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Company Profile

From its inception in 1996, Saran Architects has built a reputation for innovative design and exceptional service in Architectural and Interior design. The organization has established this reputation through a broad range of residential, commercial, institutional, hotel buildings, entertainment ,recreational projects and interior projects over the years.

The firm has become known for designing projects of exceptional materials and quality, with a strong conceptual basis derived from specific needs and aspirations of each client.

Aim

To provide highest level of professional design services through Prompt Delivery, Innovative, Functional and Sustainable, Planning and Design Solutions,Clubbed with appropriate engineering backup.

Approach

Encourage and inspire creative input and strategic thinking from project team - proactively manage to exceed the needs &expections of our client to offer customized solutions fulfilling the entire spectrum of client objectives.

Mission

Take client through a design process of understanding project goals, examining user needs creating an inspiring and enduring environment, recognising our responsibilities to our built envirnonment.

Values

To operate at highest level of professionalism and accountability, to achieve product of great architectural and technical excellence.

 

Team

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT S.Saravanaraj,  graduated from SAP, Guindy, Chennai; with masters in Architecture, has 20 years of experience working on residential, institutional and commercial projects. His expertise includes design excellence, building systems, contract administration and a strong designer with expert knowledge of building science and construction, with a solid understanding of projects delivery with architectural and technical excellence

Qualifications

B.Arch at SAP Guindy, Chennai (1985-1990)

M.Arch at SAP Guindy, Chennai (1990-1992)

Membership

Associate in Indian Institute of Architects

Registered in Council of Architecture - CA 93/15579

Associate in Indian Institute of Interior Designer

Our team is composed of creative, innovative and communicative individuals who share a fascination for their work, and a readiness to become emotionally involved with each project as it develops. Our team is composed of creative, innovative and communicative individuals who share a fascination for their work, and a readiness to become emotionally involved with each project as it develops. Meeting the daily challenge of competition, in both large scale and small scale contexts and succeeding in our work is only possible with a team that is capable of enthusiasm and which is built on a basis of friendship and mutual trust.

 

 

Collobarative Consultants

As a comprehensive design provider along with the Architecture and Interior Design Services , we collobrate with senicr consultants in various disciplines - from  Structural Design , Electrical Design , MEP Design , HVAC Design , Fire Protection & Safety Designs , Landscape Design and Waste Management Solutions.

 

Design process

We believe in design CREATIVITY, INTEGRITY WITH FUNCTIONALISM. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive management of architectural services, interior designing, project management – creating AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, INNOVATIVE DESIGNS reflecting the clients image, objective and specific needs.

Continuous dialogue and close co-operation with individual clients and others involved in planning enable us to find rapid, rational solutions to even the most complex problems. With our integrated design process, we continually strive to make our work responsive to the client’s needs and changing the lives and lifestyles of the people and communities it serves.

We provide expanded architectural design knowledge and technical skills, direct access to principal, team – cover off and support ,commitment to the integrated – team approach.

Our firms main objective is to create a quality environment & spaces thereby maximizing clients investments. Our aim is to provide complete range of specialized consultancy services under one roof and the clients interest are best served by harmonious blending of architecture and interior designing and design co-ordination with varied services.

A. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 

Feasability Study

Project brief development - Site selection & analysis- Infrastructure analysis- Budgeting & scheduling - Outline planning applications.

Design Development

Site analysis- Concept development - Detailed design - Recommendation of specialists consultants- Planning and building applications to relevant authorities - Presentation drawings.

Contracts and Tendering

Wings of documentation - Prequalification of tenders- Tender evaluation of award.

Detailed Drawings

 Architectural working drawings ,Good for construction - Structural working drawings - Electrical working drawings- Plumbing working drawings - HVAC drawings - Fire safety drawings.

Contract Administration

 Regular site inspection - Assessment of variations - Monitoring of project cost- Completion & handling over.

B. INTERIOR DESIGN

Space Planning

Space planning/ optimization- Area allocation- Budgetary estimate.

Concept Design

Layout design- Design concepts- Color Analysis- Visuals- Typology of furniture- Image and Brand Development.

Detailed Design      

Detailed planning- Visuals- Detailed drawings- Services co-ordination- Art Consultation.

Interior Construction Documentation

Estimates- Tender drawing- Selection and Specifications- Prequalification- Tender evaluation @ award.

Execution Management

Site inspection- Procurement Management- Assessment of variations- Monitoring of project costs- Installation Administration- Coordination with Contractors- Completion @handing over documents.

C. PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Scope Management- Schedule Management- Constructability Review- Cost Management- Site Management- Quality Management- Project Schedules- Contract Monitoring- Procurement Management- Services Management- Contract Administration- Contract Packages Closure and Handover- As-Built Drawing and Documentation- Final Close out.

 

Scope services

Inception Stage

This consists of:-

  • Arriving a consolidated requirement of area statement, subsequent to the client’s Brief, assessing them and giving advice generally on how to proceed.
  • Visiting the site, carrying out an initial appraisal and giving advice to the Client on the suitable type of building design.
  • Updating the design brief & area schedule provided by the client to enable a schematic design.

Concept Design Stage

  • Taking the Client’s instruction to further ascertain the requirements and constraints of the works,
  • Updating the design brief.
  • Developing the sketch designs to a stage sufficient to enable applications to be made for planning approval required under any relevant laws and regulations;
  • Preparing preliminary estimates of the probable construction costs based on current area, volume.

Detailed Design Stage

  • Developing the schematic design drawings to a stage to enable the consultants to commence detailed design work.
  • Preparing design development drawings to further clarify the design intent.
  • Submitting the drawings to relevant authorities for planning approval.
  • Assisting in updating the preliminary costs estimate of probable construction costs.
  • Preparing and updating a project schedule and submitting the same to the Client for approval.

Construction Documentation Stage

  •  Preparing and finalizing the drawings, specifications and such other documents and prepare the bills of quantities
  •  Invite the eligible contractors to get cost of estimates.
  •  Prepare the cost analysis chart and assist the client in negotiation and finalise the contractor

Contract Construction Stage

  •  Prepare and issue of working drawings which may require to the site execution
  •  Periodic Inspection at work site for clarification of drawings and to ensure construction as per original design intent.

The day to day quality checking,maintanence of M-books ,bill checking will be done by a supervisor appointed by the client at site with stagewise supervision from engineer of architects office.

Post Completion Stage (Defects Rectification Stage)

Preparing a defects list as may be required and possible to do on behalf of the Client and instructing the contractor to carry out the list of defects to comply with all requirements of the relevant authorities.