Architectural Overview

As a full-service architecture and engineering firm, M3 Architects work closely with our in-house engineers daily to deliver holistic building solutions.  With the ever-increasing cost of construction and the environmental challenges of our time, the importance of integrating architectural design with the building systems that serve it has never been greater.  As an industry leader in building design, M3 has achieved the highest levels of sustainable design including LEED™ Platinum Certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council.

With a diversified portfolio of work, from expansive industrial projects to complex astronomical facilities, M3’s core expertise is for the design of technically driven building projects, worldwide.  Our mission is to seek out interesting and demanding projects — to do work of outstanding quality.  Our award-winning work is regularly recognized by peer groups and institutions creating new opportunities at both the local and international level.  Telescope observatories, aviation structures, manufacturing plants, office buildings, museums, and recreational and sport facilities are part of a broad mix of building types M3 has been involved with since 1986.

Architects at M3 are actively engaged in all aspects of building design and construction including initial building programming and budgeting, building design, project management, construction documentation, and onsite construction observation.  Our studio environment fosters collaboration with a wide mix of professional engineers, resulting in a finished architectural product that is meticulously integrated with all engineering disciplines.  We deliver a refined product that not only complies with our Clients' requirements but exceeds their expectations.

Architectural Services

M3 provides a comprehensive offering of Architectural Services to our clients.

  • Planning and Evaluation Services
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Existing Facilities Surveys
    • Masterplanning
    • Site Analysis & Selection
  • Design Phase Services
    • Facility Programming
    • Concept / Schematic Design
    • Design Development
    • Construction Documents
  • Construction Phase Services
    • Bidding and Negotiation
    • On-Site Construction Administration
    • Record Drawings
  • Additional Services
    • Analysis of Alternative Design Solutions
    • Building Code Review & Insurance Underwriter Coordination
    • Building Permit Coordination w/ Authority Having Jurisdiction
    • Construction Cost Estimating
    • Facilities Assessment Services (w/ Facility Condition Index)
    • Renderings and Animation
    • Scheduling Services (Design & Construction Phase)
    • Sustainable Design Services (USGBC LEED Certification)
    • Value Engineering Services
    • Peer Review


Architectural Project Types

M3 has experience in the following project types:

  • Academic / Educational Institutions
  • Aviation Facilities / Hangers
  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Commercial / Office Buildings
  • Historic Renovation
  • Maintenance Facilities and Warehouses
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Mining Site Ancillary Facilities
  • Museums
  • Processing Facilities
  • Recreation & Sports Facilities
  • Retail Facilities
  • Stadium Renovation
  • Science and Technology / Laboratories
  • Telescope Observatories