With over 40 years of combined design
experience, the UII team has a vast array of architectural and
interior design experience from commercial interior projects to
working with the Army Corp of Engineers on a new 520,000 sq. ft.
building. Our experience allows us to assist you at all levels of
the design process. UII can provide the expertise to help move any
project forward, keeping it on time and under budget.
Whatever your drafting needs are, UII
staff have the most up to date experience in programs such as
AutoCAD, Microstation and Sketchup, which allow us to step in
quickly and seamlessly to assist in getting your projects
finished accurately and on time.
This specialized CAD and FM program is
the future of architecture, and UII has the highly skilled personnel
you can add to your team to assist in getting you through a deadline
or throughout the entire project.
Drawing Code Review and Compliance
UII's experienced staff can support
you as part of the overall design process, or you can bring us in
to perform a code review for an owner that needs to have drawings
independently reviewed for conformance to the applicable state and
local codes., UII staff members have reviewed drawings for over 300
buildings and spaces to ensure the safety of the tenant and the
peace of mind of the owner.
ADA Compliance Review and Inspections
Review and inspection of
ADA compatibility has become a larger and more important segment of
the construction and renovation industry. UII's team of architects
and designers has the experience necessary to review compliance and
assist our clients so that they understand any ADA issues that may
arise. UII can describe the overall implications so that owners can
make value decisions based on the current local building codes.
Sustainability is not just a thought
to us at UII. Sustainability drives how our buildings are being
designed today and built tomorrow. Our years of experience will help
ensure that your design is in compliance with LEED standards. That
will give you leverage to maximize your Federal, state and local
incentives and give your tenant a building that will serve them well
for years to come.
Often forgotten, CA is still a very
important aspect of the architectural design process. As part of
your team or contracted to be an independent observer, UII's team
will bring experience that includes projects in fields such as
educational (primary. secondary and university
levels), institutional (NIH, NIAID), commercial (data centers,
emergency management centers, kitchens, office spaces), and sports
facilities (stadiums, Buffalo Bills Field house). Our experience
will ensure that your project will stay on track.
Historic Preservation Planning, Review
and construction Administration
Historic preservation can be defined
as the effort to preserve and protect buildings of historical
significance. This task with respect to architecture can be
daunting, as the skill of the architect in understanding what exists
is just as important as understanding what local codes and
regulations need to be followed. Our staff members have completed
projects as varied as the restoration of the oldest wood house that
President Washington was known to have lived in, to the complete
renovation of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and the
rehabilitation of the old Senate Office Building in DC.
UII has the ability, knowledge and
experience to keep your project on time and under budget. Our
Project Managers have years of experience managing architectural
projects from commercial interiors to multi-billion dollar
airport maintenance hangars. Clients include organizations in the
private sector (XM Radio, VW) and the Government (Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines, the Army Corps of Engineers, GSA and NIH).
Value Engineering Services
Our expertise in
the value engineering process gives you a fresh set of eyes on a
project early in the design process so that we can help guide the
owner in their decision making. Value engineering (VE) empowers
owners to keep the architect/engineer on target to maximize the
project’s defined goals. UII helps the VE process by having staff
members that keep abreast of industry innovations and regulations
and apply that knowledge to the life cycle economics of each