Integrated Services

Making sure that all the moving parts, move together…

The pressures of social, economic and political change have greatly expanded the traditional concept of architectural services. Construction projects have grown so complex in requirements, so huge in scale, and so drawn-out in the actual construction process, that anything which affects the planning or design cannot be ignored. Building on over 60 years of experience and thousands of completed projects, NSA has developed a wide range of expanded services available to clients, all intended to ensure an entirely successful project.

Architecture 

NSA’s highly experienced professional staff is committed to producing appropriate and effective results in architecture, master planning, and land use planning. We use state-of-the-art expertise and technologies, employ a thorough analysis and apply intensive design inquiry in the pursuit of comprehensive and thoughtful design solutions. The strength of our project management methodology, which focuses on the clients’ needs, assures adherence to project performance requirements, schedules, and budgets.

Design

At NSA, we believe great design starts with listening; we are here to be problem solvers. From concept through design development through construction, our design team creates inspired environments. By asking the right questions and understanding our client’s goals and needs, a true collaboration results in innovative, original projects. Combining beautiful aesthetics and function, our goal is to exceed our client’s expectations and create spaces that transform a sense of place for its owners, users, and community.

Engineering 

Since 1960, our professionals have provided expertise on numerous, major multimillion dollar projects.  We partner with some of the best engineering professionals to provide our clients with the highest quality engineering services available in the construction industry.

Our objective is to service both the project and the needs of the client as necessary to provide the best possible engineering solutions and to ensure quality construction and proper implementation of such solutions.

Interior Design

Interior Design is more than creating a “pretty place”, yes, our goal is to create a visually pleasing environment but it also needs to be flexible, sustainable, and inspiring, our goal is to imprint our client’s brand and culture into the built environment while still addressing the functional needs of the space.

NSA’s experienced professional Interior Design Team works closely with our clients; we help determine their needs in order to create architecturally pleasing appropriate interior spaces for Senior Living, Corporate Office, Manufacturing, Government, Hospitality, Educational and Telecommunication Markets.

Planning 

Through processes and methodologies developed by key leaders of NSA, we are able to provide complete planning services for public and private clients. We use collaborative forums, information gathering techniques, and interactive design charrettes to analyze the conditions and requirements of the space taking into account the technological, socio-cultural, economic, and sustainability of the design.

Programming

We understand the critical importance programming has in the budgeting, design and construction process and ultimately, the successful long-term operation of a facility.  It is with this understanding that we have developed a highly collaborative programming process using on-site workshops and real-time computer simulation of qualitative and quantitative criteria.

3D Technology

An image speaks a thousand words and at NSA, we have plenty to say. As technology evolves, it ferries imagination closer to reality; never has this been more evident than the advances in 3D modeling. 3D modeling has changed the presentation world of architecture designs. It allows us to figuratively pull out the multi-dimensional images from a mental planned concept and paint them on paper. The experience of going through a 3D model is not only more compelling but engages our clients in ways not previously available. By giving our clients a virtual tour of their construction projects, the design becomes more vivid, solid, it also allows us to quickly check whether a new plan is viable or check how small changes to the design would look.

Project Management

NSA’s organizes through a Quality Management System (QMS), which is based upon ISO Standards. It is a proactive management system which identifies continuous improvement opportunities. The strength of our project management procedures methodology focuses on the clients’ needs, assures adherence to performance requirements, tracks schedules and evaluates budgets. The project’s key phases, Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documents, Bid/Award, and Construction Administration follow established procedures and work instructions. We ensure that every project receives the direct attention of a Principal of the Firm.

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Building Redesign

Architecture

NSA’s highly experienced professional staff is committed to producing appropriate and effective results in architecture, master planning, and land use planning. We use state-of-the-art expertise and technologies, employ a thorough analysis and apply intensive design inquiry in the pursuit of comprehensive and thoughtful design solutions. The strength of our project management methodology, which focuses on the clients’ needs, assures adherence to project performance requirements, schedules, and budgets.

