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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.

How the Master Architect model still makes sense today. Read more

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.

How managing construction ensures a better build. Read more

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.

How parametrics open new doors of creative opportunity. Read more

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.

Work on new Windsor library branch at Optimist Community Centre ahead of schedule

An artist's conception of the completed Windsor Public Library branch at the Optimist Community Centre on Ypres Avenue.
An artist’s conception of the completed Windsor Public Library branch at the Optimist Community Centre on Ypres Avenue. COURTESY OF FORTIS GROUP

Visions of the newest branch of the Windsor Public Library are on their way to becoming a reality at the Optimist Community Centre — where city officials hammered a hole in a wall on Wednesday.

Work on the new branch at 1075 Ypres Ave., is so far ahead of schedule that it should open before its tentative ready date of January 2018.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens was among those who took a couple of ceremonious swings with a sledgehammer to a wall at the community centre that will eventually become the entrance to the new library.

Described as a “21st-century facility,” the branch will have 6,500 square feet of space — enough room for an estimated 22,000 items of print, audio, video and multilingual resources.

The branch will also have public computers, free Wi-Fi, study space and more

The decor will have “a distinctly automotive theme,” and the Windsor Public Library’s 4,600-item automotive archive will be housed at the location.

The estimated value of the project is $2.46 million.

Dan Amicone of Architecttura Inc. designed the new branch, and Fortis Group is handling construction.

Library board chair Peter Frise said the project is a continuation of the library’s unprecedented changes in order to remain sustainable in the city.

“This iconic facility is a building to which our community will want to return again and again,” Frise said.

dchen@postmedia.com

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens (left) and Windsor Public Library board chairman Peter Frise swing sledgehammers on a wall at the Optimist Community Centre on March 8, 2017. The centre will be the location of a new branch of the Windsor Public Library.
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, left, and Windsor Public Library board chairman Peter Frise swing sledgehammers on a wall at the Optimist Community Centre on March 8, 2017. The centre will be the location of a new branch of the Windsor Public Library. COURTESY OF THE CITY OF WINDSOR