A building's envelope is the first line of defense against the elements and a shield for the building components and its contents. It defines the building's appearance and functionality. It is an integral part for a myriad of building systems, including structural, electrical and mechanical systems. It must be secure, waterproof, and durable so it can protect its occupants from Mother Nature's fiercest storms over the building's lifespan.
For more than 30 years, we have had a dedicated building envelope department, addressing each of these concerns. While other firms may have similar expertise, we are unique because we are a full-service architectural, engineering, and interior design firm, which enables one-stop building envelope and forensics services in-house. This expertise provides insight into the complex relationships between the different building elements and how they interact, affording a single point-of-contact, efficiency and cost controls.