WHO WE ARE:
Founded in 2014, the Project 308 Design initiative is the realization of a long held desire of its Managing Principal, Chris Penndorf, to found a company that serves as a creative extension of his voice and personality. And, as it evolves and grows, this company will have a personality and a voice that is reflective of all of its collaborators. It will be a blend of the professional and the personal.
It was founded as a platform for the application of design thinking in various forms and media, fostering creative exploration through innovation in process and product.
This company is a full service Architecture firm, providing both traditional and non-conventional applications of problem solving in design and related industries. But this company wants to be more than that. This company will learn from allied arts and applied sciences to
inform design decisions that affect the human condition in a positive way. The medium and forum should not and cannot be restricted to one dimension.
This company is going to be about fulfillment, from the inside-out.
On the inside, it starts with the inception of the organization. This company was founded out of want of creative expression and the ability to craft the design experience in all facets.
On the outside, fulfillment is to be marked though individuals and organizations that are more than satisfied with both the process and the end product. Both.
Everything will have meaning.
Every design solution posed, every line drawn, every conversation held, and every written word crafted will be done so with care and deliberate intent.
WHAT WE DO:
The team at Project 308 has extensive experience in a variety of project types, including Base Building Design and Renovation, Commercial Tenant Interiors, Security Design, Data Centers, Medical Office, K-12, Daycare Facilities, and Food Service Design. For additional information regarding additional projects and references, please contact us.
HOW WE DO IT:
You can’t design a project if you don’t know what you need to design. This may seem like a simple statement, but too often this stage of the process is rushed or ignored altogether. The information yielded from the preliminary investigation will inform the direction of the project in a number of areas critical to the successful execution of the design. Project 308 seeks a shared commitment from Owners, Consultants, and other participants to provide insight and information in this gathering stage. The project team will use various forms of communication, including face-to-face meetings, phone interviews, and web-hosted surveys to assist in uncovering project information that may benefit the design, construction, and, ideally, the eventual occupancy of a space by its end users.
The Design portion is where the fun really begins. This stage is all about problem solving through creativity and a translation of concepts into a different three-dimensional language. It’s during design that the traditional Industry Standard Schematic Design and Design Development stages take place and the design modeling and drawings begin to take shape, and it’s where we start to see the reality come together.
As the project continues to develop, the Design Team will work to ensure that all of the necessary parts and pieces that accompany the creative exercise fall into place. Project 308 and its consultants collaborate through a comprehensive coordination process, integrating building systems to support the project, confirming life safety and code regulations are accommodated, and developing working drawings that will see the project through the local permitting and construction process. We do not consider the project completed until the actual construction is done, so the traditional Contract Documents and Construction Administration phases fall under this umbrella.