We’ve been providing sustainable solutions for residential as well as commercial buildings since the early 1990s. Most of our work has been carried out in the tropics, and we employ the basic principles of building design and orientation to maximize ventilation through buildings and minimize solar radiation. This ensures that our buildings are comfortable and are not energy-hungry. Most of our building materials can be locally sourced. We have a LEED Accredited Professional on our staff and are currently doing projects where LEED and Sustainable considerations are a requirement of the Clients.
Architecture is at the core of our business. We have had the unique privilege of designing a wide range of building and facility types. We consider our style to be eclectic and highly responsive to the requirements of the client.
Our designs are well-tailored to create the best possible design solutions. From small single-family residences to multi-hectare multiple-use complexes, estates and facilities, we are careful to pay attention to the unique requirements of each client, for each project, at each location, each time.
With two Autodesk Revit Certified Professionals on our project team, you can be certain of a high quality of model integrity on projects enforcing a BIM Methodology.
3D Printing/ Digital Fabrication
Revit BIM modeling
Revit Family Creation
Co-ordination & Clash Detection
4D BIM Modelling
Virtual Reality Project Tours
The firm has done several interior refits which involved the total design of the interior finishes, fittings and furniture. We recognize that it is not enough to design a building and hand it over to the users. For several projects, we are having to design buildings from the outside in and for several users. We need to not just make the interiors look good, but make them purpose-designed to serve specific needs.
We have an in-house team of Quantity Surveyors and are therefore always in a position to quickly evaluate project costs. We recognize that in today’s world, things change very quickly. There are also plenty of options available for any given material or component and we help our clients to get the best “bang for the buck” and give them the opportunity to change their minds if they suddenly have the budgetary leeway.
Most recently we have had to do major value engineering for our Kano Economic City project where contract awards are now in the process of being completed. We recognize that all projects, no matter how small or large, need to be planned. Some plans can be brain-stormed and written out in a few hours while others may take weeks, months or even years, especially when there are changes to the scope and or requirements, or even the budget of the project, along the way
ATO Architects has been called upon several times by Clients who do not want to deal with multiple parties, to do projects “turnkey”. Examples of our Design-Build projects include AT & D Estates in Lekki Phase 1 and the Refit of the Executive Suites for Stanbic IBTC at Walter Carrington Crescent on Victoria Island.
We’ve had a lot of experience in master planning, especially of commercial developments and housing developments. Our work gives us an opportunity to impact the local community through meaningful & sustainable urban designs. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure that this impact is always positive.
Most contracts for the execution of building projects are between an Owner or Client representatives and a building contractor. We as Architects are responsible for ensuring that even though we are paid by the client, the terms of the contract are clearly stated and the administration of the contract is fair to both parties. We are very experienced in the area of Contract Administration and this is very critical to the successful execution of any project. We have also been called in as arbitrators on projects other than ours.
We are no stranger to exploratory projects and will work with a client who has land or a building that he is not sure what he wants to do with. We will help him explore his options and prepare studies and reports that he can then use to get the necessary buy-in and financing where necessary. The conversion, re-modelling and re-use of buildings is another area of expertise for us at ATO Architects. Building Assessments are an important aspect of the preliminary stages of any of these types of projects and sometimes required when we need to carry out feasibility studies for possible work on existing buildings.
On-site Facility Management