The primary focus of this house design premise is “safety” for the occupant. Design would prioritize protection and measures to minimize or guard against an potential risks to a user’s well being.
Joss Residence, NJ: This project re-arranged a clumsy layout and cleaned up details to an existing loft conversion. Crude exposed ductwork, awkward sprinkler heads and messy lighting fixtures were all re-designed and concealed to clean up the overall appearance of the space. The re-designed space provided more bedrooms, an additional office space while actually increasing the square footage of the main living area creating a grander more open loft apartment. The other idea was to create a secondary colonade of metal channel pilasters to organize busy elements along the long wall of the space that includes, the kitchen, entry, public bathroom, mechanical room, fire exit doors and various storage cabinets and shelves. The design also utilizes many interior windows to bring daylight into the otherwise dark center of the loft and give occupants direct views to the outside from every corner of the place.
The Thackway-McCord Residence – the project was a simple intervention to an existing industrial loft space in SoHo, New York City. The idea was to collect and confine the smaller program spaces (bedrooms and bathroom) away from the primary wall of glazing maximizing the main living area without awkward proportions. A feature open kitchen augments the large room and lends the loft an airy free atmosphere. Effort was also put on featuring the existing structural wood columns of the space. The loft is a residence for a family but is occasionally rented for corporate events.
Set in a partially wooded park near the Sandy Hook Elementary school where 20 children and 6 teachers were tragically gunned down in 2012. This simple memorial looks to create a quiet place of contemplation and remembrance. Centered on a new planted oak tree, the letters for all the children’s and teachers’ names appear randomly set within a circle of benches (one for each victim already purchased by the town). Sitting at each bench location, the letters coalesce to form the name of each victim at each bench.
A large residential complex sent in downtown Aomori, Japan, a town in the far north with a reputation for snow accumulation. The building spirals up from ground level five stories allowing pedestrian use of the roof sculpture garden. The structure forms shaped buildings reminiscent of snow drifts which encloses two glass covered courtyards for use even through cold winter months.
This proposal utilizes a standard kit of parts to assemble a numerous variety of pavilions to be built along the former Erie Canal in its conversion to a state park and recreation area. Along the 700+ miles of the canal are portions that require support for visitors and rangers alike and depending on the locations and needs, each pavilion would require a unique configuration. This system would allow the park to mix and match the various components as needed with the ability to swap elements as conditions change or pieces get worn or damaged.
Fall Hazard is a proposal for an art installation to be included in the annual “Spring Break Art Show”. It plays on our ideas of perceptions of space and our interactions with the built environment. The installation consists of a simple monolith the size of a telephone booth, dimly lit and potentially veiled to de-materialize its plain form. A visitor can enter the monolith where the mirrored interior is activated with lights and music, inviting the sole occupant to dance. This small building houses a vast space within and activity commonly done in crowds is made private. This subversion of perception and use is meant to make us re-think our everyday relationship with architecture.
An abstract symbolic monument drawn from the US insignia used in that era. The large star-shaped structure is composed of brass pipes stacked resembling the artillery shells so abundantly expended during the conflict – one pipe for each casualty. The open pipes form screen walls so the structure is somewhat ephemeral and on certain appropriate days used to hold flowers and personal notes.
Echo Lake House: Perched on the eastern shore of a small private lake in the Catskills of New York state, the house is a small 1500sf weekend getaway on a narrow 1/5 acre plot with 60’ of lake frontage. The essence of the house is a large two storied living space with a clear 20’ wide opening with folding glass doors which open completely onto a deck overlooking the lake. When fully opened, the living area and deck become one; bringing the outside in and inside, out. An open master bedroom bounded by skewed canted walls, appears to float over the living room with a simple kitchen wall rendered in all black materials and appliances nestled below. The site slopes down towards the lake so the main entry from the street occurs on the upper level next to stairs descending into the main space.
The simple minimalist geometry of the house as a plain rectangular box is an intentional contrast to most custom designed houses today both traditional and contemporary.
The house utilizes an exposed rainscreen system that allows 40% exposure of the primary barrier so it is wrapped in its entirety by a veil of redwood slats with slatted operable panels at window and door locations. These operable panels vary in size and are somewhat playful in method of operation: the panel over the front door slides out like a drawer; a panel concealing a stair to the roof folds down; a large panel on the south face slides up to reveal sliding glass doors while providing shade to a small roof deck; three large two story vertical bi-folding panels cover double-height glazing and outdoor lighting; french doors in the master bedroom open to a fold-down panel that makes a small balcony with a pop up awning; hinged panels cover all the smaller windows and a giant horizontal bi-folding panel covers almost the entire western face opening like an airplane hanger with two internally mounted electric hoists. When the owner is away, the whole house can be shuttered.
These panels act as an extra layer of security for the house, but also provide some privacy for the owner, mitigate wind exposure (reducing heating needs), sun exposure (no cooling needs) and eliminate bird strikes on the large glass areas (birds were hitting daily during construction). This panel shutter system could be employed with more decorative screens or on the practical side, with harder solid panels, that could provide higher security, higher insulation and protection from severe storms or even fires in vulnerable forest fire locations. In an era of climate change, this approach has great potential.
This memorial located in Washington DC, is meant to commemorate all the volunteers and all the countries around the world the Peace Corp has reached. The world is idealized as Pangea (a super-continent thought to exist 200M years ago) when all continents were a single land mass with each nation depicted. From the street the world appears fractured with each country isolated, but on the ground and from high above they are unified.
This was the entry for a proposal of a 9/11 memorial at the ground zero site of the former World Trade Center, downtown, NYC. The idea was to dedicate a pole topped with a light to each victim (white light for most; red for firefighters; blue for police). The height of each pole would vary relative to victim’s age. Together all the poles would form a vestige of the twin towers. To visitors it would feel like a steel forest and at night there would float a sea of lights.
A short crude video of an idea for an impossibly vast virtual museum to exist online only – it would potentially house every work of art and artifact ever created. It is a finite way to depict and navigate the infinite.
This entry made in 2017 was for the construction of a large 3-D snowflake for a Christmas display in Shenzen, China. The object was intended for installation in various retail settings. The snowflake itself is make of hollow lightweight aluminum tubing. Only the upper portion would be made and set on mirror reflective flooring allowing people to literally walk through the snowflake.
Mount Manhattan was a fantasy idea of transforming the medians of Park Avenue between 47th and 57th street in Manhattan, NYC into an artificial mountainscape. With the thousands of parks within metropolitan New York almost every natural environment is represented with the exception of mountains; this scheme looks to address that glaring omission. This entry was a finalist in the Park Avenue Medians competition held in 2018.
CURRENT RESIDENTIAL WORK
LOCATION – BASED
TYPOLOGY – BASED
OCCUPATION – BASED
PERSONALITY – BASED
MATERIAL – BASED
An idea exercise to consider qualities and aspects of a house designed for an Extravert – a gregarious, exhibitionistic socialite. A playful symbol for this concept is a bedroom in a fishbowl and the simple parti for the house is a circular glass house. Inspirations are drawn from peacocks, the panopticon and social gatherings. This project initiated a detailed study of glass and glazing as a building material best suited for visibility and the idea of transparencies. Though not easily fabricated, glass can be used for furnishings and flooring. Glazing though mainly for light and views from within also provide views from without and the public aspect of a home is a part of every house design.
This post is a counterpart of House of a Hermit.
An idea exercise to consider qualities and aspects of a house designed for a Hermit – an introvert with primary interest in privacy, seclusion and security. The approach starts with a simple concrete bunker with a defensive profile and limited views. Inspiration is drawn from spiral shells, mushrooms, bunkers and lighthouses. The project initiated greater examination into concrete as a building material best suited for concealment and construction below grade. Ideas of privacy and security are integral to every house design.
This post is a counterpart to House of an Extravert.
