About KMA Architecture & Engineering
KMA's design process can be described as a creative analytical process based on research and understanding of the constraints and opportunities affecting any specific project. Within this framework multiple dimensions of a project can be addressed simultaneously and continuously using a variety of traditional and non-traditional tools and methodologies. Designs are developed and tested through the use of familiar architectural tools such as images, drawings and sketches, as well as 3D digital modeling, spreadsheet analysis, engineering analyses such as energy modeling, daylighting and sun shadow studies, preliminary LEED certification worksheets, physical modeling, conceptual financial and cost modeling, and project team meetings. In addition to building design, KMA has applied these tools to assist our development clients in evaluating potential land acquisitions, determining optimum project size, best use for a site, projecting project costs, and determining proposed feasibility prior to making significant investments. "Spreadsheet Architecture" fundamentally changes the traditional design process, particularly in urban development. By utilizing these tools it is no longer necessary to prepare a complete design prior to calculating yields for economic feasibility, but rather the quantitative and financial aspects of a project become an integral part of the design process itself. Headquartered in San Diego, KMA has provided integrated architectural, engineering and planning services throughout Southern California and the Western United States since 1973. The company's services include site selection assistance, land planning, programming, scheduling, project design, mechanical and plumbing engineering, field supervision and construction administration. KMA also offers Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) accredited professionals with expertise in the development of sustainable, high-performance buildings. KMA’s design project ResMed won People’s Choice Orchid in the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual Orchids & Onions Awards. For more information please call 619- 276-7710 or visit www.kma-ae.com.
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