The Master Architect Model

Centuries ago, architects were responsible for the entire process of building creation.They involved themselves not only in the design of the building, but also the design of the interior components. In some cases, this included everything from furniture to lighting fixtures and custom flooring design.

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The Master Architect model made sense then and it makes sense today, especially with the advent of advanced digital modeling software.Today, Architecttura is able to digitally create virtual buildings in unprecedented detail – so detailed that we are able to precisely estimate material needs, standard labour costs, millwork and much more. Our ability to forecast major cost items allows us to negotiate and manage project costs within much tighter budgets.

By overseeing every aspect of design and construction, we ensure that the finished building faithfully reflects the original design intent, is built in a more streamlined way, and ultimately saves you money.

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As your architects, we understand exactly what you expect from your building. We know why certain design decisions were made. We know what’s important to you. That makes us uniquely qualified to guide the construction process – to make absolutely sure that the final product remains true to your goals and your vision.

It also helps to have a single, intimately informed source of authority for all construction decisions. A one-stop-shop saves time, money and reduces conflicts. It reduces the stress inherent in any building project and gives you peace of mind, knowing that your project is being managed by the people who know it best.

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Architecttura’s sister organization, Parattura, specializes in custom fabrication of parametric building components and systems. This close relationship allows our designers to create radically new, paradigm-shifting components that are optimized for efficient implementation.

The Seven Disciplines of
Our Master Architect Model

Master Architect Model

Life Cycle Management Architectural Design Integrated Engineering Construction Management Parametric Design & Fabrication Urban Planning Interior Design

As Master Architects, Architecttura offers expertise in seven key disciplines that, together, span the entire scope and life cycle of your project. It’s all built upon the unprecedented detail of our DeepDesign 4D modelling. Using advanced technology in game-changing ways is how we build intelligence into everything we do.

New Auto-Inspired Library Taking Shape On Ypres

Construction is well underway at the Optimist Community Centre on Ypres Ave. in Windsor, where a new $2.5-million library branch is being built.

Mayor Drew Dilkens says it’s part of $8-million the City of Windsor is spending on libraries this year.

“Certainly Optimist [Public Library] is a big piece of that puzzle,” he states. “The expansion of Budimir Public Library, which is a very well-used branch of the public library system, is equally as important. And then the preservation of the old fire hall in Sandwich [Town], the John Muir Library.”

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens (left) and Windsor Public Library Board Chair Peter Frise (right) take turns breaking a wall which will eventually become the entrance to the Optimist Public Library from the Optimist Community Centre, March 8, 2017. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Library Board Chair Peter Frise adds that the design of the new Optimist building is unique in that it’ll be made to look like a car garage.  That’s because it will be home to Windsor’s automotive archives.

“Our automotive archives will have nearly 5,000 items in it, including some original design sketches dating back to the 1930s” says Frise. “As well as a huge collection of shop manuals and dealer brochures and things like that.”

The new Optimist Public Library is expected to open this fall.!prettyPhoto