Prototype Architecture Development and National Multi-Site Rollout Programs
From our inception, APD Engineering and Architecture has enjoyed its greatest success in the area of national multi-site rollout, prototype architecture and civil support. We have over 18 years of experience working on projects for our grocery, food service, banking, auto repair, other retail, commercial and multi-tenant clients. We have successfully implemented multi-site rollout programs and developed prototype programs for some of the largest retailers and restaurant clients in the world.
APD has managed the ALDI prototype program since 2008 including the ALDI Prototype drawings, Specifications, and Civil Design Guidelines. They’ve been able to communicate prototype drawings, specifications, and design requirement updates to regional architects across the country, maintaining consistency throughout the ALDI building program. Throughout this time, they’ve lead and assisted with countless research and prototype development initiatives. APD’s skill at project management ensures a high degree of coordination with government entitlements, neighborhood groups, utility companies, and contractors, which is part of the reason why our projects get completed cost effectively and efficiently. APD provides an excellent product within a very competitive budget. It has been my pleasure to work with APD on numerous projects. I would highly recommend APD to any company in the need of architectural or engineering services.
- Russ White, Director of Real Estate, ALDI Inc. Springfield Division
National Multi-Site Rollout
APD’s team of architects and engineers work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help them best achieve their expansion goals. Our team approach for site-adapting new build, retrofit, renovation, and remodeling projects allows us to successfully complete a large volume of projects efficiently, on budget and on schedule, while maintaining a high level of quality. Our experience has given us the ability to quickly adapt prototypes to each location’s specific requirements.
We have completed projects for our clients in many municipalities throughout the nation and have experience with a number of the model building codes. In many cases, having previously worked with a local municipality allows us to identify and seamlessly adapt to the location and varied permit requirements.
Our use of collaborative technologies allows greater coordination among the entire project team for project management, design, and construction documents.
Prototype Development and Maintenance
A direct result of our success with multi-site rollout programs is clients have selected APD to be their national prototype architecture. This requires APD to work with the client to develop, maintain, and effectively share the prototype. APD’s dedicated prototype team integrates our clients’ varied and ever-changing requirements into a well-organized set of drawings and specifications. We incorporate the required options and flexibility into each prototype, allowing for efficient use by the site-adapt architect.
We work continuously with our clients to improve store concepts and refine building designs while maintaining their specific criteria and brand identity. Understanding the impact of materials and constructability on efficiency, construction costs and operating costs, we regularly review materials and design details to improve each prototype for our clients.
APD uses collaborative technologies to distribute prototype documents, provide prototype updates, and communicate prototype changes to all members of our clients’ rollout program teams.
Prototype Design and Rollout Services
- Site Adaptation of Prototypes
- Landscape Architecture
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Plumbing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Energy Analysis
- Construction Administration
- Construction Documentation
- Bidding / Negotiation Analysis
- Analyze / Award Construction Bids
- On-Site Construction Observation
- Final Punch List / Turnover Inspections
- Warranty Inspection
- ADA Assessments
- Site Investigation Reports
- Permit Submittal
- LEED Certification & Documentation
- Green Globes Professional