The essence of commercial architecture lies in the blend of function and style. It is this perfect blend that serves the needs and requirements of countless businesses. The impact of commercial architecture can be seen in cities where almost all the buildings are commercialized. While simple structural requirements can be met easily by building a shelter, the job of a commercial architect is to mix the good design elements in a building that can meet the current and the future needs as well.
So here are the major elements of a commercial architecture design that adds to its success and functionality:
- General building needs
Commercial buildings usually house a wide variety of facilities that serve varied purposes and requirements. It also has varied structural and operational requirements. In simpler terms, retail shops may require inventories and storerooms, corporate offices may require offices and conference rooms. Schools, hospitals, or health clubs similarly have heterogeneous organizational needs. So a commercial architect has to acknowledge and work on these diversified needs to come up with a viable structure and design.
- Specific requirements of buildings
Since commercial complexes or buildings have a number of people working or using the premises, the safety concerns for such buildings are quite different from that of residential ones. So for such projects, the commercial architects have to make sure that these buildings are in compliance with the set safety standards and operating codes. The architects must come up with safe designs that are also inspected and approved.
- Size concerns
As mentioned before, commercial buildings have more people working within the premises. This is why architects need to ensure the utmost safety and compliance with the city and the local norms and codes. An important aspect here is the size of the project as these projects are designed to accommodate a large number of people and such large sizes undoubtedly have an impact on the architectural design. So an architect must be skilled enough to anticipate any risks that come with such designs and how skillfully and safely can he execute these big-sized projects.
Today, there are rapid changes and modifications taking place in commercial architecture planning and only an experienced architect can guide you through this without violating any building codes or compliance standards. In this regard, Stendel+Reich commercial Architects can help you execute your projects both successfully and professionally.