over thirty years Robert C. McHugh has practiced Architecture
in Western Colorado and maintains a firm of well trained professionals.
Our group works as a team and offers the wisdom and experience
gained over those years. We particularly enjoy lending our
special attention to detail and quality. Past projects
include fine homes, banks, retail stores, restaurants, guest
ranches, barns, libraries and schools. We also do bridges.
services begin with a "schematic design phase" during
which we work closely with owners to understand issues and
develop pictures which help visualize ways to address the
we all arrive at a consensus we enter the "design development
phase". Here the architects collaborate with structural,
mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as construction
people, to determine the most effective way to build the project.
a complete review and approval by the owners the "working
drawings phase" begins. The concept is then transformed
into a detailed set of documents that describe how to build
the project. Estimators utilize these plans and specifications
to develop an estimate of construction costs.
"bidding and negotiating" phase comes next, during
which the project can be bid out to General Contractors or
assigned to a Construction Management organization.
A budget is set for the work, which becomes a component of
the "contract for construction".
construction our design team visits the site weekly to observe
the work and to monitor progress. A report with photographs
is transmitted to the owners after each visit. We also
process and approve pay requests and change orders.
When the project is close to completion a "walk through"
is conducted with owner and contractor to develop a "punch
list" of items to complete before the project is signed
stay current. We monitor trends. We provide fine
design with people in mind. Click on the various sections
to see examples of what we have done and what we can do.
Our firm has completed many successful projects and we can
do a fine job for you.