An idea exercise to consider qualities and aspects of a house designed for a genius – someone endowed with greater mental capacity and understanding. The approach is able to employ configurations and details of high complexity and complications. The chinese puzzle shown above demands exploration and intelligence to even open. The architecture can sponsor greater interaction and patience on the part of the occupant. A user does not necessarily need to be a genius, but the idea of special knowledge and complex usage requiring practiced manipulation can be an interesting factor in the design of a house.
This post is a counterpart of House of a Dummy.
An idea exercise to consider qualities and aspects of a house designed for a dummy (not meant to be derogatory), someone mentally limited or challenged or even just speaks a differing language. The approach is to look towards architecture that guides and secures the occupant as well as simplifies all the aspects of house design for easy use and even construction. Safety and navigation become important elements. The basic plan below identifies room functions with pictogrammatic icons.
Above images illustrate simple design and construction, with easy functioning elements, GHS safety signs, manipulative spaces (fish trap), wayfinding graphics, simple design drawings (connect the dots house), simple connections (velcro blow-up) and basic layouts to facilitate duplication. Not just for dummies, simplicity and ease of use are sometimes important aspects to any house design. This post is the counterpart of House of a Genius.
An idea exercise to consider qualities and aspects of a house designed for a Sadist (noun sa·dism \ˈsā-ˌdi-zəm, ˈsa-\: enjoyment that someone gets from being violent or cruel or from causing pain). The approach is a simple one with a sharp painful exterior and a padded cushioned interior.
Set in a rural context.
This design playfully utilizes the idea of a sea urchin as a house. Key considerations include exterior hardware with protective and defensive qualities contrasted with interior details of upholstery and padding for comfort. Though illustrated in extreme here, these aspects are part of every house design. This post is a counterpart to House of a Masocist.
An idea exercise to consider the qualities of a house designed for a masocist (noun mas·och·ism \ˈma-sə-ˌki-zəm, ˈma-zə- also ˈmā-\. : enjoyment of pain : pleasure that someone gets from being abused or hurt). The approach is a simple one of an exterior inviting abuse with an interior of hard course edges.
Set in an urban context among rowhouses.
The design playfully utilizes the idea of a punching bag as a house. Key considerations include the incorporation of soft exterior components as well as hard crystalline interior elements. This post is a counterpart to House of a Sadist.
Employed as Senior Project Manager at Santiago Calatrava’s New York Office, John Chu oversaw the design and construction of Florida Polytechnic University’s new Innovation, Science and Technology building from programming to ribbon cutting. Completed in 2014 the building serves as the main classroom and laboratory facility for the fledgling STEM oriented 12th state university of Florida, also the primary administration center as well as the iconic campus centerpiece.
ARTICLE 3 – SCOPE OF ARCHITECT’S BASIC SERVICES
- 3.1 The Architect’s Basic Services consist of those described in Article 3 and include usual and customary structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services. Services not set forth in Article 3 are Additional Services.
- 3.1.1 The Architect shall manage the Architect’s services, consult with the Owner, research applicable design criteria, attend Project meetings, communicate with members of the Project team and report progress to the Owner.
- 3.1.2 The Architect shall coordinate its services with those services provided by the Owner and the Owner’s consultants. The Architect shall be entitled to rely on the accuracy and completeness of services and information furnished by the Owner and the Owner’s consultants. The Architect shall provide prompt written notice to the Owner if the Architect becomes aware of any error, omission or inconsistency in such services or information.
- 3.1.3 As soon as practicable after the date of this Agreement, the Architect shall submit for the Owner’s approval a schedule for the performance of the Architect’s services. The schedule initially shall include anticipated dates for the commencement of construction and for Substantial Completion of the Work as set forth in the Initial Information. The schedule shall include allowances for periods of time required for the Owner’s review, for the performance of the Owner’s consultants, and for approval of submissions by authorities having jurisdiction over the Project. Once approved by the Owner, time limits established by the schedule shall not, except for reasonable cause, be exceeded by the Architect or Owner. With the Owner’s approval, the Architect shall adjust the schedule, if necessary, as the Project proceeds until the commencement of construction.
- 3.1.4 The Architect shall not be responsible for an Owner’s directive or substitution made without the Architect’s approval.
