Welcome to Dean Mendez Architect, P.C.
An Architectural practice based in Long Island City, New York with a current focus on interior renovations of homes.
Dean Mendez, Founder, is an Architect licensed in the State of New York.
Mr. Mendez has over twenty years' experience in the field and has worked in a diverse array of projects for both home and office properties.
For Mr. Mendez, the appeal of Home Architecture is characterized by the unique personal relationships that form between the Architect and client as they collaborate to create a space or home that will reflect the clients' self expression and comfort.
Mr. Mendez is committed to helping his clients turn their vision into reality through inspired, creative and innovative design solutions.
Designing a home is an important collaboration and here open communication and comprehensive service is provided to ensure a successful project. Listed below are the four key Architectural Services provided.
This is the first step in the design process of the project where the client's needs and "wish list" are established. In this phase, sketches of different design options will be presented for discussion and to organically evolve into one preferred scheme that will address the site and the design intent in a symbiotic fashion.
The next step is to take the approved Schematic Design and develop the more detailed aspects of the project such as material selection, fixture selection and responses to site specific conditions. Here the client will be provided with floor plans, interior elevation drawings, samples and other information all of which serve to foster an approval of the final design.
Once the final design has been approved by the client Contract Documents are prepared. These are comprehensive drawings that include all the technical information by which a contractor can bid and construct your project. These drawings will also be submitted to the NY Department of Buildings for review and approval.
In this phase the Architect will answer questions from the contractors during the bidding process then gather and compare bid prices to submit a bid analysis to the client for review and discussion.
Provide 3D renderings for apartment alteration projects and retail / commercial projects.
Provide comprehensive CAD drawings from free hand sketches, PDF / CAD files with notes.
Provide consultation for local law cycle 8 issues, deteriorating facades, and exterior facade leak mitigation.
Work with building management companies to review apartment alteration packages and provide consultation on issues that may affect the building
Each project has their unique history and challenges but some aspects are common for all. Below is a general outline of topics to consider at the onset of your project:
The 2014 NYCBC (28-101.4.3) still allows the optional use of prior codes This generally refers to the 1938 and 1969 NYC Building Codes but there are 19 categories of work that MUST use the 2014 codes. Among those that are typical for apartment alterations include Fuel gas, Plumbing, Mechanical, Accessibility, Energy Efficiency and structural.
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