Markets and Approach
Retail and Commercial Design
Providing design and related services for commercial and retail projects is a focused area of expertise at Studio Z. In the past 30+ years, The members of Studio Z have participated in over 1000 nationwide commercial and retail projects for companies including Food Lion/Bloom, Starbucks, Planet Fitness, School of Rock, CVS, Petco, Circuit City, Jo-Ann Fabrics, CitiTrends, CarMax, TJ Maxx, Big and Tall, Parade of Shoes, The Gap, Ralph Loren, Rugged Warehouse, Kumon, Rainbow, and Sprint.
Studio Z considers its experience, creative skills, and technological capabilities to be valuable assets in the area of retail design and development. They are LEED Accredited, Autodesk Revit certified and can work in any US state via reciprocity. They are also a SWaM certified small business offering competitive fees and outstanding service.
Markets and Skills
New Homes and Additions
Tax Credit Projects
LEED Certification Projects
High Performance Design
BIM Integrated Design Approach
3D Design Visualization
Each residential project is designed with care and sensitivity. We realize that as family and work needs change, our homes need to respond. We listen carefully to your needs and are understanding, responsive, and extremely open to your ideas.
We have developed a new, more intuitive way of designing. Instead of cryptic plans and blueprints, we use a digital model to generate realistic three dimensional views. These drawings allow you to fully appreciate the look and feel of your new home long before construction has begun. This comprehensive and intuitive design process allows you to select the design that provides the best in the way of aesthetic merit, function, and reduced energy cost. This innovative approach provides you with the best possible return on your investment.
High Performance Design Process
We view design quality as an asset that pays dividends over the entire life of the building. In order to maximize your return on investment, we develop projects using our High Performance Design (HPD) process. Through the use of 3D Building Information Management (BIM) software, we quickly test many design models, provide three dimensional massing or rendered views in and around the structure, and perform scheme-specific energy analysis using actual climatic and energy cost factors based on the location of the project. Design variations can analyzed in terms of their energy usage and cost, water usage, photo-voltaic cost, daylight analysis, energy star ratings and other relevant energy criteria in a matter of minutes. This allows us to test the energy performance of each design scheme so the proper decisions can be made by the Owner/Architect team. In addition to the building's energy performance, we design for functional flexibility. We ask the critical questions that will allow the building to be more adaptable as your future needs change, avoiding costly relocation and demolition of vital core elements should you need to adjust or expand. This comprehensive HPD approach is a fundamental improvement to the design process.