- 3.1.5 The Architect shall, at appropriate times, contact the governmental authorities required to approve the Construction Documents and the entities providing utility services to the Project. In designing the Project, the Architect shall respond to applicable design requirements imposed by such governmental authorities and by such entities providing utility services.
- 3.1.6 The Architect shall assist the Owner in connection with the Owner’s responsibility for filing documents required for the approval of governmental authorities having jurisdiction over the Project.
- 3.2 Schematic Design Phase Services
- 3.2.1 The Architect shall review the program and other information furnished by the Owner, and shall review laws, codes, and regulations applicable to the Architect’s services.
- 3.2.2 The Architect shall prepare a preliminary evaluation of the Owner’s program, schedule, budget for the Cost of the Work, Project site, and the proposed procurement or delivery method and other Initial Information, each in terms of the other, to ascertain the requirements of the Project. The Architect shall notify the Owner of (1) any inconsistencies discovered in the information, and (2) other information or consulting services that may be reasonably needed for the Project.
- 3.2.3 The Architect shall present its preliminary evaluation to the Owner and shall discuss with the Owner alternative approaches to design and construction of the Project, including the feasibility of incorporating environmentally responsible design approaches. The Architect shall reach an understanding with the Owner regarding the requirements of the Project.
- 3.2.4 Based on the Project’s requirements agreed upon with the Owner, the Architect shall prepare and present for the Owner’s approval a preliminary design illustrating the scale and relationship of the Project components.
- 3.2.5 Based on the Owner’s approval of the preliminary design, the Architect shall prepare Schematic Design Documents for the Owner’s approval. The Schematic Design Documents shall consist of drawings and other documents including a site plan, if appropriate, and preliminary building plans, sections and elevations; and may include some combination of study models, perspective sketches, or digital modeling. Preliminary selections of major building systems and construction materials shall be noted on the drawings or described in writing.
- 184.108.40.206 The Architect shall consider environmentally responsible design alternatives, such as material choices and building orientation, together with other considerations based on program and aesthetics, in developing a design that is consistent with the Owner’s program, schedule and budget for the Cost of the Work. The Owner may obtain other environmentally responsible design services under Article 4.
- 220.127.116.11 The Architect shall consider the value of alternative materials, building systems and equipment, together with other considerations based on program and aesthetics, in developing a design for the Project that is consistent with the Owner’s program, schedule and budget for the Cost of the Work.
- 3.2.6 The Architect shall submit to the Owner an estimate of the Cost of the Work prepared in accordance with Section 6.3.
- 3.2.7 The Architect shall submit the Schematic Design Documents to the Owner, and request the Owner’s approval.
- 3.3 Design Development Phase Services
- 3.3.1 Based on the Owner’s approval of the Schematic Design Documents, and on the Owner’s authorization of any adjustments in the Project requirements and the budget for the Cost of the Work, the Architect shall prepare Design Development Documents for the Owner’s approval. The Design Development Documents shall illustrate and describe the development of the approved Schematic Design Documents and shall consist of drawings and other documents including plans, sections, elevations, typical construction details, and diagrammatic layouts of building systems to fix and describe the size and character of the Project as to architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, and such other elements as may be appropriate. The Design Development Documents shall also include outline specifications that identify major materials and systems and establish in general their quality levels.
- 3.3.2 The Architect shall update the estimate of the Cost of the Work.
- 3.3.3 The Architect shall submit the Design Development Documents to the Owner, advise the Owner of any adjustments to the estimate of the Cost of the Work, and request the Owner’s approval.
- 3.4 Construction Documents Phase Services
- 3.4.1 Based on the Owner’s approval of the Design Development Documents, and on the Owner’s authorization of any adjustments in the Project requirements and the budget for the Cost of the Work, the Architect shall prepare Construction Documents for the Owner’s approval. The Construction Documents shall illustrate and describe the further development of the approved Design Development Documents and shall consist of Drawings and Specifications setting forth in detail the quality levels of materials and systems and other requirements for the construction of the Work. The Owner and Architect acknowledge that in order to construct the Work the Contractor will provide additional information, including Shop Drawings, Product Data, Samples and other similar submittals, which the Architect shall review in accordance with Section 3.6.4.
