1. Create the Brief
Row Partners is there at a project’s beginnings. We work with you to assess the current environment and needs to develop the project program. We identify key criteria for location, building type, brand placement, etc, in addition to establishing the overall project timeline and budgets. Together, these components become the Project Brief.
Assess Space Use & Needs
Prepare Project Program
- Develop Location Criteria
- Establish Project Timeline
- Prepare Project Budget
2. Build the Team
Row Partners is just one of the many experts needed to design and implement projects. We build project teams and scopes to align with each project’s unique needs and complexities. We manage contracting either by working directly with your legal team or retaining consultants on your behalf.
- Prepare Scope of Services
- Review and Level Proposals
- Negotiate Fees
- Assist with Drawing Up Contracts
3. Activate the Communication
It’s been said many times before— communication can cause great success or major mix-ups. Row Partners considers clear, consistent and readily accessible communications a foundational aspect to our approach. We attend all meetings either in-person or virtually, and we help define meeting agendas and ensure meeting notes and outcomes are well-documented. Ease of access to these and other record documents are facilitated by a project share-point and dashboard.
- Facilitate Meeting Agendas, Meeting Notes & Outcomes
- Pick Up the Phone and Talk Directly to Team Members
4. Facilitate the Process | Monitor the Progress
Good progress is the result of a clearly defined process. Both are easily derailed by the complexities and often competing needs of project teams. We actively facilitate process and progress by utilizing formal and informal tools, hosting regular meetings and engaging directly with teams to bring about timely decisions, clear communication and consistent progress. We monitor teams’ progress and costs against baseline schedules and budgets, in addition to auditing design decisions against the original project program and design intent. We look beyond the now to proactively address obstacles that could impede the original project brief.
- Maintain the Project Calendar
- Attend Presentations and Regular Meetings
- Facilitate unscheduled Worksessions
- Audit the Design
- Manage Costs
- Track the Schedule
5. Close the Door
A project wraps well past move-in. A project is done when the punch-list items are complete and maintenance contracts in-place, the Operations and Maintenance Manuals delivered, building permits signed off and letter of completion issued and “as-builts” handed in. Row Partners shepherds the close-out phase with the same diligence and enthusiasm we bring to the start-up.