  • Feasibility Study
  • Renovations & Additions
  • Master Planning
  • Building Code Studies
  • Building Code Evaluation
  • Budget/Probable Cost Analysis
  • Architectural Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Bidding and Award
  • Administrative Supervision
  • Field Inspection

Design

At NSA, we believe great design starts with listening; we are here to be problem solvers. From concept through design development through construction, our design team creates inspired environments. By asking the right questions and understanding our client’s goals and needs, a true collaboration results in innovative, original projects. Combining beautiful aesthetics and function, our goal is to exceed our client’s expectations and create spaces that transform a sense of place for its owners, users, and community.

Engineering

Since 1960, our professionals have provided expertise on numerous, major multimillion dollar projects.  We partner with some of the best engineering professionals to provide our clients with the highest quality engineering services available in the construction industry.

Our objective is to service both the project and the needs of the client as necessary to provide the best possible engineering solutions and to ensure quality construction and proper implementation of such solutions. All of our engineers use state-of-the-art computer software and have knowledge of the latest building codes.  All of our design drawings are generated using the latest CAD technology.  We are dedicated to providing quality service by closely following project objectives, maintaining client contact, and most importantly by paying special attention to detail.

  • Bid/Construction Documents
  • Building Commissioning
  • Code Research and Review
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Observation
  • Energy and Life Cycle Cost Studies
  • Program Needs Assessment
  • Systems Design

Interior Design

Interior Design is more than creating a “pretty place”, yes, our goal is to create a visually pleasing environment but it also needs to be flexible, sustainable, and inspiring, our goal is to imprint our client’s brand and culture into the built environment while still addressing the functional needs of the space. NSA’s experienced professional Interior Design Team works closely with our clients; we help determine their needs in order to create architecturally pleasing appropriate interior spaces for Senior Living, Corporate Office, Manufacturing, Government, Hospitality, Educational and Telecommunication Markets.

  • Space Planning
  • Finishes Selection
  • Interior Renovations
  • Custom Millwork Design
  • Furniture Selection and Procurement
  • Database Management

Planning

Through processes and methodologies developed by key leaders of NSA, we are able to provide complete planning services for public and private clients. We use collaborative forums, information gathering techniques, and interactive design charrettes to analyze the conditions and requirements of the space taking into account the technological, socio-cultural, economic, and sustainability of the design.

  • Project Programming
  • Site Selection
  • Site Plan Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Conceptual Design and Planning
  • Future Expansion Analysis
  • Community Entitlement Processing

Programming

We understand the critical importance programming has in the budgeting, design and construction process and ultimately, the successful long-term operation of a facility.  It is with this understanding that we have developed a highly collaborative programming process using on-site workshops and real-time computer simulation of qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Led by our experienced team of architects, designers, and engineers, we involve the client’s management and user groups, along with specialized consulting professionals in a process proven on projects of diverse size and technical complexity.

3D Technology

An image speaks a thousand words and at NSA, we have plenty to say. As technology evolves, it ferries imagination closer to reality; never has this been more evident than the advances in 3D modeling. 3D modeling has changed the presentation world of architecture designs. It allows us to figuratively pull out the multi-dimensional images from a mental planned concept and paint them on paper. The experience of going through a 3D model is not only more compelling but engages our clients in ways not previously available. By giving our clients a virtual tour of their construction projects, the design becomes more vivid, solid, it also allows us to quickly check whether a new plan is viable or check how small changes to the design would look.

Project Management

NSA’s organizes through a Quality Management System (QMS), which is based upon ISO Standards. It is a proactive management system which identifies continuous improvement opportunities. The strength of our project management procedures methodology focuses on the clients’ needs, assures adherence to performance requirements, tracks schedules and evaluates budgets. The project’s key phases, Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documents, Bid/Award, and Construction Administration follow established procedures and work instructions. We ensure that every project receives the direct attention of a Principal of the Firm.