UpStreet Architects, Inc. is a full service firm, providing Architectural, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management services from our two offices in Indiana, PA and Johnstown, PA. Our firm is licensed to practice in multiple states and we go where our clients go. Since 1994, UpStreet Architects, Inc. has completed numerous new construction, renovation, rehabilitation and historic preservation projects in urban, suburban and rural environments. The principals are President, Karen L. Welsh, R.A. and Secretary, Thomas R. Harley, R.A. The firm is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Small Business Enterprise.
We work with developers, agencies and owners through the conceptual plans, financing applications, design decisions, coordination of consultants, and construction contract administration. Many of the projects we complete have several phases, layered requirements and varied complexities. We embrace our role to be involved in nearly every aspect of the development process so that our services are comprehensive and decisions can be made in the best interest of the project.
The majority of our clients represent long-term relationships, repeat clients and open-ended agreements. Our client-focused designs include traditional architectural aspects combined with expertise in navigating compliance with government and financing requirements. We have worked hard to establish a cooperative and responsive reputation with the technical service departments of the governmental agencies involved with our clients’ projects. We identify the timeframes for critical path items, submission requirements and work within established budgets for both design and construction.
Our successful project management strategy integrates multi-disciplined teams of professionals, as needed. We believe that communication between the prime professional, the consultants and the client is critical to the success of the project. To that end, we have developed several strategies that enable us to work efficiently and effectively.
Many of our projects are produced in a team-focused Integrated Project Delivery strategy system, where all team members are identified up front, including the contractor, and decisions are made collaboratively, taking multiple factors into consideration, so the results meet the goals and the project is completed on time and on budget. This is particularly effective when meeting energy program goals, evaluating budgets over lengthy development timeframes, meeting tight construction schedules and addressing issues with unique complexity. Regardless of the contractor selection method, we approach each project with an attitude of teamwork and constructability.
Our team brings a diversity of knowledge, experience and interests to the projects that allow us to evaluate decisions in many aspects and contexts. We take great pride in our designs, our construction documents, our project management skills, and the relationships we build. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you.