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DmA Architecture & Design, LLC is a full service boutique architecture and interior design practice. The Principal Daniel Martinez has over 20 years of experience in multiple project types including hi-end custom residential, commercial, hospitality and sacred structures. DmA Architecture specializes in gut-renovation as well as new construction.
Our Design Philosophy-Just as fashion seeks to elevate the person without consuming their individuality, so architecture seeks to restore the soul. Like the great sculptors of the renaissance who believed that hidden in material, art and soul were waiting to be revealed, we believe that intrinsic to design is the ability to see what is there and what can be. Whether a blank canvas, plot of land or a existing property that needs to be rejuvenated, we begin with a question. The question of story and purpose.
Collaborating with our clients and understanding their story releases a wealth of knowledge, ideas and artistic expression where comprehensive, purposeful design solutions are born. It is this story waiting to be told where we find our uniqueness that defines who we are, identifies and attracts others to us.
Here is where we are revealed and others are invited to partake and weaved into the fabric of our story. Like a cape that adorns the mannequin, the purpose of architecture and design is to adorn the soul and elevate the human experience.
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DmA specializes in gut-renovation. We re-think or rather reimagine a space for adaptive re-use. In addition, DmA specializes in church design. The principal is also a minster and an international keynote speaker.
DmA uses Revit software as its primary design and construction document medium. We find that using B.I.M. software early in the design process enables client understanding via 3d visualization as well as consultant coordination of integrated building systems.
Total cost to hire an architect in Kissimmee is about 10% - 17% (of total building budget)
|Kissimmee, FL 34746|
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|Daniel Martinez accepts cash, checks and Paypal||Hourly rate: From $85 to $275|
Daniel Martinez currently holds the following licenses in 4 states.
New York Architecture License Number 029952; New Jersey License Number 21AI01950600; Texas License Number 24082; Florida Architecture License AR94960 and Florida Interior Design License ID5676.
One of the greatest misconceptions that client's have about architects is that we only draw plans. When a client seeks a architect solely based on price they reduce their decision making to a mere commodity. In fact, plans are only a byproduct of a more complex process. Architects are a great resource having undergone rigorous training in history, psychology, urban planning etc. We are trained to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.
In addition to having a legal survey of the property, we recommend clients have a prioritized "wish list" of what they desire in the building they are planning to build. For certain clients, especially churches and organizations that expected to grow they need to have a well defined plan to design to the expected grown and build flexibility into their programs. For residential clients, they may want to consider aging in place design. In either case potential clients should perform a needs assessment.
In addition to being an architect Daniel is an ordained minister and have traveled nationally and internationally as a keynote speaker. He usually travels about twice a year speaking to congregations from 500 to 2000 in size. The largest audience he has ministered to was 10,000. Daniel's thesis was in mega-church design and he designed a facility for a 10,000 seat sanctuary and master plan encompassing 96 acres.
One of the projects that I am proud of in the last 12 months was the renovation of a small 3500sf structure. I was first approached by the client because they were fined for working without a permit. Like many clients who attempt to self perform, they did not know how to properly optimize the space. The client had purchase a old synagogue for their new church facility. After meeting the client I was able reconfigure the building and thus increase the occupancy capacity as well as provide much needed functions the client believed was not possible.
The best recommendation for customers who are looking to save money is develop and prioritize their Scope of Work. Custom architecture is meant to fit like a well tailored suit and accentuates the end-user. Customers may want fill out a survey to help define or refine their ideas. We find that indecision creates scope creep and cost over-runs.
Hiring a design professional is not just about price but more like buying a pair of good shoes. A collaborative fit both in design sense and personality is essential for success. Even a technically qualified architect may not be the "best fit". The following are some questions you should ask a professional before hiring:
Daniel began his career in the urban fabric of NYC. A NYC native raised in the city in the late sixties he was was strongly influenced by urban blight and the need to restore community. That passion to restore community goes beyond brick and mortar but bringing a building back to life by creating a sense of place. Early in his career he began working on projects for work-loft legalization, gut-renovation and historic structures. Architecture tells a story and embodies the personality of those who live in it.
DmA averages about 6-8 projects a year of varying sizes. As a architecture firm we value each and every client and seek to build lasting relationships.
At DmA, we provide an exit interview to rate our client satisfaction. While warranties are outside of the scope of the architect we create punch-lists before signing off on the contractors work.
The most common projects that DmA undertakes are a mixture of custom residential and light commercial.
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