Services & Process

Project development from start to finish

Warren Johnson Architects can handle your entire project – from the initial site visit and construction documents, to client, consultant, and vendor coordination throughout the entire process. Our goal is to achieve a smooth process for each project. A variety of the services we offer is below.

  • Schematic Design

    The Schematic Design Phase establishes the project requirements, and general scope of work for the project. Rough preliminary design plans, or schematics, will be prepared to define the requirements for the project.

  • Design Development

    The design development stage works out greater detail of the initial schematic design, with a clear and distinct description of various functions including Architectural, Plumbing, Electrical systems, etc.

  • Construction Documents

    These documents establish the detailed requirements of the project’s construction, including Drawings and Specifications–written requirements for materials, equipment, and other necessities. The completion of Construction Documents provides sufficient information to receive contractor bids and secure permits.

  • Bidding & Negotiation

    Warren Johnson Architects can assist the client in receiving and awarding contractor bids based on the Construction Documents established. We also have significant experience with the negotiation process–allowing the client to obtain the most favorable terms for their project and budget.

  • Construction Administration

    We have all the necessary resources to oversee the project’s construction and, on the client’s behalf, ensure conformity to what has been previously outlined for the project. Our continued relationship with many vendors and experts allows us to deliver everything needed to fully complete a project.

  • Permit Process

    We provide services for the various municipal building permit requirements and precesses allowing for securing of building permits. For the City of Chicago we are approved as a “self-certification” architect for this accelerated permit process. We were one of the first architects to start up this permit process and were invited by the City Dept. of Buildings to participate in this program at the start-up.

  • Areas of Services and Licenses

    We are licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, Washington D.C, and Minnesota.