Photo courtesy of dc-foto : The Pantheon - Rome, Italy 2011     dc-photo is the in house photography arm of One Architecture and provides many of the images found on this website.

 

Team ONE!

One Architecture provides architectural service to our clients through our unique umbrella company, formally created in 2009, that brings together the talents and manpower of many small design firms and individuals. From Coast to Coast, our average "affiliate" has over 15 years of experience in the profession. Ten years is our minimum requirement and some have almost 30. Team ONE! collectively has a level of experience nearly unmatched for a group its size.

Through this mutually beneficial scenario each affiliate individually continues its tradition of outstanding service to their clients. Collectively, Team ONE! provides clients with a team that has the experience they expect, and a guarantee of strength and commitment throughout every project .

File courtesy of NASA

File courtesy of NASA

 

We are "Nationally Local"

Our connections run deep. We strive to find the best professionals in cities from coast to coast. In addition to our Team ONE! affiliates, we have cultivated our ties with many other individuals throughout the US, ready when called upon to provide services like local site assessments, help with our permitting process and connections to reliable consultants and contractors. Wherever our clients need us to be and whatever they need us to be there for we can meet their obligations. We are indeed Nationally Local.

 

Unique Approach to Stability

Many a company has established itself as an exceptional architectural firm when it comes to serving clients. But over the years they all have suffered through the ups and downs of fickle economies, failed funding, massive growth spurts and other seemingly unavoidable pitfalls of the profession. The good times come with the need to ramp up staff, often having to settle for less experienced professionals. The slow times require letting go of the best interns and project managers, sending them into the great unknown never to return to the firm or for the clients that have grown to rely on their service.

philosophy of Production

Becoming a part of Team ONE! changes all that in a way traditional firms cannot match. Becoming an affiliate of One Architecture is a unique approach to shared resources unparalleled in our industry. ONE! affiliates share their best people with each other. Excellent production and project managers from our affiliates form a core production team with members located throughout the United States and Mexico,  trained in the ONE! philosophy to ensure that procedures and methods are consistent.

When a project is secured a team is assembled.. Through technology the team works just like traditional firms have always worked, but at a distance. The local affiliate often remains the prime contact with the client, giving the personal and local attention the project requires. When there is down time between projects there is no need for staff layoffs and no need to lose our best professionals. And that creates a stability that is good for the firm, the affiliates and our collective clients.

Shared Benefits

One Architecture takes the business side out of many of our affiliates' hands, freeing them from unnecessary overhead and giving them more time to be architects. Each principal spends his or her time actually going about the business of meeting with clients, designing projects and overseeing their construction, leaving things like contracts, production, billing, insurance, marketing, legal services and staffing to ONE!

Because we are both national and local no matter where we go, this model obviously has great advantages to national clients with projects throughout the United States. But it is also a great model for local clients with a great amount of real estate and building inventory in one city. Because we are both large and small we can manage projects both large and small with the same level of care and understanding. If you are an affiliate looking to join Team ONE! or a client looking for good results no matter where you are please give us a shout. We would love to tell you more.