Because function should determine form, a thorough understanding of the utilization of a building is the most important aspect in public service building design.
Understanding the function of a building is important in any building design. And this understanding is particularly crucial to the effective design of governmental facilities. Terry Shrum works closely with the client’s staff to identify their organization's specific needs. With his thorough understanding of the client’s operational processes and specialized equipment needs, Terry is able to design facilities which adequately meets the client’s functional demands.
Keeping an open line of communication with the client and their staff, Terry can consider all elements which influence the design of a facility. Areas of concern in every design include departmental functions, specialized equipment, building elements and systems and building materials to be specified.
Terry will provide special attention to planning the client’s interiors. By analyzing the requirements of each department, Terry studies how these areas relate the overall building design. This information allows Terry to further customize the building to meet the client’s specific needs. Also, in selecting finishes to coordinate with the overall design, Terry realizes the importance of choosing durable and low-maintenance materials.
Terry is sensitive to the importance of cost control, from the design of the building to its ultimate construction and operation. Having experience in all types of government, health care and educational facility design, he knows how to work within affordable cost parameters. Terry’s working knowledge of building codes and construction building systems allows him to consistently design cost-effective facilities within assigned budgets.
A thorough set of Construction Documents is important in maintaining realistic budgets and time schedules. Terry’s concise documentation is a proven way to save time and money on a building project. With fewer areas left to question, change orders and time delays are minimized during construction.
Law Enforcement Complex Police Headquarters Facility City of Madera, CA 4,500 S.F. – New Construction $9,000,000.00 Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA Project Coordinator, Drafting Services Provider, Estimating and Bidding
Law Enforcement Facility Sheriff’s Department Substation County of Madera, Oakhurst, CA Simpson Designs, Donabedian and Hannah Architects, & Shaw Development (Joint Ventrure) 17,500 S.F. – New Construction $4,625,000.00 Project Coordinator, Drafting Services Provider, Estimating
Service Center Ponderosa Telephone Company, O'Neals, CA Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA 9,500 S.F. - New Construction $1,100,000.00 Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation
Fresno Area Express Elevator Addition and Remodel City of Fresno, CA Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA 2,000 S.F. - New Construction and Remodel $250,000 Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation
Civil Engineering and Telecommunications Building Fresno CANG Facility California Air National Guard Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA 15,000 S.F. - New Construction $2,200,000.00 Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation
Pay-Pass Facility China Lake Naval Weapons Center United States Navy, Western Division Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA 6,100 S.F. - New Construction $650,000.00 Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation
Community Fire Protection Facility Madera County Fire Department Station #12, Oakhurst, CA Simpson Designs & Shaw Development (Joint Venture), Robert Donabedian, Architect 10,500 S.F. – New Construction $2,575,000.00 Project Coordinator, Drafting Services Provider, Estimating