ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION, INC
Bradley Wheeler Architecture & Construction, Inc. has provided architectural, construction management, interior design, custom home building and Architect led Design Build services to the Grand Traverse Region since 1989. We specialize in new construction and remodeling of single-family residential and small commercial building types. Our integrated practice of architectural design and construction creates unique, one of a kind, site-specific buildings. Sustainable design and green building concepts are thoughtfully integrated into all project types we design and build.
In addition to traditional architectural and construction services, Bradley Wheeler Architecture & Construction can provide professional services for land planning, planned unit developments, and zoning variance requests. LEED certification services can be provided by Bradley Wheeler, AIA, LEED AP - a member of the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and an accredited LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional by the GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute).
Our company provides complete architectural design services combined with architect led construction management and Design Build services for projects of all sizes. Whether your project is a simple addition to an existing structure or requires complete architectural and construction services for a custom home or commercial building, we can fully manage the project.
Architect Led Design Build Project Delivery
Architect led Design Build projects provide single-point accountability, maximum return on capital investment, save time and increase project quality. Project leadership is provided by Bradley Wheeler Architecture & Construction, Inc. to focus on ensuring the quality of the entire design and construction process. Our integrated team of architect, skilled contractors, and material providers execute efficient and innovative solutions focusing on value engineering and quality construction.
Every project completed by Bradley Wheeler Architecture & Construction, Inc. reflects the needs of our clients with respect to functionality, architectural style, and budgetary parameters. Construction cost estimating and scheduling are included in every phase of the design from concept to completion addressing each project’s specific time line and budgetary parameters. We believe our clients can benefit from the significant advantages of utilizing this integrated design build delivery method and the added value it provides.
Bradley Wheeler Architecture & Construction, Inc. has received twelve first place awards for homes entered in the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Parade of Homes including - People's Choice Award, Best Exterior Design, Green Builder Achievement, Best Overall Home, Best Interior Design, Best Master Suite, Best Kitchen and Best Craftsmanship.
Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods are utilized on every project to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the building design and construction plan documentation throughout the entire project. The BIM models created by architect Bradley Wheeler, AIA, LEED AP consists of the virtual equivalents of the actual building parts and pieces used to build a building. These elements have all the characteristics - both physical and logical - of their real counterparts. These intelligent elements are the digital prototype of the physical building elements such as walls, columns, windows, doors, stairs etc. that allow us to simulate the building and understand its behavior in a computer environment way before the actual construction starts. The BIM model also provides the ability to perform Building Energy Information Modeling of a proposed building to help evaluate various design alternatives based on energy consumption, carbon footprint and monthly energy balance.
The images above represent a three-dimensional BIM Model of a custom home developed during the architectural design phase and a photo of the completed project.