ARCHITECTURE. Abacus Architects provides comprehensive, responsive architectural services for new construction, renovation, site adaptation and space planning. We believe that by taking the time to understand the specifics of our client’s needs, we are able to deliver projects that enrich the lives of the people and communities they serve in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, Texas and Florida.
Since our beginning in 2003, we’ve implemented a number of innovations that distinguish our practice of architecture:
Specialized team members. Abacus brings together teams of staff members experienced in the various building types: senior living, education, residential, retail, corporate, and hospitality. The collaborative environment at Abacus encourages team members to cross-pollinate ideas. Through the team approach, clients gain the widespread knowledge of the whole firm, along with specialized expertise in their particular building type.
Project manager. A unique project management process at Abacus assures clients of a single point of contact from beginning to end. One project manager will guide clients through every phase to maintain continuity, serve as a liaison with subcontractors and vendors, and monitor the budget.
Technology. Abacus has invested in advanced technology to facilitate our process. The firm utilizes building design and construction software that enables Abacus personnel to model a project in 3-D, visualize design solutions and anticipate structural or other conflicts before they become problems. Multiple Abacus personnel can work simultaneously in the program, improving work flow and implementing changes automatically throughout the model. Overall, it gives both architects and clients a sophisticated tool for building quality into a project and meeting deadlines.
Quality control. Quality control at Abacus is a continuous system of checks and responsibilities to assure that clients receive the best product our firm offers. Employees at Abacus understand their individual responsibility for quality, yet know they can draw on the expertise of one of the firm’s principals as the quality control officer on every project.