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KMA's design process can be described as a creative analytical process based on research and understanding of the constraints and opportunities affecting any specific project.
Within this framework multiple dimensions of a project can be addressed simultaneously and continuously using a variety of traditional and non-traditional tools and methodologies. Designs are developed and tested through the use of familiar architectural tools such as images, drawings and sketches, as well as 3D digital modeling, spreadsheet analysis, engineering analyses such as energy modeling, daylighting and sun shadow studies, preliminary LEED certification worksheets, physical modeling, conceptual financial and cost modeling, and project team meetings.
KMA's "Spreadsheet Architecture" consists of a proprietary set of methodologies and spreadsheet analysis tools developed by KMA for the quantitative analysis of buildings and projects from the earliest conceptual stages through final design. The tools were originally developed in order to help our urban development clients better understand their projects (objectives) by providing methods to determine project feasibilities prior to commencing design work, to evaluate and track the building parameters throughout the design process.
In addition to building design, KMA has applied these tools to assist our development clients in evaluating potential land acquisitions, determining optimum project size, best use for a site, projecting project costs, and determining proposed feasibility prior to making significant investments.
"Spreadsheet Architecture" fundamentally changes the traditional design process, particularly in urban development. By utilizing these tools it is no longer necessary to prepare a complete design prior to calculating yields for economic feasibility, but rather the quantitative and financial aspects of a project become an integral part of the design process itself.
2710 Historic Decatur Rd, STE 201
San Diego, CA, US , 92106