Services

Pre-bond Planning
Pre-bond Planning

When bonds pass, everyone benefits. Bassetti offers a variety of pre-bond planning and fundraising services for our public and private clients including: site analysis, existing conditions survey, educational program analysis, historic building survey, landmark nomination report, state matching fund eligibility assistance, programming, master planning, conceptual design, integrated design workshop facilitation, community engagement facilitation, cost and schedule analysis, environmental graphic support, fundraising coordination, and donor presentations.

Master Planning
Master Planning

We approach master planning through a collaborative, analytical, imaginative process centered on honest and open dialogue with client, community, and stakeholders. We organize master planning in three sequential phases:  discover, develop, and deliver. Discovery involves gathering key players and analyzing the critical information necessary to begin the planning process. Development incorporates interactive workshops to generate planning options that are subsequently reviewed and refined to a preferred option. Delivery entails summarizing and reporting the collaborative work that has shaped the master plan and how it addresses the needs and aspirations of our clients.

Programming
Programming

Our programming process begins by understanding overarching project goals and guiding principles, facts provided by the users, and specific needs that must be met. Throughout the process, we gather, generate, and test concepts to organize the design and address facts and needs through the lens of the project goals. Our approach is highly interactive and inclusive. We actively listen for what’s working, what needs improvement, and what future trends must shape the conceptual alternatives being developed. Last, we balance program desires with project costs to maximize our creative thinking within realistic budgets.

Architecture
Architecture

Each project provides endless possibilities for discovery. Our process begins with listening to our clients and deeply exploring the environmental, spatial, and community context that inspire a truly authentic design. From there we generate scenarios, ask what ifs, provide options for discussion, and facilitate concurrence. The end result is balanced design that engages people with places. For us, successful outcomes are fresh and enduring, inviting and exploratory, and create a healthier local and global environment.

Historic Design
Historic Design

Since each historic building has a unique story to preserve, nothing gives us greater satisfaction than revitalizing an aging landmark. We begin with careful assessment, proceed by understanding and establishing rehabilitation criteria, and finish by sensitively integrating old and new elements into the design. We know local and national landmark review processes inside and out and are widely respected for achieving our clients’ goals. Our staff is trained in preservation technology, research, and detailing. Award-winning design solutions for historic buildings are Bassetti’s trademark.

Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Architecture

We strive to design buildings that make net positive impacts on energy, water, materials use, and human health. Learning, demonstrating, and practicing sustainable design is integral to our mission of building community. At all levels of the firm, from interns educated in sustainable design theories to senior architects sharing lessons learned on current projects, we are committed to sustainable architecture. The pursuit of green certification, however, is determined by our clients. We work with clients to understand how sustainable design strategies will benefit their project and align with their values. Energy savings attained through passive design strategies like building orientation, mass, fenestration, and shading devices, augmented by active solar heat or electricity generation, can create net zero energy buildings.

Experiential Graphics
Experiential Graphics

Establishing a strong sense of identity and place is the hallmark of our thoughtful experiential graphic design. Through wayfinding systems, architectural graphics and signage, branding, and large-scale installations we enhance how buildings are experienced. We gather inspiration from the unique qualities and aspects of each project, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, users, and community to create strong, vibrant graphics that communicate powerful and compelling information about the building and those who inhabit it to occupants and visitors.

Interiors and FF&E
Interiors and FF&E

Our interior designs reinforce and illuminate our award-winning architecture, infusing each project with a unique personality that benefits and reflects its users. Our interior designs energize and supplement our historic projects, creatively brand and add character to our civic and cultural projects, and provide ergonomic comfort for students and educators in learning environments. We strive to enhance the user’s experience by creating relevant, vibrant, comfortable, healthy, collaborative, and sustainable environments that reflect the aspirations and guiding principles of each client group. We design durable and maintenance-friendly finishes that reflect a long-term stewardship approach.