Planning & Design

Uniland's in-house designers are known as "developer's architects". They understand the balance that must be achieved between creating quality design while being sensitive to a client's budget constraints.

Uniland integrates the development process by combining in-house construction managers and architects to provide the best of both worlds - quality design and maximum client value.

Some architectural firms create a dramatic building design, but months later the client often learns that the construction cost far exceeds what they can afford. Uniland's architects and construction managers work together from the start to ensure that what is being designed will be affordable to the client. This saves the client weeks in possible redesign time and enables projects to be built under an expedited delivery schedule.

Uniland's four decades of designing buildings for its own portfolio puts it in a unique position to know how to design and develop buildings that are both efficient from an operational point of view and also highly effective from the client's perspective.

Uniland offers the following Planning and Design services:

  1. Programming and Space Planning: identifying the quantity and layout of a client's space needs, the cost of which is included if the client chooses to develop with Uniland. Our designers specialize in finding efficiencies by reducing required floor area after reviewing a consultant's plan.
  2. Conceptual Planning: includes site requirements (i.e. needs analysis), site identification, best use analysis, programming and schematic design, site analysis and testing
  3. Building design and specifications: schematic concept design, design development, construction documents, consultant coordination
  4. Municipal approvals: property rezoning, conceptual / site plan approvals, SEQRA (New York State Environmental Quality Review Act), and permitting
  5. Environmental capabilities: NYSERDA (NYS Energy Research Development Authority), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and other environmental programs

Also See: Concept Planning and Space Planning