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CLIENT FOCUSED PHILOSOPHY

The Firm was founded on the principal of delivering high quality architecture and services to its clients with a guiding principle of a commitment to a cooperative, team-driven approach to projects. This intentional and fostered collaborative approach builds and supports all team members making for a smooth, on-time, on-budget project that every client deserves and expects.

“We listen to our clients and we deliver –

value and deliverables on time over the life of the project.”

 

Communication is THE key to any successful business relationship and project. Listening is THE core element to excellent, effective communication.  Careful listening to our clients produces thoughtful questions leading to the targeted project documentation delivered on time. 

 

We deliver Value to our clients through:

 

  • Pursuit of Quality and Innovation. Vision, experience, and drive to creatively solve problems and complete projects successfully – meeting client needs every time.

  • Deep Domain Expertise.  Applying expertise from a comprehensive and broad array of design, development and construction-related experience.

  • Team Synergy Fundamentals. Creating and supporting collaborative, client-oriented project teams through effective communication and team leadership.

  • Cross-Discipline Proficiency.  Strong, multi-discipline skills create efficiencies during all phases of projects.

MASTER PLANNING

Master Planning benefits from extensive experience; it demand skills to work with complex issues and interdependencies.  These skills benefit from real-life, varied practice acquired over many years.  The Firm and principal team members bring in-depth experience with developing Master Plans during the firm’s 30+ year existence.

COMMERCIAL

The firm and principal team members have worked on many office facilities during the firm’s 35+ year existence in the Merrimack Valley and its team member’s careers.  Joe LaGrasse and the staff architects of JD LaGrasse & Associates have successfully completed the design, coordination and construction administration of multiple office buildings in the Boston area.   In addition the firm has completed interior design and space planning for clients looking to reposition their existing office buildings as well as tenant spaces to create new efficient work places that have an updated and unique identity.  The firm looks to create value for our clients, commercial real estate holdings.

INTERIOR DESIGN/CORPORATE FIT-UP

The firm and principal team members have worked on many office facilities during the firm’s 35+ year existence in the Merrimack Valley and its team member’s careers.  Joe LaGrasse and the staff architects of JD LaGrasse & Associates have successfully completed the design, coordination and construction administration of multiple office buildings in the Boston area.   In addition the firm has completed interior design and space planning for clients looking to reposition their existing office buildings as well as tenant spaces to create new efficient work places that have an updated and unique identity.  The firm looks to create value for our clients, commercial real estate holdings.

MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS

JD LaGrasse & Associates also has extensive experience in the design of medical office buildings including the interior design and flow coordination of patient/medical services for a variety of medical office suites in the greater Metro-Boston region.  The range of work has included general practitioner medical office suites, pediatric medical offices, dentist offices, internal medicine office suites, rehabilitation and urology, eye, ear, nose, throat specialist suites.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Increasingly, clients, architects and builders strive to incorporate design and construction concepts with an eye to Environmental Responsibility.  While not always a stated goal for any given project, our Firm works to introduce concepts of environmentally friendly design and build into the process based on the clients’ level of interest.

 

There are many shades of green available; we work to identify options for clients which inform their goals and meet their needs comfortably.  Strong emphasis is placed on:

  • pragmatic, energy-efficient designs,

  • selection of environmentally friendly building materials

  • design strategies emphasizing lower environmental impact.

 

Many of the professionals at JDL are LEED Accredited.