How We Design

Hoefer Wysocki Design Process

OUR PHILOSOPHY To provide innovative, responsive and dynamic architectural design and service grounded in the energy of evolution and great people.

OUR APPROACH The basis of our practice has been a humanistic approach in the design of places for people. The better we truly understand what you are aiming to accomplish, the better we can interpret these needs with vision and architectural skill to meet and exceed your expectations.

Communication is key at Hoefer Wysocki. We employ several active and passive communication methods to ensure that all team members – from the client to architects, engineers and subcontractors – stay abreast of all project issues. We utilize daily staff briefings and site reports, bi-weekly client meetings and monthly project reports to communicate relevant information. This information is dispersed electronically through around-the-clock web access, where all current budgets, schedules, meeting minutes, submittals and logs, requests for information, and project reports are kept and easily accessed by team members.

OUR PROCESS A particularly unique design process that Hoefer Wysocki offers is our charrette. This interactive, participatory, design workshop involves the client, stakeholders, design team, engineers, and sometimes even members of the community. The goal of a charrette is to brainstorm, exchange ideas, understand the client’s vision and project requirements, prepare options, and ultimately create a conceptual design. This participatory process,  encourages input from all team members, and is highly valuable to the entire project process. Not only does it result in a preliminary design, but it also develops trust between the team members. The charrette is an efficient method of design, allowing the ideas of all participants to be reflected in the design, which results in a sense of ownership.