Our Services

An Integrated Approach Firm

Architecture

For over 70 years, Bray Architects has cultivated thousands of clients who have chosen us to design many of their successive projects. We specialize in the planning and design of custom residential, institutional and commercial projects for both private and public clients. We consider each owner’s project to be unique and approach it with sensitivity to the owner’s program, budget, aesthetics and desired outcome. We design fine buildings of any type, style, size, location, and context. Our projects include new building design, renovation of existing buildings, and rehabilitation and adaptive-reuse of historic buildings. We provide concept and design services and prepare construction drawings, specifications, renderings and presentation drawings, and walk-throughs and fly-throughs. Our commitment to the goals of the owner and developer is paramount to the success of the project.

Interior Architecture and Design

We develop interior architecture and design projects for every type, size, style and budget.  We fully provide these services in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Urban Design and Planning

We provide visioning, concept, design development and planning services for Urban Design projects.  We fully provide these services independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Redevelopment

Developing and recycling properties for sustainable, valuable uses for the Community and the Environment.

Examples are: Urban Retrofit; Downtown Betterment; Adaptive Reuse; Infill Developments; Townhouse and Condominium Conversions; Recycle Land and Refurbish Buildings; Creative Reuse of Abandoned or Vacant Commercial and Industrial Properties; Environmental Remediation; Waterfront Redevelopment and Reuse; Seismic Retrofit; Disaster Recovery and Reconversion; Creating Public Places; Recycling Buildings, Parks and Areas

Due Diligence Assessments

We assist investors with preliminary assessments and feasibility studies of older buildings.

Environmental Planning

We provide planning, environmental review and documentation services for compliance with local, State and federal requirements.  We fully provide these services independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

We provide site assessments and architectural services for preparedness and recovery from seismic events and other disasters.  We fully provide these services independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Mitigation

We reduce project impacts to historical resources by implementing mitigation measures required by agencies for conditions of approval including,

  • HABS/HAER/HALS Reports, Photography and Laser Scanning
  • Historic Structure Reports
  • Preservation Treatment Plans
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Conformance Reviews
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Interpretive Programs; Exhibits; and Documentaries
  • Relocation Plans for moving buildings
  • Salvage Reports

Historical Resources Assessments

We provide survey and evaluation services for project compliance with city preservation ordinances; the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Historic Architecture Design and Rehabilitation

We assist property owners and developers to rehabilitate historic properties by providing preservation consultation and design services for rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects.  We preserve valuable historic architecture by careful research and site observation and develop creative and effective methods of adapting historical buildings to current uses.  We do this through rehabilitation of historic buildings and sensitive, compatible new design for additions and adaptive-reuse.  If applicable, we assist property owners to prepare reservation Tax Credit applications.

Conservation

We provide conservation services to clean; repair; and restore valuable architectural features and works of art. We fully provide these services independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Art Collections Management

We assist owners and collectors with art collections research; assessment; and management plans. We fully provide these services independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Architectural Forensics

We conduct site inspections and documentary research for forensic investigations.  We fully provide this service independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Expert Witness

We conduct technical studies, prepare findings letters and reports, and provide expert testimony.  We fully provide this service independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals preferred by the owner or developer.

Lectures and Instruction

We provide lectures and instruction on a variety of topics related to our professional practice areas and academic background.  We fully provide this service independently in depth and magnitude; or with professionals as required.

Architectural Graphics

Photography, Illustration, Graphic Design, Rendering, Simulations, Virtual Reality

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