- 3.4.2 The Architect shall incorporate into the Construction Documents the design requirements of governmental authorities having jurisdiction over the Project.
- 3.4.3 During the development of the Construction Documents, the Architect shall assist the Owner in the development and preparation of (1) bidding and procurement information that describes the time, place and conditions of bidding, including bidding or proposal forms; (2) the form of agreement between the Owner and Contractor; and (3) the Conditions of the Contract for Construction (General, Supplementary and other Conditions). The Architect shall also compile a project manual that includes the Conditions of the Contract for Construction and Specifications and may include bidding requirements and sample forms.
- 3.4.4 The Architect shall update the estimate for the Cost of the Work.
- 3.4.5 The Architect shall submit the Construction Documents to the Owner, advise the Owner of any adjustments to the estimate of the Cost of the Work, take any action required under Section 6.5, and request the Owner’s approval.
- 3.5 Bidding or Negotiation Phase Services
- 3.5.1 General The Architect shall assist the Owner in establishing a list of prospective contractors. Following the Owner’s approval of the Construction Documents, the Architect shall assist the Owner in (1) obtaining either competitive bids or negotiated proposals; (2) confirming responsiveness of bids or proposals; (3) determining the successful bid or proposal, if any; and, (4) awarding and preparing contracts for construction.
- 3.5.2 Competitive Bidding
- 18.104.22.168 Bidding Documents shall consist of bidding requirements and proposed Contract Documents.
- 22.214.171.124 The Architect shall assist the Owner in bidding the Project by .1 procuring the reproduction of Bidding Documents for distribution to prospective bidders; .2 distributing the Bidding Documents to prospective bidders, requesting their return upon completion of the bidding process, and maintaining a log of distribution and retrieval and of the amounts of deposits, if any, received from and returned to prospective bidders; .3 organizing and conducting a pre-bid conference for prospective bidders; .4 preparing responses to questions from prospective bidders and providing clarifications and interpretations of the Bidding Documents to all prospective bidders in the form of addenda; and .5 organizing and conducting the opening of the bids, and subsequently documenting and distributing the bidding results, as directed by the Owner.
- 126.96.36.199 The Architect shall consider requests for substitutions, if the Bidding Documents permit substitutions, and shall prepare and distribute addenda identifying approved substitutions to all prospective bidders.
- 3.5.3 Negotiated Proposals
- 188.8.131.52 Proposal Documents shall consist of proposal requirements and proposed Contract Documents.
- 184.108.40.206 The Architect shall assist the Owner in obtaining proposals by .1 procuring the reproduction of Proposal Documents for distribution to prospective contractors, and requesting their return upon completion of the negotiation process; .2 organizing and participating in selection interviews with prospective contractors; and .3 participating in negotiations with prospective contractors, and subsequently preparing a summary report of the negotiation results, as directed by the Owner.
- 220.127.116.11 The Architect shall consider requests for substitutions, if the Proposal Documents permit substitutions, and shall prepare and distribute addenda identifying approved substitutions to all prospective contractors.
- 3.6 Construction Phase Services
- 3.6.1 General
- 18.104.22.168 The Architect shall provide administration of the Contract between the Owner and the Contractor as set forth below and in AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. If the Owner and Contractor modify AIA Document A201–2007, those modifications shall not affect the Architect’s services under this Agreement unless the Owner and the Architect amend this Agreement.
- 22.214.171.124 The Architect shall advise and consult with the Owner during the Construction Phase Services. The Architect shall have authority to act on behalf of the Owner only to the extent provided in this Agreement. The Architect shall not have control over, charge of, or responsibility for the construction means, methods, techniques, sequences or procedures, or for safety precautions and programs in connection with the Work, nor shall the Architect be responsible for the Contractor’s failure to perform the Work in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents. The Architect shall be responsible for the Architect’s negligent acts or omissions, but shall not have control over or charge of, and shall not be responsible for, acts or omissions of the Contractor or of any other persons or entities performing portions of the Work.
