STYLE AND GRACE
Optimal design solutions lie at the intersection of user needs, existing conditions, and available resources. We search within that intersection for the design which best meets our client’s needs.
We bring beauty into the world. Form, proportion, scale, arrangement, materials and systems all contribute to the final design. Careful tuning of these attributes results in pleasing additions to the built environment.
We build structures which last. Quality materials carefully assembled yield robust design solutions. Consideration of the environmental impacts and analysis of lifecycle costs of materials and systems are part of our green building approach.
We find design solutions which work. Careful analysis of programmatic needs, exploration of alternative spatial arrangements, and anticipation of future requirements are key components of our design process. Integration of mechanical and electrical components adds to the functional whole.
FEATURED COMMERCIAL WORK
MARYLOU BATTVice President of Administration / Lesley University
“Thank you everyone for delivering a wonderful building. Happy Thanksgiving hope you enjoy family and friends."
GRAIG GARRETT/ Winchester Boat Club
“Fantastic job this weekend at the Charrette, I feel like we received a lot of direction and ideas from the membership.”
Marshall W. White/ White Builders Inc.
We recently completed a complex, fast-paced institutional renovation project with Harrison Mulhern Architects. Throughout the process Chris and his team proved to be knowledgeable, responsive, and easy to work with. They understood intuitively when to demand strict adherence to the design and when deviation from the proposed plan was necessary accommodate existing conditions. We look forward to continuing our relationship with HMA, as their thoughtful designs and collaborative approach allow us to build to our full potential and ensure that our clients will be satisfied at project end.
We Do It All
Who We Work With
Our architecture firm works closely with developers to create the program brief for current or future development sites. At Harrison Mulhern, we believe local knowledge is crucial for program development in the Greater Boston area. Using our expertise, we research zoning and codes, as these laws and regulations will constrain your site design and development. Our architects then evaluate alternative properties to help you make project feasibility decisions. We collaborate with marketing and real estate professionals to create a program tailored to your property. Zoning and codes, market analysis, program development and site conditions are all taken into consideration as we explore various site designs and arrangements. Using two and three dimensional tools, we evaluate options and find the design solution that is most feasible for your program and property. As we develop the design, we use architectural drawings, 3-D modeling and video walk-throughs to communicate with the building team. Clear, complete and coordinated drawings help streamline the construction process. As construction proceeds, we can prepare graphic materials to help market your development. To complete the development process, we also provide condominium documents and as-built plans to assist the legal team in conveying your property.
For established real estate developments, we work with building owners to enhance current properties and increase leasing activity. Our design team creates marketing plans for your development, complete with building photographs, lease plans and architectural drawings to help convince potential tenants to lease your space. We prepare gross, net and rentable area computations to maximize your return. We meet with prospective tenants to further understand their space requirements and prepare fit plans for individual spaces, meeting office, laboratory, manufacturing and storage needs. As properties evolve, building owners look to our architects and designers to develop interior and exterior design improvements, as they seek to enhance properties or re-position them in the marketplace. Engineers work with us as we plan systems upgrades and equipment replacement programs, providing proper equipment selection and documentation. For the final touches, building owners can also utilize our expertise for choosing colors, furniture, and finish materials. With a full menu of commercial architecture and interior design services, Harrison Mulhern Architects helps building owners keep pace with an ever-changing marketplace.
Tenants can look to our architects for planning and implementing changes to their individual spaces. We meet with user groups to understand a tenant’s existing space usage, collaborate with management to project future building needs, and synthesize this data into a forward thinking and practical program for your leased space. Working with real estate professionals, we evaluate alternative locations and prepare fit plans to test promising sites. We verify lease plans and validate proposed landlord amenities as we develop detailed plans for construction and coordinate the engineering effort needed for the space alterations. Our architectural design firm assists with interior design schemes, helping to select finish materials and colors for your space, while focusing on green architecture and sustainability. During construction, we monitor the project’s progress to assure compliance with the design documents and verify payments to contractors. Furniture, accessories and signage designs round out the package of architecture services for each new tenant space.
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