Category Descriptions

Commercial/Industrial
SAAarchitects has extensive experience designing commercial and industrial properties, including projects in healthcare, retail, business, hospitality, manufacturing, warehousing and more. Whether it’s new construction or an interior renovation, we keep energy efficiency and long-lasting performance in mind while maintaining the client’s budget.

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Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation
The SAAarchitects team has over 30 years of experience with transforming existing buildings to meet your purpose while maintaining the intrigue of the original structure. Our adaptive reuse/historic preservation portfolio includes projects involving buildings from the 18th through mid-20th century structures that are revitalized with a variety of purposes, including commercial spaces, professional offices, residential condominiums, and recreational spaces. Many projects involve balancing project financial requirements with regulatory constraints, such as Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

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Government
Along with innovative designs, SAAarchitects is equipped with the experience required to manage government-funded projects. With a portfolio including municipal township buildings, community park facilities, Pennsylvania Department of General Services, and Veterans Affairs projects, SAA has the expertise to handle all parts of the task. The key to success in these projects is careful structuring of each team to meet each project’s specific needs and balancing project requirements with a close adherence to client budgets and schedules.

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Healthcare
When it comes to healthcare facilities, we understand the need for an efficient, comfortable, and relaxing environment for both patients and medical staff. SAAarchitects’ team has extensive experience in the medical field ranging from outpatient medical offices, to ambulatory surgical centers, rehabilitation centers, laboratories and long-term care. SAAarchitects is committed to designing layouts that help create a patient-centered care approach tailored to each client and end user’s needs.

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Housing
Whether it’s transforming an existing building with new purpose or a custom build, SAA is prideful to create better housing options in our community. Our experience includes both private and publicly funded single-family, townhouse, condominium and rental communities. We have unique experience blending new infill housing into historic districts’ context and balancing historic preservation with public funding requirements. SAA integrates repurposed and energy efficient materials while meeting the latest safety codes and standards to provide sustainability for years to come.

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Private Residential
A private retreat or secluded sanctuary … a Victorian farmhouse or Italian-style villa. Whatever inspires you, SAA can design it. Our extensive experience drives our designs to blend contextually to the site and respond to the prescribed spatial function, whether it is an addition to a historic structure, an interior renovation or an industrial-inspired concrete and steel home. SAA’s residential portfolio includes dozens of breathtaking homes – all designed to meet and exceed your needs and dreams.

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Feasibility Studies
At SAAarchitects, we investigate the possible outcomes of a project by taking all factors into account. Our decades of experience enable us with the ability to understand existing or proposed building potentials, assessing their existing condition to make recommendations based on client program, budget and schedule. By developing comprehensive feasibility studies, we are able to generate client projects to deliver the best possible result.

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Community/Recreation
SAAarchitects has worked with various community organizations to assist with the planning, design and construction of their dreams! Projects for these non-profit and for-profit organizations range from a food bank distribution center to a youth and family ‘black box’ theatre to a local farmer’s market. We are always looking for opportunities to support our communities on many levels!

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Retail/Hospitality
SAAarchitects’ retail and hospitality experience includes private upscale and franchise restaurants, custom retail interiors, retail strip centers, tenant fit-outs and hotels. We have assisted developers by creating 3-D rendered models to assist the client with their pro forma and selling their vision.

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Interior Design
The built environment is further enhanced by interior design detailing and finishes. SAA’s interior design services address not only the visible finish materials, but may also include design of the furniture, fixtures, equipment, lighting and acoustics of each space. This aspect of design focuses on client comfort, durability, a client’s image and long term function of the built environment.

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Religious
At SAAarchitects, we are sympathetic to the sanctity of holy spaces and the potential impact a renovation, addition or new construction of religious spaces has on the worshipping membership. We work closely with church committees, staff and clergy to maximize the benefit from the congregation’s benevolent donations. Our portfolio includes feasibility studies, interior renovations, additions and new construction of ecclesiastical facilities.

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Self-Storage
SAAarchitects has worked with numerous developers and self storage erectors designing various self storage facilities. Our portfolio includes standard single story drive-up units, “over-under” two-story structures, retro-fits and multi-story, climate controlled buildings showcasing unit mixes from the exterior. Our services can include prototype design, branding, permit and construction documents and construction administration.

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