Brian R. Bloom - Architect is a full service architectural firm founded on 3 principles: customer service, responsiveness to our clients’ needs, and quality design. Over ninety percent of our work comes from repeat clients and client referrals, and we encourage new clients to join this client network. Thirty years of experience in the fields of architecture and construction, combined with individual recognition for key projects, facilitated Brian's goal to form a team of highly qualified professionals in 1997. Since that time he and his team have consistently produced exceptional architectural solutions “on time” and “on budget”.
The Firm currently employs three registered architects, each with specific areas of expertise. The design team's extensive project experience is evident in the diversity found in their long list of accomplishments. These include: commercial, public and private educational institutions, community/recreational, hospitality, medical, religious, retail, and single/multi-family homes. Projects vary in size from large-scale, multi-million-dollar endeavors, to small-scale private residence remodels. We also specialize in Design/Build projects of all types and have worked with many government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
Among the national organizations affiliated with the firm are the American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Code Council (formerly ICBO), US Green Building Council, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition, we are also a Certified Small Business with the State of California.
Successful completion of projects is based upon many factors, including a good working relationship between owners, contractors, and design professionals. We have an ongoing, working relationship with engineers and design consultants, enabling our firm to assemble a design team tailored to the scale and complexity of any project. Each project, large or small, is treated with equal importance and the same personal service.
Special attention is given to construction costs by utilizing in-house cost estimating through every phase of the project. Budget constraints are carefully considered during the design phase to minimize problems during construction, while maximizing the client’s resources.
Our firm puts a high value on cutting edge technology and has created our own secured integral network to embrace it. We utilize the most current applications on all of our computer programs and hold multiple AutoCAD licenses. Our in-depth use of Revit allows us to fully take advantage of 3D BIM capabilities on all of our projects. Graphics capabilities are backed by Photoshop and 3DStudio Max with 64 bit computers. These applications are partnered with our own in house laser printers, large format color plotters, and high resolution, large format scanners to help complement our information processing abilities. Our ability to produce photo-realistic computer renderings and models is aided by our investment in state-of-the-art, market leading render farm processor technology. Each of these modern tools allow us to produce high resolution renderings to visually enhance the clients' understanding of their project.
We are committed to sustainable design and minimizing the impact on the environment by promoting integrated whole building design practices through creative design research and development. We currently have two LEED AP's in our office as well as LEED Consultants and are constantly striving for better environmentally designed buildings that are aesthetically pleasing, durable, and energy efficient.