Why should I use an architect instead of a barn builder or pole
barn / metal barn company?
trained and state-licensed professionals, CMW's architects and
engineers draw upon years of specialized equine design experience
to evaluate and accommodate the specific needs of each client
and site. Since CMW does not sell or rely upon a certain type
of building system for our business, our clients receive unbiased
evaluations and recommendations for every aspect of their barn.
While it may be true that pre-fabricated barns are often cheaper
and quicker to construct than custom-built ones, when you consider
the value and importance that you put on your equine projects,
we believe you will agree that it does not pay to cut corners.
What is the advantage of custom plans over existing blueprints?
site, your farm, and your horses are unique. While there are certain
common design features in all barns, simply copying an existing
barn cannot begin to address your specific needs. Stock plans
represent a compromise, since your personal objectives are not
considered when the design is conceived. Custom designs equate
to control for the owner -- control over the layout, materials,
special features, and ultimately the construction. The design
of a custom barn or farm will address all of your goals and requirements.
How much do architectural services cost?
with all professional services, architectural fees vary with the
level of service provided. CMW can provide as much (or as little)
service as requested by the owner. A simple consultation or site
visit can be done for a few hundred dollars. More involved design
and engineering services can be provided on either a fixed fee,
hourly, or as a percentage of the construction basis, whichever
is preferred by the owner.
What are the services that CMW can provide?
equine project you may have in mind -- be it barns, arenas, residences,
training facilities, etc.-- CMW can accommodate you. The design
process and the services we can provide are extensive and wide
ranging. CMW can take you through site and property evaluation,
overall farm and paddock planning, building design and engineering,
landscape design and engineering, and, finally, putting the finishing
touches on your project with the aid of our accomplished staff
of interior designers.
What stages are involved in the process?
simply stated, CMW helps you establish your goals, evaluate various
options, then develop the documents to see your goals implemented.
What are the services or specialties that differentiate CMW from
more than three decades of equine experience under our belts,
CMW boasts an accomplished staff of architects, engineers, landscape
architects, interior designers, and construction managers. We
firmly believe that our history of successful projects can be
largely attributed to the strength of our personalized client
service. By establishing regular communication and maintaining
mutual respect with the client, the final results are almost assuredly
a facility that everyone can be proud of.
Do you have references of satisfied customers?
the best evidence of the quality of CMW's work is demonstrated
by our long list of satisfied clients. Over three-fourths of our
new contracts are with clients whom we have served previously
or with those referred to us by satisfied clients. We encourage
you to check our past record of performance with each of these
individuals. A list of client references is available upon request.
What kinds of information does CMW need from me to get started?
as much information about your property as possible. This can
include property survey drawings, aerial photographs, zoning information,
approximate acreage, and the address of the property. Develop
a 'wish list' of what you want to build or develop (i.e., including
but not limited to, a list of buildings or spaces, number of stalls
or paddocks, and any special features that you may desire). By
creating an outline of the clientıs hopes and vision for the project,
we can then strive to maintain that vision throughout the entire
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