Before diving into the design of your project, it’s important to know what constraints the site will apply to the design of your project. These constraints are determined by the physical attributes of the property, such as sun exposure, site slope, vehicle access and the adjacent properties. We also examine how municipal development policies (e.g.: land-use / zoning bylaws and local area plans) will affect impact the design parameters.
For light commercial build outs often called, “tenant improvements” or “TIs”, we begin with the building code review. Looking at the overall existing building, where your space is located within that building and what spaces are adjacent to you - fire separations, egress and other critical requirements will be determined and how your space is to be built out.
The site analysis or building code review can be reviewed together to address any concerns you may have.