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Our Process

The Adams Group is nationally acknowledged for our inclusive participatory process. In order to develop environmentally sound and socially responsible design solutions, our firm has developed a range of cost effective techniques for involving large numbers of client groups in the process.


Our design process often begins with formulating the design thesis based on the latest research concerning the project "type". Interviews with community groups, client groups or future users and walkthrough evaluations are conducted to form a preliminary knowledge base.


Next, our design team conducts meetings and workshops to allow for open discussion of ideas while selecting the best design alternative from the possible options. These meetings are tailored to each project's needs, allowing participants to voice their opinion about their new building.


Design charrettes, workshops and site walkthroughs are conducted to explore options and design concepts responsive to future users while rediscovering the site context, its constraints and realities. The basic organization of the site and the proposed buildings are discussed with consensus arrived at about the future direction and the route to be taken.


Our participatory process continues throughout the project development phases until completion and occupancy. In essence, we are committed to achieving maximum client satisfaction in each phase of the project.

Our Services

The Adams Group is a multidisciplinary firm that specializes in architectural  programming, planning and design.


We offer a wide range of services. Our goal is to work collaboratively with our clients to create a facility that matches their aesthetic desires as well as their functional needs.


An abbreviated list of our services includes:


  • Architectural Programming

  • Architectural Design

  • Strategic Planning

  • Master Planning

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Interior Design

  • Construction Administration

  • Pre-Design Services

  • Conceptual Design

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Site Selection

  • Fundraising Assistance

  • Bid Package Coordination

  • Pre & Post Occupancy Evaluations

  • Facilities Assessment


Our Philosophy

Albert Einstein said "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere".

Our team has the experience and knowledge to get you from point A to point B providing efficient and economical solutions, but we also have a creative group that will work with you to develop your space in an imaginative way that will exceed your expectations.

We embrace the challenge of developing creative facility solutions in collaboration with our clients. Our commitment to quality, responsiveness, and integrity allows us to fosters long term relation- ships with our clients. 

We firmly believe that good design has the power to transform lives - for our clients and our communities.


Our collaborative process allows us to acquire comprehensive knowledge of our clients' vision, needs, and values, while adding our creativity and innovation, creating work that addresses complex problems while staying within the set budget parameters. We delve deep to address our clients' heart felt desires to create projects that satisfy not only the functional requirements but the emotional needs of the space. Built environments should emulate the context, history, communities, and the natural environment while incorporating modern technology.

Sustainability is at the core of good design. Our work demonstrates our dedication to sustainability and social responsibility. Sustainable design is fundamental to our views, work, and culture.  

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