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About 5 Design Architecture

Firm

5 Design Architectural Firm is a specialized, boutique architecture firm located in Christiansburg, Virginia. Our company was born from the notion that planning, design, and project management services can best be delivered by a small architectural firm with a select group of clients. Though specializing in PK-12 and higher education facilities, 5 Design Architecture provides architectural planning, design, and project management services to a wide variety of public and private sector clients.

Philosophy

5 Design Architectural Firm is experienced with new building design, and proud to specialize in the design of renovations and additions to existing buildings. Renewal projects are complex, with a myriad of issues, hidden risks, and difficult design problems. However, they are often the most economical solution for owners and we enjoy the inherent challenges.

Passion

Our passion is the renewal of existing educational facilities. There’s no question that many of our nation’s schools need significant renovations. By some accounts, the average age of school buildings in the U.S. is 44 years, which is nearing their average useful life. With shrinking budgets and growing needs, capital improvements become challenging for even the largest divisions and campuses. Our architectural firm specializes in the successful revitalization of existing educational buildings. We embrace the daunting task of juggling needs, budget, stakeholders, and an occupied building, and we use our experience to deliver successful projects that maximize your investment. We take time to understand your vision for teaching and learning, and we create design solutions that support and advance that vision.

At 5 Design Architectural Firm, we promote student-centric learning environments that nurture collaboration and creativity, without restricting future pedagogies. Our architectural designs respond to the need for greater safety and security while creating an inspiring environment. We also understand that operating costs are a significant part of your budget, and we strive to reduce them, whether through energy efficiency, low-maintenance materials, and systems, or just common-sense design practices. While there are many variables in the design and construction process, we are proud that our guiding principle is to always do what’s in the best interest of the students.

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EDUCATION, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Architecture – Virginia Tech Licensed Architect, Virginia National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate Holder

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute of Architects (AIA Blueridge) Association for Learning Environments  (A4LE) Town of Christiansburg, VA Building Code Board of Appeals Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center Design Review Panel

Firm of Record: OWPR, Inc.;   Architect of Record/Project Architect: J.D. Price  (While employed at OWPR, Inc.)

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