- 126.96.36.199 Subject to Section 4.3, the Architect’s responsibility to provide Construction Phase Services commences with the award of the Contract for Construction and terminates on the date the Architect issues the final Certificate for Payment.
- 3.6.2 Evaluations of the Work
- 188.8.131.52 The Architect shall visit the site at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction, or as otherwise required in Section 4.3.3, to become generally familiar with the progress and quality of the portion of the Work completed, and to determine, in general, if the Work observed is being performed in a manner indicating that the Work, when fully completed, will be in accordance with the Contract Documents. However, the Architect shall not be required to make exhaustive or continuous on-site inspections to check the quality or quantity of the Work. On the basis of the site visits, the Architect shall keep the Owner reasonably informed about the progress and quality of the portion of the Work completed, and report to the Owner (1) known deviations from the Contract Documents and from the most recent construction schedule submitted by the Contractor, and (2) defects and deficiencies observed in the Work.
- 184.108.40.206 The Architect has the authority to reject Work that does not conform to the Contract Documents. Whenever the Architect considers it necessary or advisable, the Architect shall have the authority to require inspection or testing of the Work in accordance with the provisions of the Contract Documents, whether or not such Work is fabricated, installed or completed. However, neither this authority of the Architect nor a decision made in good faith either to exercise or not to exercise such authority shall give rise to a duty or responsibility of the Architect to the Contractor, Subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, their agents or employees or other persons or entities performing portions of the Work.
- 220.127.116.11 The Architect shall interpret and decide matters concerning performance under, and requirements of, the Contract Documents on written request of either the Owner or Contractor. The Architect’s response to such requests shall be made in writing within any time limits agreed upon or otherwise with reasonable promptness.
- 18.104.22.168 Interpretations and decisions of the Architect shall be consistent with the intent of and reasonably inferable from the Contract Documents and shall be in writing or in the form of drawings. When making such interpretations and decisions, the Architect shall endeavor to secure faithful performance by both Owner and Contractor, shall not show partiality to either, and shall not be liable for results of interpretations or decisions rendered in good faith. The Architect’s decisions on matters relating to aesthetic effect shall be final if consistent with the intent expressed in the Contract Documents.
- 22.214.171.124 Unless the Owner and Contractor designate another person to serve as an Initial Decision Maker, as that term is defined in AIA Document A201–2007, the Architect shall render initial decisions on Claims between the Owner and Contractor as provided in the Contract Documents.
- 3.6.3 Certificates for Payment to Contractor
- 126.96.36.199 The Architect shall review and certify the amounts due the Contractor and shall issue certificates in such amounts. The Architect’s certification for payment shall constitute a representation to the Owner, based on the Architect’s evaluation of the Work as provided in Section 3.6.2 and on the data comprising the Contractor’s Application for Payment, that, to the best of the Architect’s knowledge, information and belief, the Work has progressed to the point indicated and that the quality of the Work is in accordance with the Contract Documents. The foregoing representations are subject (1) to an evaluation of the Work for conformance with the Contract Documents upon Substantial Completion, (2) to results of subsequent tests and inspections, (3) to correction of minor deviations from the Contract Documents prior to completion, and (4) to specific qualifications expressed by the Architect.
- 188.8.131.52 The issuance of a Certificate for Payment shall not be a representation that the Architect has (1) made exhaustive or continuous on-site inspections to check the quality or quantity of the Work, (2) reviewed construction means, methods, techniques, sequences or procedures, (3) reviewed copies of requisitions received from Subcontractors and material suppliers and other data requested by the Owner to substantiate the Contractor’s right to payment, or (4) ascertained how or for what purpose the Contractor has used money previously paid on account of the Contract Sum.
- 184.108.40.206 The Architect shall maintain a record of the Applications and Certificates for Payment.
- 3.6.4 Submittals
- 220.127.116.11 The Architect shall review the Contractor’s submittal schedule and shall not unreasonably delay or withhold approval. The Architect’s action in reviewing submittals shall be taken in accordance with the approved submittal schedule or, in the absence of an approved submittal schedule, with reasonable promptness while allowing sufficient time in the Architect’s professional judgment to permit adequate review.
- 18.104.22.168 In accordance with the Architect-approved submittal schedule, the Architect shall review and approve or take other appropriate action upon the Contractor’s submittals such as Shop Drawings, Product Data and Samples, but only for the limited purpose of checking for conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the Contract Documents. Review of such submittals is not for the purpose of determining the accuracy and completeness of other information such as dimensions, quantities, and installation or performance of equipment or systems, which are the Contractor’s responsibility. The Architect’s review shall not constitute approval of safety precautions or, unless otherwise specifically stated by the Architect, of any construction means, methods, techniques, sequences or procedures. The Architect’s approval of a specific item shall not indicate approval of an assembly of which the item is a component.
- 22.214.171.124 If the Contract Documents specifically require the Contractor to provide professional design services or certifications by a design professional related to systems, materials or equipment, the Architect shall specify the appropriate performance and design criteria that such services must satisfy. The Architect shall review Shop Drawings and other submittals related to the Work designed or certified by the design professional retained by the Contractor that bear such professional’s seal and signature when submitted to the Architect. The Architect shall be entitled to rely upon the adequacy, accuracy and completeness of the services, certifications and approvals performed or provided by such design professionals.
- 126.96.36.199 Subject to the provisions of Section 4.3, the Architect shall review and respond to requests for information about the Contract Documents. The Architect shall set forth in the Contract Documents the requirements for requests for information. Requests for information shall include, at a minimum, a detailed written statement that indicates the specific Drawings or Specifications in need of clarification and the nature of the clarification requested. The Architect’s response to such requests shall be made in writing within any time limits agreed upon, or otherwise with reasonable promptness. If appropriate, the Architect shall prepare and issue supplemental Drawings and Specifications in response to requests for information.
- 188.8.131.52 The Architect shall maintain a record of submittals and copies of submittals supplied by the Contractor in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents.
- 3.6.5 Changes in the Work
- 184.108.40.206 The Architect may authorize minor changes in the Work that are consistent with the intent of the Contract Documents and do not involve an adjustment in the Contract Sum or an extension of the Contract Time. Subject to the provisions of Section 4.3, the Architect shall prepare Change Orders and Construction Change Directives for the Owner’s approval and execution in accordance with the Contract Documents.
- 220.127.116.11 The Architect shall maintain records relative to changes in the Work.
- 3.6.6 Project Completion
- 18.104.22.168 The Architect shall conduct inspections to determine the date or dates of Substantial Completion and the date of final completion; issue Certificates of Substantial Completion; receive from the Contractor and forward to the Owner, for the Owner’s review and records, written warranties and related documents required by the Contract Documents and assembled by the Contractor; and issue a final Certificate for Payment based upon a final inspection indicating the Work complies with the requirements of the Contract Documents.
- 22.214.171.124 The Architect’s inspections shall be conducted with the Owner to check conformance of the Work with the requirements of the Contract Documents and to verify the accuracy and completeness of the list submitted by the Contractor of Work to be completed or corrected.
- 126.96.36.199 When the Work is found to be substantially complete, the Architect shall inform the Owner about the balance of the Contract Sum remaining to be paid the Contractor, including the amount to be retained from the Contract Sum, if any, for final completion or correction of the Work.
- 188.8.131.52 The Architect shall forward to the Owner the following information received from the Contractor: (1) consent of surety or sureties, if any, to reduction in or partial release of retainage or the making of final payment; (2) affidavits, receipts, releases and waivers of liens or bonds indemnifying the Owner against liens; and (3) any other documentation required of the Contractor under the Contract Documents.
§ 184.108.40.206 Upon request of the Owner, and prior to the expiration of one year from the date of Substantial Completion, the Architect shall, without additional compensation, conduct a meeting with the Owner to review the facility operations and performance.