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PRAVDA is a Full-service Architect, providing all that you'd receive in traditional architectural services and much more. Our services include a feasibility study phase, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, bidding & permitting, and construction administration.
The Interior Design, Decorating, and Staging services we offer include finish selections, custom millwork and cabinetry design, lighting selections, plumbing fixture selections, furniture design and selections, equipment and appliance selections, home furnishing selections, and decorative elements' placement. Designing what you touch, see, smell, and feel has a dramatic impact on your experience of a space; and we offer turn-key services, so you are able to move in on day 1 and fully immerse yourself in a space.
Do you want to experience your space before its built? We are the only Architecture & Interior Design firm in town that offers Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality experiences on all of our projects.
Designing for Health & Wellness, we advise on how to achieve healthy and sustainable buildings, which positively impact your health and the environment. We are the only Architecture & Interior Design firm in town, run by a Principal Architect that holds the WELL AP credential, a designation of expertise in designing for health & wellness.
PRAVDA is your local expert in Building Information Modeling (BIM), which involves virtually constructing your project and then extracting drawings. This method of design and documentation, which PRAVDA has been providing for over a dozen years, is far superior to traditional drawing.
Teaming with General Contractors, we are a one-stop shop to have your dream designed and built. The Design-Build service streamlines the process by creating one, up-front contract, in which the Architect and General Contractor work together throughout the design and construction process. This service eliminates the bidding process and allows for immediate cost estimates during the design process.
With a discerning eye, we offer outstanding still image Renderings, as well as Animations. 3D visualization is a fantastic tool to envision your project, and it may also be used to secure building loans, gain investors, or raise funds.
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a project delivery process in which we collaborate with consultants, the contractor, and other team members from the beginning of the design process; so to save you, the client, time and money in the design and construction process.
Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) includes virtually modeling the construction process. With VDC, you can see planned site staging and phasing, personnel parking, supply storage, etc., and prevent potential problems during the construction process. This service may be contracted by Owners or Contractors.
As an industry leader in Building Information Modeling, we offer Parametric Modeling services of BIM components for your specific project, for manufacturers, and for other professionals. Parametric Modeling entails detailed 3D models that also appear correctly in 2D drawings, contain pertinent information, and may automatically adjust to specific conditions, based on algebraic equations.
Programming and Planning includes identifying the areas required for certain activities, and planning these spaces. In healthcare, how many patient rooms do you need? In an office building, how many tenant spaces do you need? In residential, how many bedrooms are necessary? We compile the spaces you need, the required square footage, and the unique characteristics required for the spaces.
Whether it is planning the development of a city block, a commercial complex, hospital campus, or a compilation of education facilities, we have the experience and know-how to create smart, efficient, and welcoming places.
As part of our commitment to improve your life through architecture, we not only design code-compliant buildings and adapt existing structures to new standards, we advise and plan for ease of use by all occupants- for use now and in the future. We perceive accessible design as not only our duty in designing for ease of use by users facing physical challenges, but as our responsibility in designing for aging, so that spaces are practical and comfortable throughout your life.
How much will it cost to expand my home? Can the existing structure accommodate a new second level? How much money will we have to raise to expand our congregation? How many rentable spaces can we fit on this site? What if we combine plots? Feasibility Studies answer these questions, identifying what can be done on a given property.
In addition to standard services, we offer consulting services. This includes architectural and interior design consulting for projects that have already begun, as well as consulting for non-architectural projects. Non-architectural projects include the design of Chuppahs, art installations, exhibits, and the formation of creative environments for special events.
Similar to a TV show, where you are the star, we create a digital video with highlighted documentation of the design & construction process. This unique service is ideal for telling the story of your project! We can deliver it directly to you, to watch, cherish, and play during your housewarming party; and we can also post it to YouTube, so you can share the experience and finished product with all of your friends, wherever they may be!
With digital & physical scrapbook options, as well as the ability to create a slideshow, you receive a visual chronicle of the design and construction process. Similar to the TV Treatment, the Scrapbook & Slideshow services offer a less expensive option for providing unique memorabilia for your personal pleasure and for you to easily share with your family and friends!