Before your commercial contractor “breaks ground” on your site (begins official physical work), your architect has quite a bit to do! Architectural design is more often than not significantly finalized before ordering materials and hiring subcontractors. That means you’ll have a clear overview of the layout of your building, including site orientation, dimensions, interior and exterior spaces, and any other relevant information. Making it easy for you to envision your company in the space.

It all starts with a smart building design and floor plan that reflects your business model. A well-thought-out floor plan increases efficiency and eliminates redundancy.

Miller Architects & Builders, your Saint Cloud commercial construction experts, has all the answers you’re searching for about floor plans.

All About Floor Plans

A floor plan is many things. First, it’s scaled. This means that the architect has worked out a mathematical formula to accurately represent your build as they could, given that they’re restricted to a sheet of paper or a computer screen. Generally, 3D modeling is also used, but a floor plan in the most traditional sense of the word is 2D, or “flat.”

Secondly, it’s comprehensive. A floor plan doesn’t just show a building’s walls. Your architectural design services will also have clearly indicated:

●        Doors

●        Windows

●        Furniture (sometimes)

●        Stairs

●        Entrances

●        Labeled rooms

Because a floor plan is so detailed, it’s an integral part of the commercial construction process. It helps the architect make sure that all applicable safety codes are met and that the client will be completely satisfied with their build.

Finding the Right Floor Plan

What the ideal floor plan will look like differs depending on your clientele and employee combination and why you’ve invested in a new build in the first place.

A perfect floor plan caters to the customers and the workers. For example, an ideal healthcare facility will provide plenty of space for concerned families while also making accessing the necessary tools easy for the staff.

Your floor plan must also address your old build’s failures. If, say, your employees were constantly clambering all over one another to get work done, your new floor plan should offer plenty of wide-open workspaces, or at least make better use of the space it has available. This is why many architects factor furniture into their floor plans, as it helps both them and the client better visualize how a space will function.

Build Your Dream Floor Plan With Miller A&B

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