Design is fundamentally a creative process.
Every project design is unique and variable, though the process by which it is created can be diagrammed by a feedback loop. KBZ facilitates communication between the design team members and develops the documentation to make their ideas become reality. We start with the State Education Code (Title V) Standards for School Facilities:
1. Evolves from Education program
2. Master-planned for maximum enrollment
3. Located on a site meeting section 14010
4. Designed for comfort and work efficiency
5. Designed to require a practical minimum maintenance
6. Designed per building code
7. Designed and engineered with flexibility to accommodate future needs
KBZ’s goal is always to exceed the standards.
We work with stakeholders to determine all of their needs through exchanges of information; face-to-face meetings, workshops, design presentations during all phases of design; programming through construction documents. We fill what we believe are gaps in the design review process, which usually exempt public education projects from the local planning, architectural design board and local building department reviews. We take very seriously the project’s potential impacts on the schools neighbors and the community at large. We hold voluntary community meetings for the review of our designs. They must meet the standard of consensus approval.