MONTEALEGRE BEACH ARQUITECTOS practice gives services in diferent modes:
Project Leader Office of Architecture and Engineering Specialties Projects (projects for public and private buildings where the formation, coordination and direction of a multidisciplinary team is required for the complete development of the design and later field suppervision).
Subcontracted Office (frequent practice mode in the Industrial and Mining areas joining the team of Engineering Offices).
Contractor's Technical Office (in EPC's, Goverment Concessionaries Contractors, or MOP's "Pagos Contra Recepción" Contracts, developing and detailing the designs of third parties or Reference Projects).
Consultancy (acting as Owner Architect, Refery or Counterpart of other professional teams).
Multidiscipline, Control, Coordination
MONTEALEGRE BEACH ARQUITECTOS incorporates the assistance of
complementary specialty firms in the different fields that acts in
the complete study and specification of a project: Structural
Engineering, Electrical, Lighting Technology,Data & Communications,
Security, Safety, Sanitary, Gas and Fuel, Paving and Storm Water
Drainage, garbage Disposal, Acoustics, etc. An important part of our
management is the coordination of the different specialties, and we
are prepared to form for our clients the most adequate team
according to the specific project requirements and conditions.
The challenging complexity and short scheduling of actual projects makes indispensable the skills for team working. MONTEALEGRE BEACH ARQUITECTOS is used to multidisciplinary work and has efficiently implemented administration technics capable of breaking the typical linear development of a project, achieving coordinated parallel progress.
Design is Technic, Technic is Design
Our office gives primordial importance to the technical
quality of the architectural design, and considers that the
esthetical value of work depends and derives of the right solution
to a problem. Our achievements in this matter has been recognized
(Obra Bicentenario, IAKS), the selection of many of our works in the
exhibitions of Chilean Architectural Bienals or the Shanghai World
Expo 2010, Landscaping congresses, etc. Equally, our works are
frequently included in books and specialized publications or quoted
in press articles related to architecture, construction, landscaping
and design. The office partners has active involvement in gremial,
acedemical or teaching activities.
In general, our project criteria considers that a work of architecture is not finished in the general solution, in the site layout or in the composition of esthetical or expressive volumes. Design continues down to the most secondary parts. That is why the concern for the constructive detail and finishings is a constant in our work. The technical efficiency achived in our solutions is provable in our buildings and in the satisfaction of our clients, that has lead to new assingments.
Quality + Risponsability + Experience = Professional Office
Our drawings, techincal specifications, finishing schedules,
material takeoffs, CAPEX, OPEX quotations and other project
deliverables are carefully finished, coordinated and complete. This
is of the most importance for the success of construction and
contract administration, providen solid base for scheduling
activities, contractor budgeting and Clients budget administration.
Cost control is part of our regular methodology of project
developement, elaborating comparative quotations and trade-offs,
given to our clients solid information for taking adequate and
The design process is developed with methods of quality control that includes Procedure Manuals, Design Criterias, Revisión and Cross-cheked control, clash detection, between specialties and architecture, and between them. Also, the centralized data base for the project, standard collections are in constant and cummulative improvement, project after project.