RUSSELL AND DAWSON – AN ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING FIRM (860) 289-1100 1111 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-2241

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What kinds of services do we specialize in?

Russell and Dawson offers expertise in architecture, planning, structural engineering, interior design, MEP, sustainable design, and code compliance, with a portfolio spanning various sectors such as commercial, residential, and educational projects. For more details, visit our Services page.

Can I view your previous projects?

Explore our diverse project portfolio here.

Who are the key members of your team, and what are their credentials?

Meet our leadership team and learn about their vast experience here.

When should I involve an architect?

Involve an architect as soon as you've defined your project's scope. Early collaboration can streamline planning, minimize costs, and accelerate timelines.

What can I expect from the kickoff meeting?

The kickoff meeting sets the project's foundation. Bring any ideas, requirements, or constraints you have to ensure a productive start.

How long will it take to complete the drawings?

Drawing completion times vary, but we provide an accurate timeline post-kickoff. Our experience suggests a range from X to Y weeks, depending on scope and decision-making speed.

What is our project completion process?

We navigate projects through 5 key phases: Schematic Design, Detailed Design, Construction Documents, Bidding and Negotiating, and Construction Administration.

What technologies or software do we use?

We utilize Revit software for detailed, accurate, and efficient 3-dimensional drawings, enhancing the construction process's coordination.

How do we ensure compliance with codes and standards?

We adhere to current Connecticut State Building Codes, including IBC, IPC, and IECC, regularly updating our practices with new regulations and standards.

What does the Construction Administration phase include?

This phase covers project document creation, change orders, RFIs, addenda, and necessary sketches, complemented by site visits and coordination meetings.

Do we assist with grant applications for projects?

We've successfully secured grants through OSCG&R, HUD, CHFA, and DOH for various projects.

How can you reach us for project discussions or consultations?

For new projects or consultations, contact us at (860) 289-1100, email, or visit us at 1111 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-2241.