The core of any profitable development venture rests on a foundation of experience and an informed set of assumptions. BLOCK53 lays the groundwork for successful projects by crafting responsible project budgets and development pro formas. Our experience in a broad range of construction types, delivery methods, and operations allow us to to set realistic expectations that produce value for our clients.
We help our client’s define their project’s scope, scale, and ambition with an eye to meet market position, satisfy code requirements, and obtain their financial goals. Drawing on our experience, BLOCK53 cuts through the complexity to reveal the hidden implications of timing, building material selection, and construction techniques to ensure fair and clear comparisons of project options.
Pro forma analysis
Zoning and code analysis
Market position analysis
Entitlements, approvals, and permitting coordination
Design charettes and public outreach
BLOCK53 grew out of the architecture and engineering fields. From creating initial design concepts to hiring a design team to reviewing documents for permitting and bidding, we manage the entire process to bring an owner’s vision to a constructible reality.
Assembling the right design team and supporting them with quality consultants is crucial to a project’s success. We know the design process and understand the capabilities and limitations of an architect. Key to our approach is establishing a collaborative relationship with the project team members and working with them get to get the most out of their efforts.
As a project transitions from design to reality, important details can get lost in translation. BLOCK53 helps manage these crucial moments, from determining the best project delivery method and executing the right construction contract to overseeing the final steps to acquiring a certificate of occupancy. During construction, the primary goal is to get the design team and construction team to work together seamlessly. We understand the languages of each discipline and ensure that vital communication takes place. Once construction begins, even the best-laid plans need field adjustment. With the bottom line in mind we evaluate each scenario on its merits and advise on solutions.
Early design conceptualization
Design team selection
Consultant scope, schedule, and fee review
Schematic design review
Design development review
Construction document phase review
Consultant team management
Project delivery method selection
Bidding documents preparation
Identify, solicit and select contractors
Review and qualify bids
Construction contract review
Conduct OAC meetings
Coordinate submittals, RFIs, and other documents
Change order review and approval
Pay application review
Progress monitoring and scheduling
Anticipate potential design, schedule, and construction conflicts
Project closeout assistance and management