ABA knows that the client’s project experience profoundly affects the satisfaction of the outcome. Hence, ABA’s co-creative approach includes: collaborative planning and documentation; educating clients and guiding them through decision-making challenges; helping clients realize the complexity of their own eco-system; identifying with clients – upfront – values associated with desired outcomes; and reconciling priorities, and alternatives, with clients and stakeholders to minimize surprises. The objective is to create synergy among function, environment, culture, and facilities as the catalyst to sustainable change and a visionary outcome.
After decades of research and experience with project formulation, teambuilding techniques, and systems thinking, ABA has refined a well-structured design and management process. It is an inclusive, client-focused process that begins with evaluating the project from the end forward. This approach helps clarify vision and design strategy; define objectives, stakeholder involvement, communication and approval processes, and other requirements. Specifically, this process is inclusive of the following services:
Having worked on project teams for clients who immediately required specialists in varied disciplines, ABA recognizes that expertise in project data, design, cost, programming, and siting are typical common denominators. Hence, ABA has significantly expanded their role as architects to offer related strategic services that enhance their ability to facilitate complex projects and effectively support clients in vital, new ways. Together with architecture and interior design services, ABA offers expertise in the following areas: