Signal Hill, CA
ABOUT KLUGER ARCHITECTS
Kluger Architects, Inc. has over 16 years of experience as an “S” corporation. Our services range from architectural design, engineering site analysis, master planning, conceptual layouts, space planning and interior design, as well as schematic design, design development and construction documents. Our post design services include bidding, cost analysis, construction management and observation. The firm’s corporate office is located in Signal Hill, CA and a temporary office is located in Tulare, CA. Kluger Architects temporary office is overseeing the completion of the Tulare Regional Medical Center, scheduled to be completed in 2015.
Additional services provided in-house include: AutoCAD (2D and 3D), Revit, 3D renderings, PowerPoint presentations, fly-through animation, furniture procurement, construction and cost estimating, record drawings and as-builts, and LEED™ projects (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Kluger Architects, Inc. specializes in the planning, design, and renovation of religious and cultural/community projects. Some of our completed projects include St. Finbar in Burbank, Our Lady of Guadalupe in El Monte, and St. Peter Chanel in Hawaiian Gardens. Currently we are working on Church of the Resurrection in Escondido, Home of the Christians in Monterey Park and also St. Genevieve in Panorama City.
Principal, Charles E. Kluger is licensed in several states and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Construction Specification Institute (CSI). Professional business practices and decisions are based on our employees’ combined experience of over 50 years in all phases of architecture – from design inception through construction completion.
Kluger Architects, Inc. has a style that is expressed in collaboration with your organization in order to realize the client’s dreams both aesthetically and functionally.
Kluger Architects, Inc. will act as a liaison, guide, designer, and coordinator for your organization from idea inception through project completion. We will assist with each stage of the process and ensure the client’s comfort with the plethora of decisions that must be made.
Kluger Architects, Inc. believes that each staff member should act naturally “facility managers.” We believe, as the occupiers of the spaces, they most likely understand what the project requires. From project inception, Kluger Architects, Inc. encourages a high level of input from these “facility managers” in order to develop a smoothly integrated design solution.
During the initial design programming phase, Kluger Architects, Inc. compiles the guidelines for designing the project from workshops where user groups discuss various needs and requirements. These workshops allow Kluger Architects, Inc. to use diagrams, rough room layouts, and schematic plans for general critique until all members are satisfied with the anticipated design.
COST EFFECTIVE ARCHITECTURE
Our designers are constantly researching the latest design and construction techniques and discovering low cost solutions to produce sophisticated architecture. We will evaluate your organization’s facilities with relevant design aesthetics to assist in reaching a creative solution. Additionally, the project may create an opportunity where the community can learn from the building’s design by incorporating sustainable design principles (e.g. alternative energy, day lighting solutions and natural ventilation systems) into the project’s aesthetics. Implementing creative architectural ideas can improve overall user health and decrease the cost of long-term facility upkeep.
Standing on the office staircase are, from left, Rick Ugalde, Director of Operations; Charles Kluger, Principal; Stuart Galloway, Senior Associate.
We have established strong Consultant relationships that complement each company’s work ethic. During the design process we coordinate the work between all the consultants to best develop the ideas generated in the programming phase into a fully functioning building. Our collaboration creates designs intended to last multiple decades, be cost effective, and uphold each facility’s design principles.
Kluger Architects, Inc. will assist in selecting the best design scheme and develop a series of construction phasing options based upon the project budget, function constraints, and temporary room use coordination. We monitor the potential costs at all significant stages of the project using industry sources to ensure compatibility with budget.