Functional Relationships / Flow Diagrams
Existing Facility Surveys
Economic Feasibility Studies
Site Analysis, Selection, and Development Planning
Detailed Site Utility Studies
On-site and Off-site Utility Studies
Zoning Review Assistance
AKA is approved by the City of Chicago to perform Energy Code Analysis for your buildings. Energy Code Reports are based upon ComCheck or ResCheck applications. Note that all permits where you are modifying the mechanical system / building envelope / or altering the lighting will require an energy analysis. We also keep up to date on emerging trends and code regulations throughout the states we are licensed in to suit your needs.
Atul Karkhanis, AIA, LEED AP, is a LEED Accredited Professional, which means that our firm has the knowledge base necessary to coordinate, develop, and design buildings to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. LEED certification is a nationally recognized rating system indicating that a building and it's owners are "green-friendly" and care about our environment. LEED certifies a variety of building types and has different levels of rating - Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. LEED certification can also bring tax savings depending on the nature of your project and scope.
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Architectural Design and Documentation
Coordination of Structural Design and Documentation
Coordination of Mechanical / Electrical /and Plumbing Design and Documentation
Coordination of Civil Design and Documentation
Coordination of Landscape Design and Documentation
Finish & Furniture Selections
Tenant Related Services