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Overview

Signal Creek Architects, LLC is a small architectural firm committed to technology and the built environment. Founded in 2003 as a continuation of Bruce Heiberg AIA, Architect, we began by specializing in office and industrial architecture. Thus far we completed a new 120,000 sf warehouse and distribution center for Little Rock Distributing, a 79,000 sf office and warehouse addition in New Orleans, an 80,000 sf remodeling in Baton Rouge and a 350,000 sf modernization for Glazer's Distributors in Houston, Texas.

Bruce Heiberg, the firmís principal, has extensive architectural experience for a wide variety of project types throughout the south central states, including high rise office, interiors, education, medical, civic, institutional, and recreational and park projects. He is licensed in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, and Arizona. See attached resume for a detailed project experience list.

Service

The greatest attribute of Signal Creek Architects, LLC is the ability to provide dedicated, experienced senior level expertise to every project. We combine thirty years of technical know how with young and energetic designers to provide well detailed, conservative, innovative, artistic solutions to everyday problems.

Signal Creek Architects, LLC is team oriented. Clients are the central focus and integral to our team approach. They are encouraged to participate in every aspect of the work. We each project team with qualified professional engineers using well qualified consultants to match the clientís project needs.

Agility

Todayís fast paced business environment requires the ability to adapt rapidly to changing conditions. Being small allows us to move about easily with minimal interference to operations and efficiency, to change our team organization, structure and location to fit client needs. Our work space is designed to expand or move on demand. Being small doesnít mean short handed. Alliances, with other firms gives us the ability provide surprising capabilities. We can be small for small projects and through alliances with other small firms we increase our size for medium to large projects. We donít pretend to be all things to all people, but within our areas of expertise, we offer personalized quality services.

Vision

Our vision is the ability to recognize design opportunities not apparent in a program. Strong leadership is needed to advance new concepts. A structured relationship between the ownerís needs and the architects vision, leads to innovative solutions that work for everybody. For example, a client wants a window to open up a view and bring in natural light. An architect familiar with construction restraints may realize the present wall will need to be replaced and propose installing a window wall instead. For about the same cost, the occupants are delighted with the results, productivity increases and the entire investment is returned to the client faster than originally imagined.

Environment

As human beings, we create our own environments. We canít take credit for nature, but we can assume stewardship over it. What we build, in a sense, reflects who we are. Respect for sustainability, flood management, environmental impact and accessibility are todayís realities that canít be ignored. We are not the stone builders of history, nor are we the throw away culture of the 1960ís. Who we are now will be analyzed by the future and our measure will be the legacy we leave.

Technology

A signal is an act or gesture that sets something else in motion. Drums, smoke signals and waving semaphore flags usually come to mind. Today we use sine waves, microwaves, and digital pulses to transmit electronic messages and images all over the world. Our new freedom of place is changing the need for constant proximity. We still need personalized face to face contact, but day to day communications by telephone, email and internet are faster and more efficient than running next door. Plans are posted on websites and blue print companies are international graphic hubs for local printing and document distribution.

Another advantage of our technology is the ability to model a project in 3D continuously from start to finish. Object oriented drafting allows floors, walls, doors windows, cabinets, stairs and roofs are drawn once and viewed from different points. Conflicts between plans and elevations are eliminated. Information schedules are also linked to plans interactively. Redundant drafting is minimized by using reference files and layering systems. Engineers keep their backgrounds drawings current by linking their work to plans posted on SCAís web.

 


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