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FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY

Institute of Fine Arts and Architecture






ARCHITECTURAL FIRM
A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO
ARCHITECT MELODIA RAMOS SAMPAN

BY

SANTIAGO, DOTE
PALOMIQUE, RUTH IRISH A.
BAUTISTA, BETTY
BANIQUED, AVE JANINE
DASCO, TRIXIE ANNE


IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR THE FINAL TERM
IN PROPRAC, 2
ND
SEMESTER 2013-2014
FEBRUARY 2014
ABSTRACT


ARCHITECTURAL FIRM
RESEARCH


Santiago, Dote
Palomique, Ruth Irish A.
Bautista, Betty
Baniqued, Ave Janine
Dasco, Trixie Anne


BS Architecture: IARFA-FEU
Professor: Arch. Melodia R. Sampan
March, 2014 ____ Pages















ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is research about Architectural firms. The second aim is to
provide an overview of the research about the different kinds of process that happens within
the firm. This document shows our goals and objectives. And it also aims to get a better
knowledge about firms, on how it works, deal with clients, proposals and etc. The different
branch that exists in firms.








CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION
An architecture firm is a company which specializes in providing architectural
services to clients. Such firms typically hire architects along with support staff who help the
architects do their jobs, and they may be part of a larger company which handles many
aspects of the design and construction process, from contracting to interior decorating. Small
firms may include one or two architects working together, while big companies can hire
hundreds or thousands of people, sometimes spread out across multiple offices.
BACKGROUND
Many firms have an underlying philosophy or mission statement which dictates the
kinds of jobs that it takes. For example, a firm might focus on residential architecture, which
involves the design of residences such as homes, or the company might be interested in
industrial architecture such as that used for factories and other manufacturing facilities.
Clients may also associate the firm with a specific style of architecture, such as Modern
architecture, and some firms rely heavily on a noted architect who helms the company.
A typical architecture firm provides a range of design services, from drawing up plans
for a remodel to providing ground-up design of a structure for a client. Architectural
drawings can also be drafted for project proposals and community endeavors, to show
members of the public or a company how a project would look if it was realized. In addition
to drafting, an architecture firm can also build models and consult with contractors and other
building professionals to accomplish projects.
Architects are critical members of the building team, because they are responsible for
developing the fundamental design, look, and feel of a structure. In many regions,
architectural drawings must be filed with permit applications, making the architect's services
very necessary for people who want to do work legally. Architects can also be consulted over
the course of a job as conditions change and adjustments need to be made to the original
design.
Work at an architecture firm can be quite varied, although many employees develop
their own areas of expertise, such as renovations, single family residences, or secured
facilities. A spirit of cooperation is often vitally important, as architects need to work with
lots of different people in the course of their work, and they must also be able to
communicate clearly, and to easily interpret communications from other people. Lost
information in the planning stages can result in costly mistakes, and a good architecture firm
should be able to prevent such problems with a skilled team of employees.

ARCHITECTURAL GOAL
Creation of unique and innovative design solutions that respond to each client's
aesthetic and budgetary needs.
Providing our clients with a growing knowledge base and technical skills that reflect
the latest developments in the construction and building industry.
Prompt and timely delivery of consistently high quality products and services.
A professional ethic that supports honesty, integrity, accountability and respect
among and for our clients, colleagues, community, and environment.

ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTIVES & STRATEGIES
CREATIVE DESIGN - seeking practical, but innovative design solutions that
encompass both aesthetics and function while reconsidering the way people use and
appreciate space.
TECHNICAL CRAFT - exploring the creative use of products and materials in our
projects and striving to constantly expand our professional knowledge base and skill
set.
TEAMWORK - collaborating respectfully with clients and professionals in the design
and construction industry.
Whether the challenges consist of finding disruptive growth opportunities, navigating
organizational dynamics, designing the business model, defining the path to market or
all of the above, our business expertise ensures design that delivers tangible top line
value.
Our clients face complex business challenges. They are among the worlds most
ambitious companies so thats no surprise. Not to them and not to us. Our solutions to
those challenges are often equally complex in substance.
Business and design belong together. Call it design thinking or business thinking,
weve realized that the business of design is business.

