The building is a complex organization of systems including spaces for human habitation, spaces for mechanical equipment, spaces for the interface of human and mechanical systems, interior and exterior spaces, mechanical and electrical systems, systems of communications, etc.  Many elements must be considered during the process of building design; image and aestetic considerations, environmental control- heat, light, air, water- life safety (building code), construction materials and methods, bidding climate and local/ regional construction methodology, hazardous materials, initial costs and operating costs; and our task is to assist our clients in defining their building needs in terms of these constituents and in creating the optimum design which best satisfies these needs.