. Balber involved on a project, the more holistic the vision will be.
“GREEN” / SUSTAINABLE DESIGN:
David will work with you to ensure that your building reaches its “green” potential while keeping a steady eye on cost-control/value-engineering. What this means to you is that your building will end up being as efficient as possible while allowing the design to still remain aesthetically pleasing. By creating an efficient building envelope we will be able to save you money over the life-cycle cost of your project while being environmentally responsible in the process. Most people understand that being eco-friendly helps the planet, but few realize the tremendous financial benefits, let alone a myriad of health benefits, that going “green” has to offer. The extent of sustainability depends entirely on you. It may mean nothing more than specifying maintenance-free materials and xeriscaping (use of native plants), or it may be as involved as doing solar studies or perhaps even going for LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. This is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
° Assistance in home site/building site selections
° Pre-purchase review as to feasibility of site as it pertains to programmatic requirements of project
° Marketing brochures
° Architectural photography coordination/assistance
° Zoning and code analysis assistance with permits and applications
° Assistance with contractor selection
° Architectural critique of existing designs
The primary purpose of creating a feasibility study is to simply explore the potential of a given site; thus creating a point of beginning. We work closely with clients to create a series of concepts that will provide a foundation for fundraising, financial decisions, marketing, and community involvement. The feasibility study is the spark that can ignite a dream into fruition.
Master planning takes the approved feasibility study of a larger or more complicated site and develops it into an overall vision. It creates an architectural “vocabulary” to be used throughout the project. Master planning is an integral part of creating a holistic design vision.
Space planning is a tool that can be implemented on many types of projects. On a broader scale it can allow us to create spatial adjacencies and visual axes. On a more pedestrian scale it can allow us to analyze one space at a time in terms of square footage and furniture schemes.
At Balber Architecture we pride ourselves on being up-to-date with today’s most exciting technology. Our cutting-edge hardware allows us to “build” sophisticated 3-D models in a computer environment. These models are located on your exact site via longitudinal/latitudinal data and can accurately depict shadow patterns at any time of day, any day of the year. Once the model is created we not only have the ability to edit the materiality and form of the structure, but also add cameras in specific spaces to give the client the feeling of being immersed in the space. Computer models have the potential to save clients time, money, and frustration by identifying and addressing potential pitfalls of approved designs before they actually get built.