Firm Information

 

The principal architect personally attends to all phases of your projects. He is your prime contact and will attend all client meetings. The architect is also the principal designer for all projects and personally supervises the production of all construction documents.

 

We have been using the Revit program since 2006, which is an excellent program for design review for both the architect and client. We have the ability to walk through the interior and around the exterior with a virtual camera, virtual reality on the screen. If you are a client or a future client, we would like an opportunity to give you a demonstration.

 

The principal architect’s personal experience is quite broad based from his many years in practice. Marvin has been a general practitioner in architecture having experience in many different categories of buildings in both large and small projects. The small projects receive the same attention as the larger projects. Our engineering consultants have vast experience in a wide variety of building types and we have a long history and good working relationship with them.

 

We have no stock design style prevalent from project to project. Each project is solved for the needs of the client’s program and the context of the site, without preconceived ideas in order to determine the best solution for the project.

 

We offer architectural services from site selection, pre-design services, color presentation renderings, architectural design, construction documents, facilitation of agency approvals and construction administration.

 

The principal architect personally attends to all levels of project work and you will find that he is very accessible and responsive to your needs.

Quality Control & BIM Software
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The firm uses Revit, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software program, which allows for rapid drawing production and excellent quality control: The design is modeled into the computer and the drawings are an output of the building model from various views to represent plans, elevations, etc. Any adjustment to a building element is then represented consistently throughout the plan set. Design changes become non-stressful.

 

The BIM program is a powerful tool to improve information sharing and collaboration between consultants and client who have the expertise. When the design process is complete, the three dimensional model may be converted to DWF drawings for archival purposes and the client may use the BIM model for facility management.

 

Bio

Marvin Armstrong: Owner/Principal Project Architect, Contract Administrator

 

  • California Registered Architect, C-15144, 1984
     

  • Education: Bachelor of Architecture,  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1981
     

  • Mr. Armstrong was raised in the San Joaquin valley and educated at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

 

  • Mr. Armstrong has over thirty years of experience in architectural planning and design including façade improvements, and public art.

  • Marvin Armstrong has managed a diversified architecture practice since 1987 in Hanford, moving to Fresno in 2006. Much of his practice is in service on public projects - parks, art and community centers, city and county public facilities.  He also has a significant list of business and corporate clients and public school work in the Fresno and Kings County areas.

 

  • Professional Affiliation:  Board Member - American Institute of Architects, San Joaquin (AIASJ),
     

  • Community Affiliation:  member – Fig Tree Gallery, founding member – Clay Hand Studios

Logo Design

The logo was a design project by the architect. The origins of the logo evolved from the compass, a traditional symbol of drafting and a necessary tool for every architect before the days of computer aided drafting (CAD). The compass symbol evolved into a human form with a similarity to the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci. In this case the pose to describe the circle is used inside the square. The red square is borrowed from Frank Lloyd Wright who used it to frame his signature on sketches and on his buildings as a ceramic tile. The result is a symbolic human figure inside a red square and represents the human form as the fundamental building block and the relationship of architecture to mankind.

 

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