March 2013

Thank you to everyone who made Peterson Architecture The Hamilton County Times 2013 Readers’ Choice Award Winner for “Favorite Hamilton County Architect” for the sixth year in a row !!!

We strive to partner with a diverse group of clients to achieve innovative and practical solutions for a multitude of project types.  With 16 years of providing superior service, we are experts at customizing architectural and engineering services.

In an effort to keep Peterson Architecture on the cutting edge of design and innovations, we have established relationships with a variety of allied companies in central Indiana and throughout the country.  This allows us to create the most appropriate partnerships according to a project’s specific needs.  By doing this, we feel we can better serve our clients and maintain lower overhead and fees.  It allows us to evaluate a variety of solutions and explore different project types that might not typically be available to a firm of our size.  From inception, we have been devoted to the pursuit of a sustainable approach to architecture.  We have recently obtained LEED accreditation and believe we can bring this design approach to your project.  Peterson Architecture hopes to foster a relationship with your team that will facilitate a long term commitment and innovative solutions for your project and community.

The Peterson Architecture experience and commitment make our team the ideal partner for your next project.  We are a company that brings you a package of customizable services for your needs and we desire to be the best on each and every project.

We look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your goals.

December 2012, 17 Years in Business!

December 2012

Peterson Architecture is proud to announce we are starting our 17th year in business at our new location just 2 blocks from our former location

298 South Tenth Street, Suite 500

Noblesville, IN 46060

We strive to partner with a diverse group of clients to achieve innovative and practical solutions for a multitude of project types.  With 16 years of providing superior service, we are experts at customizing architectural and engineering services.

In an effort to keep Peterson Architecture on the cutting edge of design and innovations, we have established relationships with a variety of allied companies in central Indiana and throughout the country.  This allows us to create the most appropriate partnerships according to a project’s specific needs.  By doing this, we feel we can better serve our clients and maintain lower overhead and fees.  It allows us to evaluate a variety of solutions and explore different project types that might not typically be available to a firm of our size.

From inception, we have been devoted to the pursuit of a sustainable approach to architecture.  We have recently obtained LEED accreditation and believe we can bring this design approach to your project.  Peterson Architecture hopes to foster a relationship with your team that will facilitate a long term commitment and innovative solutions for your project and community.

The Peterson Architecture experience and commitment make our team the ideal partner for your next project.  We are a company that brings you a package of customizable services for your needs and we desire to be the best on each and every project.

We look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your goals.

Darren L Peterson AIA

 

 

 

 

 

March 30, 2012

Why Should I Hire an Architect ?

Few people realize how complicated it is to build until they find themselves overwhelmed with a maze of design options, site physical constraints, building and zoning laws and construction related issues.  Often times this realization comes when it is too late.  Most building projects start with a want or a need and the Architect is equipped with knowledge of design process, building codes and construction techniques, to develop solutions and alternatives and solve problems in creative ways with options you or your team may not think of together.


The Architect’s services are not an added cost to your project, but an investment, since a well-conceived project can be built more efficiently and economically.  Thorough drawings make it easier for the contractor to accurately price and build your project and as the project evolves, changes can be made on paper, which is much less expensive than during construction.
Architects stay abreast of advances in technology and materials and work within your budget to suggest the appropriate technologies, materials and workmanship that are durable as well as beautiful, which can avoid frequent maintenance and replacement costs.  Their familiarity with a wide range of materials enables them to suggest the appropriate materials then develop the drawings and specifications to get accurate bids for construction.  Architects can work with energy codes and technology to provide more passive or active energy efficient buildings reducing life cycle and operating costs.  The Architect can interpret complex building codes and zoning laws which can save valuable time and delays during the permitting and construction process.

The Architect will assist in finding qualified contractors and assist during construction to evaluate field condition, consider alternatives and work with a contractor to realize your goals.  If your project requires engineering, special crafts people or other special services, the architect can find and coordinate this team of experts.  Careful planning will limit construction surprises and can have the long term effect of a higher resale value or a well-designed work environment that attracts talented employees or can increases productivity.

 

Whether you are remodeling, expanding or building new, the architect is one professional who has the education, training and experience to guide you through the entire process of realizing your project goals.  Working with an Architect, not only in the design process but also to coordinate and assist with governmental agencies, contractors and the myriad of other professionals that will be involved, can better help you finish with a satisfying, well-designed project that meets your needs and is within your budget and time frame.

October, 2011 A.B.C Award of Excellence

Peterson Architecture is proud to be the Architect for Pike Lumber, recipient of the 2011 Associated Builders and Contractors, Award of Excellence in the Pre-Engineered Building category.  Located in Akron, Indiana, this project was constructed by Runnebohm Construction.

With over 40 years in the construction business, Runnebohm Construction http://www.runnebohm.com has the experience and expertise to make your next project a reality.  Their commitment to quality and the best possible client experience is unsurpassed in the construction industry.  They are committed to helping clients find “Solutions” to their business and construction needs, “Not Surprises.”

The Associated Builders and Contractors http://www.abc-indy.org is a professional construction trade association dedicated to the Merit Shop philosophy and to the free trade enterprise system.  ABC is the most effective organization in the construction industry opposing intimidation, violence, coercion, feather bedding, secondary boycotts, work restrictions and interference with your right to manage a project in the best interests of the employers and construction consumers.

ABC employs a professional staff on a national and local basis providing services to protect your rights as an independent businessperson and to increase your profitability

Past ABC awards for Peterson Architecture include

2002 ABC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Valenti-Held Corporate Headquarters

2006 ABC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Fionn McCool’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

2010 ABC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Phi Delta Theta

2001 ABC AWARD OF HONOR, Laser Vision Institute

2002 ABC AWARD OF HONOR, Jones Orthodontics

2004 ABC AWARD OF HONOR, White Rive Professional Offices

2006 ABC AWARD OF HONOR, Circle City Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

2007 ABC AWARD OF HONOR, Sean O’Casey’s Irish Pub

2008 ABC AWARD OF HONOR, Intrametco Office Building

Peterson Architecture is a full service architecture and planning firm located in Noblesville, Indiana, that strives to partner with a diverse group of clients to achieve innovative and practical solutions to a multitude of project types.  With 14 years of providing superior service, we are very experienced and yet have remained small enough to give your project the customized architectural and engineering services your project truly deserves. We have been devoted to the pursuit of a more sustainable approach to small scale architecture and planning from our inception, have recently obtained LEED accreditation and we feel we can bring this design approach to your project.  Peterson Architecture hopes to foster a relationship with your team that will bring a long term commitment to the best and most innovative solution to your project and to the community.

In our effort to keep our company flexible and on the cutting edge of design and innovations, we have established working relationships with a variety of allied companies in central Indiana and throughout the country, which allows us to create the most appropriate partnerships according to a project’s specific needs.  By doing this, we feel we can better serve our clients, maintain lower overhead and fees, evaluate a variety of solutions and explore a variety of project types that might not typically be available to a firm of our size.

Our experience and commitment make our architectural team the ideal partner for your next project.  We are a company that can bring to you a package of services that are customizable to your needs and a desire to be the best we can be on each and every project. We look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your goals.

We look forward to any opportunity and do not hesitate to call if you need any additional information.

Darren L Peterson AIA