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132 Jan Smuts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Parkwood, Johannesburg 2193.

132 Jan Smuts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Parkwood, Johannesburg 2193.
+27 11 447 1344, admin@co-arc.com

OUR SERVICES

We offer full the full scope of architectural, urban design and interior design services, from briefing and concept development to post-construction close-out, and can structure a tailor-made architectural package for your specific development needs.

We maintain a close working relationship with our clients from inception to completion of a project. As direct participants immersed in your project, we dedicate ourselves to your specific requirements with exceptional service delivery. In all our work we are focused on adding value through

We possess extensive management and project expertise, diverse in-house skills and an in-depth understanding of property finance. This expertise equips us for fast-track and commercial projects but also positions us as experts in projects that range from small scale to multi-billion Rand developments.

ARCHITECTURE
URBAN DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
ADDITIONAL

Architecture

The full sequence of typical architectural service is fulfilled, from brief and concept design through iterative stages of design development, technical documentation and specification to tendering and procurement processes, construction-stage oversight and, finally, project close-out.

A client may choose to engage us for a partial service, or to add supplementary services to our tasks; however, in addition to the typical architectural service, our standard professional service would include the following:

  • Brief development
  • Site and context analysis
  • Design programming
  • Opportunity cost analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Advice on project teams, legal obligations and contracts
  • Precedent and best practice research
  • Distilling simple solutions from complex briefs
  • 3D visualisation
  • Continuous design refinement
  • Collaborative integration of engineering systems and services in design
  • Parametric 3D modelling using Building Information Modelling
  • Assessment and advice on contract conditions
  • Comprehensive specification
  • Detailed analyses of tenders
  • Collaborative principal agency
  • Detailed cost and progress reports
  • Management support and quality oversight during construction
  • Compilation of as built documentation
  • Compilation of operational and maintenance manuals
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Urban Design

We offer full urban design services, from inter-disciplinary strategic planning at metropolitan scales to detail design at precinct level and the scale of the street. Specific areas of service include the following:

  • Spatial analysis of urban context
  • Due diligence investigations on existing precincts and buildings
  • Development strategies
  • Urban development frameworks
  • Urban design frameworks and masterplans
  • Spatial development guidelines
  • Urban design and land use guidelines
  • Packaging implementation frameworks
  • Alignment to strategic environmental assessments
  • Guidance on environmental impact assessments
  • Site assembly or land parcel assembly processes
  • Design of streets, public facilities, parks and green spaces
  • 3D modelled visualisations of urban schemes
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Interior Design

We offer a complete interior design service, from concept to completion, that includes:

  • Brief development
  • Concept and mood presentations
  • Space assessment and planning
  • Full architectural resolution of interior designs
  • Services coordination
  • Detailed drawings for specialist shop-fitting
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Design interfaced with audio-visual systems
  • Furniture design and procurement
  • Signage design and procurement
  • Green Star rating design management and design assessments
  • 3D space visualisation
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Additional

Beyond the standard professional services, we offer several supplementary services related to the built environment:

  • Compilation of project definition, briefing and inquiry documentation for clients
  • Schedule of accommodation
  • Site selection consultations - advising on ecological, statutory and financial strategy
  • Precedent studies relevant to the brief, based on similar successful projects
  • Feasibility studies - financial and planning studies
  • Measuring up of existing buildings and studies of existing plans
  • Green building rating systems - advice and management during design and construction
  • Public participation processes (community focus groups)
  • Engagement and negotiations with the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)
  • 3D-modelled film and animation
  • Space planning
  • Physical model building
  • Post-occupancy surveys
  • Global best practice studies and handbooks
  • Handover manuals and workshops for building operators/facilities managers for post-occupancy operation of the building
  • Assistance in conflict resolution and arbitrations
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