Owners and designers of commercial, public, and office complexes and buildings are increasingly recognizing the importance of providing not only functional but aesthetically pleasing sites, entrances and building interiors. The area around a building, mall, or group of buildings presents a strong image of a company to clients, shoppers and the general public. The on-site spaces adjacent to a building and the interior courtyards enhance working and shopping environments. Maxian + Horst provides a complete range of site services on such projects, working with each client to establish the desired image and using office skills to mesh this image with all functional requirements to achieve a pleasing whole.
The members of the firm have extensive experience on many types of industrial projects involving transportation, including railroad sidings and large and small truck access, loading and parking facilities. They work closely with public agencies in designing comprehensive storm systems, grading plans, and necessary retention ponds and erosion controls. In addition to the design of vehicular and pedestrian circulation systems for shopping areas and office parks, Maxian + Horst has prepared many planting plans for indoor spaces in shopping malls as well as planting designs for extensive outdoor spaces using a palette of both indigenous and specimen plants.
The firm works with numerous architectural and engineering firms in the design of new facilities and also has extensive experience in the renovation and redesign of existing areas to accommodate new uses. The firm performs site planning, design development, and technical site consultation services in relation to projects in various types of settings. Some projects include pedestrian circulation and seating areas as well as extensive exterior and interior planting design, while other projects place a primary emphasis on vehicular circulation and the technical aspects of site development. The members of the firm have a primary goal to adapt all functional use patterns to a given site in a manner that minimizes site disturbance both during construction and during use while maximizing aesthetic appeal.
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