Project Planning

Planning begins with a site visit and communicating with our clients on the vision for the project. From that initial visit we can formulate a plan of action, organizing ideas and delivering the program. Conceptual and schematic plans follow and eventually evolve into the contract documents for construction.

At Gary W. Anderson Architects, we also integrate a client need with needs of the community. We have resources and experience to serve as a consultant and minimize the risks that owners and developers face when they invest in historic renovation/adaptive reuse project or new construction.

Urban & Visionary Planning

From urban infill and downtown revitalization to corridor and community planning, our planners and design team listen and develop vibrant places to live, work, and play. Considerations of sustainable design, practical implementation, and analysis of the local market and community are an integral part of our planning process.

Some of our services include:

  • Charrette Design Workshops
  • Site Master Planning
  • Urban Infill Design and Revitalization Planning
  • Town & Community Planning
  • Development Feasibility Studies
  • Pro Forma / Financial Analysis
  • Design Build / Financing / Funding Strategies
  • Tax Credit Consulting

Feasibility Studies

Our services include:

  • Land/Site Analysis
  • Building construction cost estimating
  • Pro forma financial statements

The advantage of working with our team is we can provide you one-on-one support in the following areas:

  • Preparation of financial projections
  • Building reuse and project viability analyses
  • Rehabilitation and preservation consulting
  • Strategic project planning and phasing

Financial Feasibility Analysis

Gary W. Anderson Architects helps property owners and investors to determine the short and long term financial viability of new and adaptive reuse projects. Imbedded in feasibility studies is a pro forma modeling to help determine construction costs, operating and non-operating cash flow, and other budgetary information to make informed decisions for project success.

Historic Tax Credit

Historic Preservation is one of our core values. Our support of that value goes beyond architecture to include finances, financial planning, and utilizing the capital stack to achieve our preservation goals.

Our knowledge of the Historic Tax Credits allows us to work with clients to maintain the historic fabric and architectural integrity of the building as well as assist with the syndication of the tax credits. We utilize the anticipated credits and build them into our own pro forma analysis to gain an understanding of how it affects the investment. We work closely with potential lenders and tax credit investors during the process.

Our Historic Tax Credit (HTC) consulting services include:

  • Historic Tax Credit Certification
    • Federal and State level
      • Part I – Preliminary Determination of Significance
      • Part II – Description of the Rehabilitation
      • Part III – Request for Final Certification
  • Regulatory Reviews and Compliance
    • Section 106 assistance
      • Required for all projects receiving federal funding and permitting
  • State and Local Design Review plan submission
    • Guidance through local and state design review boards for compliance with local and state Historic Preservation requirements

Capital Improvement Planning (CIP)

Since 1994 Gary W. Anderson Architects has been working with local museums:

Midway Village & Museum Center,

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum,

Riverfront Museum, and

Burpee National History Museum,

with their Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) annual budgets.

For over 20 years we have provided our leadership, planning expertise and building knowledge in developing an organized, systematic improvement plan that takes into account scheduling, phasing of work, available funds, and prioritizing of needs.

In the past, we also have provided other long term CIP planning for LOMC, Erlander Museum, and Crusader Clinic.