Designed to Build
A Sensible Approach
Who We Are
Andrew W. Privette, AIA
Andrew has been a registered architect since 1982. He specializes in low-rise commercial projects. His most recent experience includes banks & branches; general, medical & dental offices; religious and fellowship halls; retail, convenience & service stores; multi-family housing; and the occasional large custom home. This is by no means the limit of his experience.- Graduated from UNC Charlotte, May 1978
- North Carolina Registered Architect, August 1982
- NCARB (National) Registered Architect, March 1997
- South Carolina Registered Architect, January 2000Professional Memberships Include:
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB)
The architect is your facilitator, your medium through which your dreams become reality. It is not our job to dictate what your dreams should be but rather to listen to what you have to teach us. You are the captain of your business. You know best how your operation works. We can help you develop alternative concepts and solutions that best meet your facility needs. Let us help you design your future.To find the best solutions for your design, we utilize an array of resources to help you make the best decisions possible. Think of it as accessing a separate world of information through your design professional.
Why do I need to hire an architect?
An architect is like the conductor of an orchestra. We are trained to organize and manage the many pieces of the design and building process. When we are involved early in the building process we can help discern the best use of a site, lower energy costs, and design a project that will truly meet your specific needs. We can provide alternative approaches to a variety of problems to give you the best design solution possible.Why Designed to Build?
Our clients are business people that appreciate the value of time. We respect them by being responsive and available. We use today's technology to expedite communication between the various design and construction team members. Production of drawings and specifications is also accelerated using the internet and the latest software. Each customer has different needs. We strive to be expedient when required and retrospective at other times. Sometimes a single concept sketch is enough to begin working drawings and at other times many alternative schemes will need investigation. Every client is unique, and every project has the potential to be the greatest creation of our careers. Sometimes however, it's just another tire store addition.