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Among Austin architects, Ana D. Gallo, Architect oversees one of the most client-focused architectural firms in Austin, Texas, which provides high-quality architectural and interior architecture services for the Austin area and beyond.

Established in 2001, we are a small client-oriented firm, which produces options and cost savings with a high degree of service. We are known as a client-focused firm that provides high quality architectural and interior architecture services.

Prior to establishing the business, Ana D. Gallo, has had extensive experience in working with State Agencies, School Districts, Developers, and independent clients. A continuing commitment to assisting the client has led to a wide variety of unique and exciting projects including schools, office buildings, conference centers, retail, and single family residential.

No project is too small and the list of services applies accordingly.

The client may select which of the services best fits their needs.

Ana D. Gallo, Architect, provides the following Architectural and Interior Architecture related services:

Pre Design
Review of site features, easement, and setback requirements.
Identify city/state code requirements.
A civil consultant will be hired if further information on a survey, topography, drainage, soil testing, etc. is required.

Preliminary meetings to determine requirements for building square footage and room adjacencies.

The Architect’s design services shall include normal structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services.

Structural Engineering Design
An engineering consultant will design the slab and provide framing layouts. The engineering consultant will seal all structural documents.

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Design
An engineering consultant will design and provide drawings if necessary.

Schematic Design
Provision of documents based on the mutually agreed upon program, schedule and budget. Documents shall establish the conceptual design of the Project illustrating the scale and relationship of the Project components.

The Schematic Design Documents shall include a conceptual site plan, if appropriate, and preliminary building plans, sections and elevations. At the Architect’s option, the Schematic Design Documents may include study models, perspective sketches, electronic modeling or combinations of these media.

Preliminary selection of major building systems and construction materials shall be noted or described.

Coordinate with builder for a Preliminary Cost Estimate.

Design Development
Provision of Documents based on the approved Schematic Design Documents and updated budget.

The Design Development Documents shall illustrate and describe the refinement of the design of the Project, establishing the scope, relationships, forms, size and appearance of the Project by means of plans, sections and elevations, typical construction details, and equipment layouts.

The Design Development Document shall include specifications that identify major materials and systems and establish in general their quality levels.

Construction Documents
Provisions of Construction Documents based on the approved Design Development Documents and updated budget.

The Construction Documents shall set forth in detail the requirements for construction of the Project. The Construction Documents shall include Drawings and Specifications that establish in detail the quality levels of materials and systems required for the Project.

The Documents will likely include the following drawings:

  • Foundation Plan and Details (by structural engineer)
  • Floor Plans
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Site Plan (by civil engineer if necessary)
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Roof Framing Plan and Details (by structural engineer)
  • Building Cross Sections (where applicable)
  • Wall Sections and Exterior Details
  • Interior Plans and Elevations
  • Door and Room Finish Schedules and Details

Bidding and Construction Administration
Obtain final construction cost estimate from builder. During the construction phase periodic observation of the construction process will be provided to assure adherence to the intent of the construction documents. During this process all questions concerning interpretation of documents for the builder/contractor will be answered in a timely manner.

Furniture and fixture selection
Final selection of furniture, fixtures, paint colors etc.

Study Models, Presentation Drawings, 3-D electronic modeling
The use of Study Models aids the design process and helps the Architect communicate to the client ideas that might not be explicit in 2-dimensional drawings.

Typically it adds awareness of size and space adjacencies and helps the client be more involved in the design process.

A finalized electronic model can also aid the builder in providing cost estimates and in the construction process.


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