Architecture for Harris+Smith is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures. Both the process and product of planning and designing space reflect functional, social, and aesthetic considerations. Our design process requires manipulating and coordinating material, technology, light, and shadow. Our approach will comprise all design activities from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level
(construction details and furniture).
Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. Our solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive.
Our Designs are created in response to and coordinated with the principles of environmental sustainability and psychology.
As planners of the urban environment, Harris+Smith understands the international debate concerning the backlash against excessive human-made clutter in the visual environment. Our planning considers urban character, local identity, respect for heritage, pedestrians, traffic, utilities, and natural resources hazards. Our Planners can help manage the growth of cities, applying tools like zoning and growth management to manage land uses.
Facility management is an interdisciplinary approach in our firm primarily devoted to maintaining and caring for our client's physical assets. We coordinate and oversee the safe, secure, and environmentally sound operations and maintenance of your assets in a cost-effective manner aimed at long-term preservation of the asset value and the satisfactory delivery of facility-related services to the "end-user satisfaction." This is both our goal and a measure of performance.
Program management is managing change on behalf of our clients to improve your organization's project performance. We understand the concept of Systems Engineering. And apply this understanding to our style of program management. The value of having Harris+Smith as your manager is our ability to exploit economies of scale and reduce your coordination costs and risks. We manage the integration process and structure our program around your organizational structure and culture.