How We Work
How We Work
FAAS is a collaborative studio that employs three principle processes into the delivery of projects: rational analytics, harmonics, and big data.
Rational Analytics is the process of exploring, developing, and implementing project information. Our team determines project parameters by gathering contextual data and performing a critical review of the resultant research. The assembled information presents a resource to mine for unforeseen design opportunities.
Only through the harmonized coordination of all the various aspects of design, engineering, management, and construction may a project be expected to reach its maximum potential. Each component requires mastery in order to conduct the whole into something greater than the sum of its parts. FAAS utilizes the concept of harmonics as an architectural process to encourage both established and emergent elements to guide the design and delivery of projects.
Data as methodology. Using vast stores of information to discover correlations, anticipate outcomes, and create increasingly more accurate decision-making matrices for design and construction.
FAAS believes that effective, strong, and clear project management is the key to successful project realization. The office is built around the concept that project structure is the most important tool for success.
Our office utilizes distinct project management strategies to achieve project realization. James Andalis and Michael Farrar, as experienced and skilled project managers, provide strong leadership, accountability, and quality control.
FAAS is a full service architectural firm that can provide complete design, technical and construction services.
Our firm has extensive knowledge in a variety of sectors, with special attention paid to infrastructure, residential, and pre-design work.
FAAS utilizes a creative design process tailored to each project that comes through the office. Regular collaboration, team discussion, and research result in innovative, fresh, and exciting design solutions.
FAAS personnel have garnered significant experience in the construction industry and, as such, can provide invaluable support throughout the construction phase of a project.
FAAS also has experience as owner’s representatives, providing oversight, reporting, and support to the construction team while ensuring that the interests of the client are met.
FAAS provides many pre-design and construction studies that are prudent and necessary for project success.
We provide services such as land use re-designation, zoning review, project marketing material, building assessment review, and stakeholder engagement processes.
FAAS experts are able to provide feasibility studies for projects, varying in scope and detail from initial site assessment to full concept design packages with project pro forma review.
The people at FAAS Architecture have extensive experience designing + building in the residential industry. Our project experience ranges from modest single family dwellings, to large multiphase developments. The work includes mixed use projects providing commercial and live work spaces within residential developments. We provide services starting at site assessment and feasibility studies, through marketing and permitting to construction completion.
The FAAS office strongly believes that all projects have the opportunity to positively contribute to the urban environment. As such, have a dedication to engaging with those projects related to the urban infrastructure network. Our portfolio includes successfully delivered projects as diverse as active pedestrian bridges, transit stations, airport facilities and waste and recycling services.
COMM. + INSTI.
The market sectors of commercial and institutional design are well known to the people at FAAS. We have been engaging and providing valuable services to groups such as private retail and commercial owners, spiritual organizations, post-secondary institutions as well as regional municipalities. We have comprehensive knowledge of the administrative processes and stakeholder engagement typical of project development for these sectors.
The people at FAAS have been providing our clients with many facets of services related to work undertaken in the pre.design phases of project development. We are knowledgable professionals in the areas of master planning and urban design, site and building assessments, feasibility and proforma studies as well as conceptual design development.