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  What IDAD Members Say They Do :

THE VALUE OF DESIGN

As an individual, successful entrepreneur, developer,
investor, superintendent or resort executive, you will
require professional architectural services in the pursuit
of your project, process or product. You know that
imagination, innovation and technical communication
are essential and valued skills in accomplishing your goals.

THE COST AND BENEFITS OF DESTINATION DESIGN
You are aware of your priorities and the importance
of good design in the realm of admired and appreciated
assets. Good design has no substitute, and your task
must be fully examined by creative thinkers who under-
stand what it takes to succeed. The designer's reputation
and his/her concepts can open doors of advancement
opportunity for enhancement of your ideas and the
translation of your needs and wants into reality. You
require a qualified IDAD architect. IDAD services
provide you with the techniques required of individuals
who desire and insist on only the best possible answer.
Design is considered the most important issue in the
value retention of any asset and the appeal and
marketing value of any project, process, or product.
And you realize the importance of having quality design
helping you with decisions and solutions which affect
your options and future success. IDAD and you
can make it happen.

THE PRACTICE OF IDAD

Renowned Land/Hydroscape architects have stretched the
envelope of design in the realm of concepts. Design has global
consequences and few deny its future and current engineering
ramifications from the smallest element to the largest endeavor.
Design meets human needs, examines possibilities and supplies
golfcourses, resorts and parks with the necessary edge to make
a statement that works. Designers have rejected the notion that
good solutions are found only in repetitive conventions and
standards. Designers seek to be innovative in a creative desire
to maximize their client's advantage. Good design is an experiment
with a quality client which examines and explores a multiplex of
possibilities and challenges everyone involved in the design
process to strive for the best possible solution. Similar fields,
and many non-designers generally find systematic resolution
of problems to result in efficient answers. In comparison, an
IDAD Architect accepts efficiency as only one indicator: the
project must also be effective and expressive of human factors,
investment value, technology, marketing/ resale appeal and
sound design. It is the goal of good designers to think outside
the box of everyday notions and to limit the probability of failure,
which represents the direct compilation of every conceivable
positive attribute to ensure success.


So, design is comprehensive as your needs are also
comprehensive. Designers provide you with logical answers
and plans for the full gratification of all extenuating
circumstances which may impact you and how you allocate
your time and resources.

IDAD SERVICES
Of course you realize and understand the wide range of
expertise available. But generally, since most problems extend
into various resultant ramifications, impacts, maximizations
and real-time manipulations that require modeling and prototyping
of problems into real solutions, design and design methods alone
can provide the best possible solution for your project.
Your designers should consider their practice a lifestyle and have
dedication to the higher goals of artistic and technical
professionalism, not just a can-do mentality.
Design is a method for improving health and safety and is a must
for performance enhancement. The design profession has sound,
proven criteria for judging effectiveness and is essential to human
and business resource planning. It has been shown that design
can reduce costs and development time and helps to accelerate
recognition and user/consumer training. Designers simplify use,
construction, and repair. Design finds the optimum, or "best"
solution within needs, cost and time.


THE VALUE OF RESEARCH

Being well-informed is the basic reason for professional
architectural investigations. It has been demonstrated that
research can eliminate or reduce aggravation, time, money
and the legal red tape associated with surprises. The minimal
benefit from research is the provision of peace of mind and
the ability to plan or budget for expenditures.

So: who should you call?
Quality research & development must be completed by a
generalist who can provide unbiased insight into the soundness
and scientific viability of your investment. Scientists, teamed
with designers can produce such credible data and support.
IDAD architectural investigations can increase your legal
and financial advantage beyond the negotiating table.

THE NEED FOR DEVELOPMENT
Whether you are a government entity, an institution or
establishment, or perhaps a league, club, society or business
association, all agencies of all descriptions require trained
leadership for development and architectural works projects.

Far too often detrimental results, due to the selection of
inadequate expertise, occurs. To devise a good business
foundation you must become fairly conversant with the
professionals who can aide in large scale endeavors in
development. To an amazing degree, good proposals are
hindered by the absence of R&D and more often than not
bad counsel will fill the empty space which results. To
ensure that effort and money result in gratifying
accomplishments, you as an official, executive or recreation
expert, require a professional designer teamed with natural/
physical scientists to devise the best direction for your
important project.


WHAT SERVICES BEYOND R&D?

Accessibility & Control
Earthquakes & Natural Events
Slides & Avalanches
Subsidence & Expansive Soils
Grading & Drainage
Pedestrian & Vehicular Issues
Circulation & Parking
Dams & Retaining Walls

Surfacing & Paving
Bridges & Roadways
Outdoor Lighting & Power
Site Screens & Barriers
Harsh Landscapes
Underwater Landscapes
Historic Landscapes
Disturbed Landscapes
Sound Control & Stage Sets
Water Supply & Disposal
Stormwater & Hydrology
Recreational Waterbodies
Site Furniture & Features
Pools & Fountain Systems
Sea Walls & Marinas
Recreation & Athletic Facilities
Walks & Foundations
Fences & Security Specification
Spatial & Resource Protection
Irrigation & Water Effects
Reservoir & Water Quality
Materials & Planting Detail
Investigation & Exploration organizational goals.

IDAD AREAS

LANDFORMS
Exterior & Interior Features
Theme & Recreation Resorts
Civil & Transportation Design
Golf & Sporting Facilities
Entertainment & Hospitality

LAND USE
Urban & Infrastructure
City & Community Planning
Regional & International
Commercial & Residential
Travel & Tourism Issues

LANDSCAPES
Waterfront & Wetlands
Control & Preservation
Reclamation & Renewal
Regenerative & Sustainable
Resource & Ecological Studies

LAND SYSTEMS
Management & Engineering
Industrial & Agricultural
Renovation & Restoration
Zoological & Botanical
Products & Processes

LAND DEVELOPMENT
Shelter & Structure Concepts
Surface & Subterranean
Acoustical & Lighting
Solar & Daylighting Science
Coastal & Riparian Design