architectural & Interior Design

Architecture has the power to stimulate the senses and cultivate well-being. Vision, ability, attention to detail and accountability to our client’s desires produces well resolved and intelligent environments. We offer a full range of architectural services in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial building design. We provide a complete range of quality design services from conceptualization and detailed design through construction to final project delivery.

Site Planning and Urban Design

The design of an excellent building or a memorable space is informed and enriched by its context. A truly successful project is connected to site and community and to the larger fabric of its making. Delivering the project requires innovative thinking, design rigor and, very often, the experienced navigation of complex approvals processes.

Project Management & Construction Phase Services

As Project Managers we assume full responsibility for the coordination a diverse team of consultants and professionals and provide leadership to the full design team. We are accountable, at all times, to our client. Depth of experience across building types, sizes and budgets is the foundation for decision making in the management our client’s budget and the project schedule.

feasibility studies & facility assessment

Prior to the initiation of design work, a detailed investigation and analysis is often conducted in order to determine the legal, spatial, economic, technical and suitability of a proposed project. This is the phase during which the client’s needs are identified, issues and opportunities are defined, and solutions are proposed and tested. We provide building owners and facility managers with experienced guidance through all components of this exploratory phase of the project.

energy & sustainability

Sustainable design practices and techniques are integral to design excellence and long term building performance.  Early in each project we look to establish mutually supporting affinities between project goals, opportunities and pressures and green design strategies and practices. Project goals are clearly identified in close consultation with our client. Strategies for delivery, criteria for implementation, and measures for the effective evaluation of success are identified and confirmed. CARTER AI has demonstrated leadership in sustainable design in the successful delivery of environmentally attuned and responsible buildings and building alterations.

forensic investigation

We provide a range of forensic and investigative services relating to building failure for the legal and insurance industries, which result from defective design, materials and construction. Our experience covers a wide variety of building and project types, from minor damage to large catastrophic losses. These services include: Survey of Existing Facilities / Building Audit; Building Failure Investigation; Building Envelope Review; Loss Control: Cost Estimate and Quantity Surveys; Building Code Compliance and Fire Safety Review; Preparation of Measured As-found Drawings; Reporting and Professional Opinion; Multi-disciplinary team coordination.