Design Ideas

Every space is different. Every structure has its unique reason for existing.
We might produce a thousand ideas before arriving at the perfect one for a project or client. It's a necessary part of the creative architectural process and one that we take seriously. Here's how we do it:


  • Start with a project mission statement
  • Create a mind map using key words and phrases in the mission statement
  • Use the mind map to arrive at the 3-5 top project objectives
  • Use the top 3-5 project objectives to brainstorm project goals in a non-judgmental environment
  • Put project objectives and goal aside for 2-4 weeks to let them marinate
  • Rigorously review goals and objectives to assign a priority ranking
  • Create project plan based on goals and objectives that includes milestones and contingencies

About Us

Falkanger Snyder Martineau & Yates Inc. 

FSMY is a full service architectural firm that provides a wide variety of design services.  Since 1977 we have been producing an extensive portfolio of designs that range from commercial, residential, medical, educational, financial and industrial projects.  95% of our work is either “repeat” or “referral.”FSMY recruits and maintains the best young talent, and couples them with the vast experience of its principals to provide innovative, sustainable designs anchored in pragmatic values.  Our deep history allows our knowledge base of codes, program and detail to provide an invaluable level of quality with fewer challenges. Our understanding of how important constant communication and the coordinated efforts of the Team is, allows us to anticipate issues and add value to any Project.  FSMY’s greatest satisfaction comes from providing an enjoyable and profitable experience for the entire Team and establishing lasting relationships. What differentiates us 3D Modeling of Designs for coordination and client use In-house Renderings / Walkthroughs USGBC Firm (United States Green Building Council) LEED accredited staff 99% success rate on projects submitted for site plan approval

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