PFM ARCHITECTURE LLC does not concentrate on any one style or area of architecture. It is not uncommon that there will be retail, medical and residential projects actively worked on simultaneous in the office. Attention to detail and the quality of work are always at the forefront of any design.
Paul Madden has worked with Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled, Hamilton County MRDD, and Resident Home Corp. These organizations are committed to assisting individuals with mental and or physical adversities. Accessibility Projects that have been completed range from exterior parking, nature walks, barrier free entry, kitchen, bathroom, full home and office upgrades. In 1996 The Inclusion Network honored Paul with their inaugural Recognition Award.
Paul Madden received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1978. State law requires one to apprentice for three years minimum before applying for the State boards exam. Paul worked for Jack Gore, Architect until 1984. With the State of Ohio’s approval Paul started his own architectural company. Kentucky, Indiana and Massachusetts have granted licenses to practice architecture as projects in those states were commissioned.
An architect helps lead the development of a project from the beginning to completion. Requirements and expectations define the project. Therefore; an architect must be capable to understand the client’s wishes, analyze the site selection, determine the feasibility of expectations, estimate the cost, create a design to meet the requirements, manufacture construction documents for the builder and municipalities’, and oversee the construction of the project. But the most important point of any project is working with the client to deliver an end product that meets and or exceeds their dreams.
Today’s designs are as unique as ever, but construction has famously been a cost conscious affair. Construction costs tend to drive the design process. Municipalities are now more than ever increasing their demands to require more utility efficient design. The U.S. Green Building Council was formed to help lead the way for a better environmental design process. The USGBC have developed an outline to help design professionals look at building sites, water usage and indoor air quality to enhance their design. It is a cost based approach to a better mechanical efficient design of buildings. Paul Madden has met the requirements of the USBC LEED Green Associate membership. This will help, and in the near future be required, to create better energy efficient designs for our clients.
The ownership for The Goddard School in Mason Ohio turned to PFM with the desire to increase their building’s size to better meet the demands of their present students. The original building was built over twenty years prior and was in need of refurbishing. It was determined that a 2,000 square foot addition to the building and renovation of the original 8,000 square foot building was in order. The construction took well of a year to complete. Enrollment has increased and all the parents are ecstatic over the improvements. Since working with this Goddard School, PFM has worked on other school located in Massachusetts and Texas.
The Cincinnati Police Historical Museum turned to PFM to help establish a location in Cincinnati within their police credit union. A turn of the century façade and entrance was added to the existing building for entry to the museum. In unison with the museum addition a new police memorial was designed for the front of the building incorporating a flagpole, planter and statue to honor police officers who had lost their lives in the line of duty.
Helping others through the construction process by;