Our Services

We offer a full range of architectural and design services

Northpoint Ohio has a comprehensive list of design services to address any variety of design challenges. With over 75 years of combined experience, the staff at Northpoint Ohio will be able to determine the best use of one, or several of these services to produce high quality concepts, or working drawings that fit exactly what the client is looking for.

Our Various Services

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Architectural & Engineering

Architectural services include design, preparation of construction documents, and construction administration. The following is an outline of the steps included in A/E services

Project Introduction

The planning of your project starts here. Working together you will share your project needs, dreams and goals.

Feasibility Study

An architectural feasibility study is an objective review of available design options and considers all of the aspects of your proposed project. During this process our clients can test the viability of the project from an Ohio Building Code and Zoning perspective before undertaking any real significant expense. The study attempts to answer the big questions early in the decision making process.

Master Planning

A master plan is a dynamic long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. A master plan includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for a site or building potential future highest and best use.

Schematic Design

During this step we will begin by preparing preliminary design sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible cost saving options. We will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input.

Architectural Site Plan

An architectural site plan is a detailed overall drawing of proposed site improvements to a given lot or parcel. A site plan shows a proposed building footprint / addition, sidewalks, parking, site lighting, and landscaping.

Design Development

This stage refines the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition of the scope and quality of the finished project. Further cost projections will determine how closely the design conforms to the budget, or what, if any, adjustments are required.

Construction Documents

When the design development is fulfilled, the architect prepares working drawings and specifications. These are required to obtain a building permit and formal bids, and to guide the contractor in construction.

Bidding and Negotiation

Process of organizing a bidding process, making a contractor selection, and negotiating a construction contract. We have a proven selection process that will make it easy for you to choose the best contractor for you and your specific project.

Construction Administration

If requested during the proposal process we will advise you during construction site visits to determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable industry standards.

Architectural Restoration & Preservation

Our background and experience will complement you on sound preservation decisions based on an understanding of your building’s history and materials while balancing financial needs.

Adaptive Reuse & OBC Chapter 34

Adaptive reuse refers to the process of reusing or breathing new life into an existing building for a purpose other than which it was originally built or designed for. Adaptive reuse of buildings can be an attractive alternative to new construction in terms of sustainability and allows us to show respect for the continuity of history in the community in which we live and work.

3D Conceptual Design

Conceptual Design is one of the initial phases of the design process, in which the broad outlines of the function and form of something are articulated. One way to illustrate conceptual design is through three dimensional renderings or animations each of which are some of the first glimpses of what a space may be once completed.

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