We create more than Stuctures. We create Relationships.
At Community Planning & Architectural Associates (CPAA), we pride ourselves on being in more than just the design business. We are also in the service business. That simple distinction permeates every aspect of our philosophy and methods. It is important to us to not only design an outstanding property or custom home, but to also design that property or custom home to your exact specifications. To do that we focus on the most crucial aspect of our process, you.
Exceptional service leads to exceptional results.
The proof of CPAA’s commitment to you is embodied within our Exceptional Service Process or ESP. While our process is an in-depth sequence of events, nearly 80 steps in all, it’s function couldn’t be simpler: to determine, in-depth and at length, what you want to accomplish. CPAA starts every project with a meeting strictly focused on you. We help you determine what you want to have designed, your goals, your ultimate wish list, the project budget, and the project schedule. All before we begin your design.
Our process guides you and your project from start to completion, and beyond. Throughtout the process a sophisticated system of checks and balances continually monitors your project’s progress. With CPAA’s process, you will always know where you and your project stand. Adjustments are made along the way to insure the results you seek. Exceptional Service Process……..Exceptional Results.
Strategic Planning: Our experienced team helps the client create their strategic plans for their developments. We have experience with all components of strategic planning, from finding appropriate sites, working on financing solutions, market studies, construction cost, agency approvals, and all related components of these complex projects.
Master Planning: We have master planned projects from North to South along the Eastern Seaboard. Some notable ones are, The Research Triangle Park, Tega Kay, Charleston Historic Preservation Plan, Wolf Laurel, as well as various towns and cities.
Facility Management Planning: After projects are constructed CPAA helps set-up processes for the managing entity to properly maintain these sometimes vast campuses. Our prior experience with various types of projects has given us the ability to have accurate cost data for these services. Our extensive data base of actual operating cost, including replacement, allows for accurate forecasting of future expenses.
Commercial Architecture: CPAA has experience in all types of design for commercial construction. For over twenty years one of our major markets has been retirement communities. We have designed many projects in the Southeast that include healthcare, assisted living, and independent living structures.
Residential Architecture: CPAA has designed and managed the construction of many luxury homes in various locations in the southeast. While we have received numerous design awards for our work we are most proud of our relationships with our clients. Visit client comments to review some of their thoughts on our abilities.
Commercial Landscape Design: CPAA has vast experience designing all types of commercial landscaping projects. These include office buildings, retail centers, banks, and town centers.
Residential Landscape Design: All of CPAA’s custom house designs incorporate the skills of our excellent landscape architects. Their ability to connect the architectural theme to the site is outstanding. This experience also insures that proper drainage and other site engineering issues are handled in the most professional manner.
Miscellaneous Landscape Design: CPAA’s landscape architects have been involved in many award winning projects. These include healing gardens for the healthcare market, town center gardens and parks.
Commercial Interior Design: CPAA has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial interior design. We have designed interiors for many of the areas premier buildings, including banks, office buildings, and retail space.
Residential Interior Design: As designers of numerous luxury custom homes our interior designers have the experience and the contacts to deliver the highest level of interior solutions. We have partnered with some of the most respected craftsman in the area to insure excellent results from the start.
Miscellaneous Interior Design: Our interior design services also include various other types of interior design projects. We have designed many model home complexes for golf communities. Another major type of project we work in is retirement communities. We have over 20 years experience designing interiors for all types of senior communities. We know the codes, the regulations, and the issues associated with this type of project.
Renderings: Architectural renderings have long been architect’s way to communicate a design to the client. CPAA utilizes leading 3D modeling and animation software to produce photo-realistic images of our projects. These images are used not only for final presentations and marketing collateral, but throughout the design process to assist the designer and client to visualize the design.
Animations: CPAA produces animated walk-thrus and fly-bys of projects for use in multi-media presentations and marketing.
Photography: Using professional quality digital cameras in house, CPAA documents all our projects. Digital photography is also used in conjunction with our 3D modeling to produce before and after images of projects for architectural review boards, city councils and other governing bodies.
Marketing Materials: Pulling from all our graphic services, CPAA will produce for you brochures and related collateral to interactive multi-media presentations and CD’s. CPAA can fill most any of your marketing material needs.