Architecture is the cornerstone of Sims Architects’ design practice. Since 2003, we have developed a reputation for design excellence and client satisfaction. We can design just about any building anywhere, with extraordinary results. At Sims Architects we choose clients over projects simply because we gain greater satisfaction from working with nice people than we do working on nice designs.
We consider the exterior and interior of a building equally important – that is why we handle the interior design on most of the projects we complete. We go beyond selection of finishes and colors and assist with furniture selection, graphics, signage and have even helped in selecting artwork.
We have the expertise to assist clients in maintaining historic buildings and seeking tax credits for them. We have worked with the Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) that is part of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and serves as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). In addition we have worked with the National Park Service (NPS) which makes the final determination regarding tax credits.
SUSTAINABLE / GREEN BUILDING DESIGN
Having completed LEED certified projects, Sims Architects is experienced in creating energy efficient buildings. We seek to assist clients in saving energy along with being respectful of our environment. Whether it is specifying a geothermal system, instituting a recycling program during construction, or specifying a renewable resource, we believe every project provides at least some opportunities for us to be good stewards of our natural resources.
FEASIBILTY / FACILITIES EVALUATIONS
We can assist you in evaluating your building to determine the feasibility of incorporating your proposed plan. Whether you have an existing building or are looking at a purchase, our preliminary review can address potential ADA issues, code concerns and zoning issues.
Through our team of consultants we oversee the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, site/civil and structural design services required for your project. Our team is familiar with working together and focuses on providing economical solutions that meet the client’s objectives.