Since its establishment, Rick Strusiner Associates - Architects has provided architectural services for Craig/Steven Development Corporation projects worth in excess of $500 million.
Throughout the years one basic philosophy has guided the creation of every project: Good design does not necessarily mean expensive design. An architectural concept should serve it's community, meet a specific set of market needs and, above all, lend itself to the financial viability of the project.
Good design goes far beyond aesthetics. It touches upon every aspect of a project. For example, good design will consider the means to lower construction costs without compromising construction detail. Here, the staff of Rick Strusiner Associates - Architects benefits from sharing field experiences with personnel from the Craig/Steven Development Corporation construction group.
Rick Strusiner, principal, summarizes the benefits of this interaction: "Above all, we are architects who know in advance how our designs will work. As part of a full-service development organization, we have the opportunity to interact with specialists in every phase of development. As a result, we are better able to improve our design and engineering techniques, explore the efficiencies and economics of alternative construction methods and, therefore, control costs through more intelligent architecture.