WEJ has been designing architectural projects for over 30 years.
We design the project for the user to meet their needs and expectations.
First we make the space functional then we create the design.
Quality control starts in the schematic design phase and follows through construction.
Mr. Jackson founded William E. Jackson, AIA. Architecture (WEJ) in January 1982 after gaining over twenty years of experience in architecture and construction. He was licensed as an Architect in June 1978 and worked for such firms as Albert C. Martin & Associates, Welton Becket & Associates, Maxwell Starkman & Associates, Charles Kober Associates and Continental Airlines.
WEJ provides Planning Services for land sites of several hundred acres to interior tenant space of a few hundred square feet. Each space, weather large or small is of great importance to the owner or user of that space. At WEJ we take each space and treat it as the great space that it is. We take into consideration the zoning codes, building codes, the environment that is around the space, and of course the users of the space.
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Understanding the scope of work that the client is expecting for their project.
I am an Honor graduate of the U.S. Naval Schools of Construction, Port Hueneme, California. I attanded El Camino College, Torrance, California and studied Design, Math and Science.
I worked for such firms as Albert C. Martin & Associates, Welton Becket & Associates, Maxwell Starkman & Associates, Charles Kober Associates and Continental Airlines.
I give a fee for the Scope of Work that the client wants for the project.
My Father was an Architect and I enjoyed watching him design buildings. One of his projects was Main Street Disneyland. Not only did I see him design, but also direct the construction. I went to Disneyland about 10 times before it opened.
Residential, commercial, retail, industrial, airport facilities, schools and telecommunication facilities.
I visited the poppy fields in Lancaster, CA and saw the start of Spring driving up I-5 to Vacaville, CA.
What's the difference between a Design Build Firm and an Architect?
A design build firm is essentially a general contractor with a Designer, Architect or Engineer incorporated within the firm or working as a joint venture for the general contractor. An architect is an independent firm working for the client. That is the basic difference.
There is much more to understand and consider when deciding which to hire. The design build firm is beneficial for a client that knows construction and knows exactly what they want and wants it for the lowest cost possible to meet their criteria and quality standards. This is best in a repetitive type of development such as industrial parks.
The architectural firm is you best way to go, even when you know everything. The architectural firm is working for you in your best interest and budget. The design is based around your needs, function, style and budget. The construction documents are prepared for competitive bidding giving the quantity and quality of materials and the standards that the contractor must meet for your project, which could be higher than the minimum standards required by code. During construction the architect will review the materials as specified; review shop drawings prepared by the subcontractors for various trades; the architect will visit the construction site and make a field observation report so that you know where the project stands and what percentage of construction is completed. The architect will also review the general contractors pay request to make sure that it is in line with the construction process and that lien releases have been processed.