B.A.T.I.D. Architectural Firm
BATID Architects seeks to deliver a unique design aesthetic that employs design and
materials in creative and unconventional ways. The firm's emphasis on teamwork permeates
all aspects of BATID Architects' work, from client relations to design.
Our goal is to provide architectural and design services in the context of exceptionally strong
and rewarding interpersonal client relationships.
As a firm, we are committed to and strive for:
Creation of unique and innovative design solutions that respond to each
client's aesthetic and budgetary needs.
Providing our clients with a growing knowledge base and technical skills that
reflect the latest developments in the construction and building industry.
Prompt and timely delivery of consistently high quality products and services.
A professional ethic that supports honesty, integrity, accountability and
respect among and for our clients, colleagues, community, and environment.
BATID Architects is a growing architectural design studio offering highly
personalized design services to individuals building or modifying single-family
residences, real estate developers, and businesses seeking creative design solutions for
their built environment.
Betty Bautista, Ave Baniqued, Trixie Dasco, Irish Palomique and Dote Santiago
founded BATID Architects in 2011 with the goal of fostering a professional
atmosphere that respects the value and experience the architect brings to the design
process while thoughtfully addressing the needs of each clients.
This philosophy permeates our portfolio and benefits everyone:
Clients receive a responsive, well-considered product that exceeds their
expectations
Members of our firm enjoy an intellectually challenging, professionally
rewarding design environment
Neighborhoods reap the rewards of buildings that will have a positive impact
on their communities for years to come
FIRM FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
WE SERVE OUR CLIENTS by encouraging a fully collaborative environment
between owners, architects, and other design and building professionals built on
mutual respect for the talents each party brings to a project.
WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES by providing them with a creative studio-based
atmosphere and opportunities that allow them to realize their full potential as design
professionals and bring their expertise to each project with confidence and pride.
WE GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY through public speaking and volunteer
activities, as well as through pro bono work.
GOALS
CREATIVE DESIGN - seeking practical, but innovative design solutions that
encompass both aesthetics and function while reconsidering the way people use and
appreciate space.
TECHNICAL CRAFT - exploring the creative use of products and materials in our
projects and striving to constantly expand our professional knowledge base and skill
set.
TEAMWORK - collaborating respectfully with clients and professionals in the design
and construction industry.
OUR COMPANY PORTFOLIO
RESIDENTIAL
Whether you're building an addition to your single-family home or pursuing
a multi-unit development, our staff has the breadth and experience to meet
your project needs.
COMMERCIAL
Our commercial portfolio is diverse, representing a wide range of styles and
design solutions. Beautiful spaces that respond to the unique needs of each
client are our hallmark.
DEVELOPERS
BATID Architects is an active participant in Philippine's housing boom and
has successfully completed numerous condominium conversion projects
around the city for our developer clients. Our projects have been known for
their efficient layouts, intelligent design, and floor plans that generate sales
long before construction begins!
OUR STRATEGY
Whether the challenges consist of finding disruptive growth opportunities, navigating
organizational dynamics, designing the business model, defining the path to market or
all of the above, our business expertise ensures design that delivers tangible top line
value.
Our clients face complex business challenges. They are among the worlds most
ambitious companies so thats no surprise. Not to them and not to us. Our solutions to
those challenges are often equally complex in substance.
Business and design belong together. Call it design thinking or business thinking,
weve realized that the business of design is business.

CLIENT SERVICES
We strive to provide our clients with the best possible design, as well as convenience.
On this page you'll find links that will allow you to
Make a Payment using your credit card or your bank account
peruse Design Resources for your project
use our referral list to find Trade Professionals for your project such as
General Contractors
Interior Designers
Structural Engineers
Landscape Architects
Realtors - Commercial
Realtors - Residential