Design is all about place.  It's the combination of all elements of space...the path up to the entry, the subtle ambient light peering out over a finely detailed light valance, the background noise of the production room, a conversation with friends, the texture on the wall.

But how do you get from here to there?

Start at Square One.

With more than 30 years of experience in the commercial design/build industry and extensive knowledge of building codes, entitlement triumphs, adaptive reuse and commercial retrofit, we help clients navigate through the complex process of permitting with thoughtful design solutions that meet the client's budget and time constraints.

Design Focus:

  • Commercial Retrofit & Tenant Improvements
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Entitlement & Zoning Challenges
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SQUARE ONE ARCHITECTURE, INC.   -   671 Via Alondra Ave., Suite 811-A   -   Camarillo, CA 93012   -   805.482.9000


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WHAT IS BOMA?

Building Owners and Managers Association.  It is a method to identify the 'rentable' square footage of your building using 'Load factor".

"Load factor" is a term that refers to the method of calculating the total monthly rent costs to a commercial tenant.  It combines usable square footage in addition to a percentage of the square feet of common areas that the tenant is expected to benefit from.  These can include restrooms, lobbies, elevators, stairwells, and common hallways.  

The Load factor calculations start with identifying the difference between usable and rentable square feet.  Usable square footage is the area the tenant actually, and solely, occupies.  Other tenants do not have access to this space.  The common areas are not part of their usable square feet because they're not the exclusive lessee of these areas.  This is an often overlooked percentage that would be added to the lease.

 
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WHAT IS BIM?

Building Information Modeling.  It is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.

 
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WHAT IS IPD?

Integrated Project Delivery. Projects slow down and costs increase when project participants hunker down to protect their own interests.  Learning to huddle instead of hunkering is at the core of IPD. It goes without saying that problems will arise with any project. What we do when they arise is what makes the difference between project success and failure.  The instinct to "HUNKER DOWN" is do strong in the design & construction community  that, out of all nonfarm  industries, it alone has decreased in productivity since 1964,  Our IPD approach obligates the parties involved (Owner, Designer, Contractor) to "HUDDLE vs. "HUNKER".  It also places emphasis and the most energy during the planning stages instead of 'working out the details in the field'.  The planning phase is when the ability to impact cost and schedule is the highest and cost of changes the lowest.  This results is significant savings in time and money, since the construction & design teams can work out the details in virtual reality during design phase instead of the more costly construction phase.

 
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WHAT IS VAPC?

ValueAdded Planning Consultation.  Making decisions based on faulty information can have innumerable consquences.  Before you sign a lease, get the trusted information that you need with a ValueAdded Planning Consultation.  

The old saying goes "you get what you pay for".  Free advice may sound attractive on the surface but it is not always accurate or trustworthy since it is not based on the fats from any due-diligence investigation but rather similar" projects in the past.  Mission critical decisions require input that is based on your project, not someone else or someplace else.  We provide pre-design investigations and reports as a service or a nominal fee that will allow you to plan and make decisions with confidence.

 
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WHAT IS TPD?

Total Project Delivery.  Designing beyond the Box means we have the resources to carry your project from conception to creation.  Learn more about our design/build and construction management resources.