A Specialized Design and Consulting Practice
HALL a/e/c PA is a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm since its establishment in 1992 by Mr. Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI. The firm offers a wide variety of professional services to our clients and has enjoyed a national reputation for outstanding service. Our extensive experience provides our clients with expertise and knowledge to suit most project situations. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with branch offices in Dallas and Orlando.
Our team of architects, building scientists, and construction professionals include many leading industry experts who apply a holistic approach to our clients’ problems. Beyond their knowledge and expertise, each HALL employee is committed to providing accurate, thorough, and responsive service while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. You will also discover that the members of our project team typically share a long history of service to the company and its clients. This stability is critical to our work and our clients’ success.
Our firm’s Management, in conjunction with our unique approach to problem solving looks at building solutions for the life-cycle of the facility. We aim to provide the perfect synthesis of modern visualization technology and decades of expert architectural knowledge to our clients.
Projects undertaken by our firm and staff have been diverse in scale and type. They include master planning, adaptive re-use and renovation, corporate headquarters, commercial and medical office buildings, multi-family residences, corporate interiors, shopping centers, museums, and theatres.
HALL a/e/c and prior firms of the principal have been recognized with design awards from numerous organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the Institute of Business Designers, the City of Charlotte, the Construction Specifications Institute, the Brick Association of North Carolina, and others. We believe quality architecture can only be accomplished by following a policy of sound design, responsible detailing, and rigorous construction administration. Although recognition by our peers is very gratifying, satisfying the client and the people who ultimately use our buildings is our primary concern.
Our staff includes Certified Construction Specifiers who have won numerous national specification competition awards from the Construction Specifications Institute for the quality of their Project Manuals. The firm uses a sophisticated computerized system in the production of project specifications and our staff participates in the review of national recognized master guide specification systems. Our services include project specifications, firm master specifications, and building product guide specifications.
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
The firm provides peer review services to ensure coordination of construction documents and quality assurance. We often perform special conditions assessments of construction work for quality control compliance with the building code. Our firm's staff have received specialized training in Property Conditions Assessments by ASTM and are Certied Construction Contract Administrators. Issues involving building envelopes such as waterproofing can easily be identified, solved, and communicated to the best contractors in the region for repair. We employ sophisticated diagnostic equipment such as thermographic cameras, unmanned aerial systems (drone), and hygrothermal modeling and energy software.
Construction Litigation Support
From expert testimony to general consulting, we can provide tremendous aid to parties involved in litigation involving construction and architecture. With more than 30-years experience in construction arbitration as an arbitrator, we are often requested to assist in the review and settlement of construction disputes. We work with construction attorneys in the evaluation of claims and issues. This includes acting as a testifying expert witness or as a consultant.
Our approach to the problem of built space for any project is rational and pragmatic. Our collective attitude is that excellence will be achieved when the problems and potentials of the program, the budget, and the site context are fully resolved in the design of the building for the site.
Our process is program-based, with significant client participation throughout all phases. We identify, explore, and evaluate all information on the project, while studying similar projects, built recently, in order to take advantage of their experiences.
At this point, we formulate a number of alternative organizational strategies, and together with the client, test their validity against function, budget, site, life cycle costing, and other constraints. Communication of ideas at the initial stages of the project is accomplished by means of small-scale diagrams of activity relationships and other pertinent information presented in the form of three-dimensional models or renderings. These increase in scale and complexity throughout the design process, to convey concepts, options, concerns, responses, and decisions.
In this manner, the client participates in the formulation and refinement of the design at every level. Function, as well as architectural character, is developed from the outset of the process, not later applied. The design team has, as a part of its composition, experts in structural, mechanical, and electrical, as well as interior design. These experts are a part of the process from the initial stages, further ensuring that value engineering is an integral part of the design from concept through to completion and occupation of the building.
Hall a/e/c PA 501 N. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone: +1 704 334 2101