Public Facilities Design & Development

Archer-Elgin provides government facilities design services – and associated engineering and survey services – designed specifically to meet the unique needs of cities, counties, schools and universities and public agencies and organizations. With the budgets of publicly-funded agencies and organizations tightening all around, it is more important than ever to stretch the dollars with cost and energy efficient designs.

The Archer-Elgin team offers our clients a unique blend of in-depth project experience in all of the key technical areas; straightforward, cost efficient designs; and a highly focused commitment to making all design decisions in concert with our clients and within the context of their operations and financial goals.

We tailor our many services to perfectly suit each building project with the overall goals of listening to our clients, understanding their wants and needs, and providing a completed product that is built with an emphasis on quality, budget and schedule.

Archer-Elgin specializes in providing the following architectural design and construction services to assist our public sector clients from project planning to completion:

Project Planning

  • • Existing Building Survey
  • • Initial Concept and Budget Reviews
  • • Economic Feasibility Analysis/Reports
  • • Promotional Materials for Fundraising
  • • Site Analysis and Selection
  • • Site Master Planning
  • • Building Programming Services


  • • Architectural Schematic Design
  • • Architectural Design Development
  • • Statement of Probable Construction Cost
  • • Landscape Design
  • • Furniture and Special Fixture Design
  • • Renderings, Models and Mock-ups

Bidding and Construction

  • • Administrative Services and Conferences
  • • Architectural, Structural, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Working Drawings
  • • Specifications and General Conditions
  • • General Bidding Documents and Process
  • • Addenda and Drawing Revisions
  • • Construction Agreements
  • • Administrative Services and Conferences
  • • Construction Contract Administration
  • • Construction Job Cost Accounting
  • • Quotation Requests
  • • Review/Change Order
  • • Construction Clarification Documents
  • • Shop Drawings and Submittal
  • • Construction Observation and Certification
  • • Testing and Inspection Coordination
  • • Final Acceptance