Peter Cummings (PCI) and Jose-Miguel Albaine, M.S., P.E. (JMA) have been working together for over 2 decades, specializing in architectural design and structural engineering and how it impacts the esthetics of residential homes, commercial buildings, and specialty projects. The combination of design and engineering starts at the concept level of any project where the client’s ideas are explored using virtual 3D models backed up with the necessary engineering elements that would be needed to bring the vision to fruition. Understanding a project’s engineering at the concept level allows preliminary cost to be honed, avoiding cost overruns. In 1993, we switched all of our design work over to virtual 3D modeling. This 3D modeling has almost eliminated change orders from the time construction documents are implemented through the completion of the construction.
We also believe one of the most important part of any project is to listen to the client’s wishes, what they are trying to accomplish, and how they would like to functionally occupy the space under consideration. Equally important is the ability to listen to the needs of the structure, whether a renovation or new construction, and understand how it will impact the cost of the construction and, if needed, be able to change how the space will be developed in order to meet the client’s budget. All of this is simultaneously accomplished as we work together to meet the needs of our clients as we start, develop and complete each project.
Our innovative thinking combined with our dedication to produce creative solutions in a timely and safe manner is the essence of our practical approach to projects. We are responsive, proactive, and creative, and are able to address potential roadblocks long before they may derail a project’s efficiencies. We have experience in an array of diverse projects including: Educational, Municipal, Multi-Family, Commercial, Mixed Use, Manufacturing, Religious, Historic, Power Plants, Retaining Walls, Bridge Maintenance Platforms, Coastal and Residential.
Our extensive experience and seamless working relationship give our clients the expertise they deserve and peace of mind knowing their project will be completed with exceptional quality and integrity.