PROGRAMMING and PRE-DESIGN
Our services include complete in-house programming capabilities from simple existing needs analysis to very detailed review of existing space constraints and future growth projections. Programming translates directly into functional facility planning and helps to define, document, and detail space requirements relative to proposed relationship diagrams and floor plan concepts.
SITE MASTER PLANNING
Our experience in complete master planning and environmental studies includes maximizing highest and best use, mixed use zoning studies, parking, traffic, and circulation studies, Floor Area Ratios, as well as complete project management services through construction. We have completed site master planning for clients throughout Southern California. DMHA principals have served as Principal Architect on Master Planning projects for the University of California at Santa Barbara, the SB Bowl Restoration, and the County of Santa Barbara, as well as projects throughout Southern California.
BUILDING ANALYSES and RECOMMENDATIONS
Our team's expertise in complete architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire, life safety, and code analysis includes evaluations of existing structures for adaptive re-use and renovation. We offer the ability to draft and recommend alternative solutions for our clients who need to make the best decision possible in order to maximize their company’s business objectives for highest and best use.
COST ANALYSIS & FEASIBILITY STUDIES
Utilizing our “hands on” experience in specific projects and the most sophisticated construction cost estimating/programming consultants available, we help coordinate, review, and interpret the construction cost estimates of projects. We recognize the importance of cost control and have a strong track record of providing functional yet aesthetically pleasing projects on time and within budget.
The Principals of DMHA have long-standing reputations for award-winning design as a Principals with JM Holliday Associates, Studio DMA, DesignARC and Conceptual Motion Company. DMHA is committed to providing functional and aesthetically pleasing designs which reflect the project’s contextual setting, budget constraints, and client desires while creating an architectural solution which is both appropriate and innovative. We have substantial design experience in new construction and renovation of public sector, commercial, educational and residential projects.
DMHA provides interiors design services for a majority of their clients' projects. The firm strives to create an appropriate blend of interior and exterior architecture which represents an integration of the clients’ functional needs on the interior with the aesthetic and architectural concerns of the exterior. Recently completed projects which Mr. Holliday oversaw as a Principal with DesignARC and as a Principal of JM Holliday Associates include the Westmont Dining Facilities, UCSB Manzanita Village Student Housing Project, Westmont’s Founder’s Dining Room Facility, SB Bowl El Balcon Interiors, Santa Barbara City College Executive Dining Room and the Hayward Design Center. Mr. Devicente and Mr. Mills have also been the Principals of StudioDMA in designing and producing a number of local noteworthy projects.
FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, & EQUIPMENT (FF&E) SPECIFICATION
Our team has substantial experience in complete interior design including selection of all Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment (FF&E). The coordination and specification of the furnishings, fixtures, and equipment are one of the most important aspects of an interior design. Our interiors staff has the experience and resources to help the client make educated decisions regarding selection of interior furnishings, fabrics, material patterns, and colors. In addition, we have experience in the design and specification of video satellite linked projection and interactive teleconferencing facilities.
Our experience in substantial and complicated projects has given us insight to many of the construction problems which arise in the field. Careful attention to detail in field observations, job directives, change orders, and administration of the construction process is very important to our project management success. Our goal is a team effort of client, architect, and contractor working together to accomplish a quality project, built on time and within budget.
DMHA provides sustainable design and LEED consulting services aimed at high performance projects that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The Principals of the firm have been involved in environmentally responsible design for over 25 years, and their work and their firm continues to pursue environmentally sensitive projects of uncompromising design. DMHA strives to incorporate principles of green design into every project, and we are passionate about blending great design with sustainability.