Smith LaRock Architecture is open for Business!

Just as we supported our employees and our community during this devastating Covid-19 crisis, we are offering our heartfelt thanks and ongoing support to our clients and consultants as we come out of this sequester.

For the months of June through August of 2020, we are offering our current and new clients reduced rates for starting new projects in this period.  We appreciate and thank our clients who continued their projects through this enormous medical and commercial challenge.  Smith LaRock would like to reciprocate with our own financial commitment to help our clients return to their normally robust business performance while helping SLA keep its employees busy.  These reduced rates will be augmented by providing a project design walkthrough movie to help communicate the concept at the Schematic Design (FEL 2/3) stage of design at no cost to our clients – typically a $5000 to $10,000 value. 

This rate reduction on architectural services will help your company take a step towards renewed project activity at a discounted cost.  The design walkthrough is a great way to share the project vision to your stakeholders.  Our design expertise can make the difference between a control room that you struggle to staff and retain the best talent, and one where the operators maintain their cognitive abilities, vigilance, and situational awareness through entire shifts.

Our current clients know that SLA’s great work ethic and steadfastness of its employees, allowed ongoing projects to not suffer during this time.  We have maintained work flows, issued documents, and met deadlines.  Our current clients have shown great fortitude and business acumen by continuing their projects as we all face this unprecedented challenge together.  We are truly grateful for the support and partnership of these clients and our consultants during this difficult time.  They also have stepped up to collaborate and create, with SLA, dynamic and responsive teams willing to serve. 

Because many in this industry have seen a slow down which has impacted profitability, we will pay special attention to our schedules to help our clients stick to their timelines as best possible.  Please email or call us if any special needs arise.

Smith LaRock Architecture’s ongoing Covid-19 response and protective measures

At Smith LaRock Architecture PC, we are doing everything we can to keep our employees and communities safe while we continue to support our customers and do our part to help combat this pandemic.  To help us in our return to work, we have established our own social distancing zones in our office, maintaining internal communication procedures, and will continue to do online meetings for our ongoing projects.  To help us maintain our safe work spaces, we have acquired UV-C room sterilization lights to use in our office building along with our other cleaning methods to help ensure all surfaces can remain clear of the virus, and we will continue to use hand and surface sanitizers and masks where and when appropriate.  One thing this pandemic has shown us is that we, as designers, must adopt a greater responsibility and creativity going forward.  Smith LaRock will be developing new ideas for the design of our key facilities to help combat this and possibly similar future viruses, embedding these informative, protective, and sanitary concepts into the design of our clients’ projects where possible and necessary.  Architecture can and should be part of the solution.

While we are currently restricting employee travel to regions impacted by COVID-19, we are working diligently to help ensure this force majeure moment in our lives does not consume us or our projects.  Novelist E. L. Doctorow famously said, “It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you CAN make the whole trip that way.”  We must take our situation day by day for now.  We are closely monitoring information from government officials and health authorities and will remain vigilant as the situation evolves.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every single one of us. But I have every confidence that we’ll all rise up to the challenges this crisis presents and come out stronger and wiser on the other side: as they say, all polishing comes from friction. We look forward to starting 2020 all over again with renewed hope and tenacity.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR THE  PROCESS CONTROL

AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

LEADERS IN COMMAND/CONTROL CENTER, LABORATORY, AND MAINTENANCE FACILITIES FOR TWO DECADES

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24/7 ARCHITECTURE THAT PROMOTES
SAFETY, ALERTNESS, AND VIGILANCE

Smith LaRock designs blast-resistant/safe-haven structures for refining, manufacturing, and distribution clients. Fortune 100 energy companies choose SLA to design their control buildings, labs, and industrial facilities. Every building embeds industry best practices, key human factors, and innovative solution-and-safety-first environments.

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RELIABLE, FLEXIBLE, SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING

Every building we design supports infrastructure requirements, integrates with other systems, enhances communications, supports the man-machine interface, and is designed and built to last.

STRUCTURED PLANNING METHODOLOGY, TAILORED DESIGN PROCESS

Our design process successfully meets clients’ needs and wants, involves all relevant user-groups, and helps to ensure participation and collaboration to arrive at a shared vision of the best design solution for your company’s expressed needs.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND HUMAN FACTORS

Our keen understanding of situational awareness is especially important in 24/7 shiftwork where the information flow is high and poor decisions may lead to serious consequences. Our expertise with HF helps to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

DEPTH AND BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE ACHIEVES SUCCESSFUL PROJECT COMPLETION

SLA’s knowledge of building codes and industrial facilities standards, and years of experience with realistic budgets and schedules contributes to a finished end-product that directly addresses the needs that initiated the necessity of the building.

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