Design is a Process...

Bachelor of Architecture, 1975

The University of Texas at Austin

Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Texas Society of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

LEED Accredited Professional


Registration

Texas 6465

Florida AR98170

California 17709

NCARB 21993



Oza Bouchard, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Architect

Oza Bouchard, AIA, LEED AP has a broad range of project experience in the management and design of large-scale and complex projects, from programming through design and construction. As a registered architect and with more than 4 decades of experience, my “Participatory” Style of management enables  me to bring the entire project team and the Owner together in a cohesive manner that allows everyone to have “ownership” in the decision making process.


From intimately scaled residential, to a state-of-the-art multi-million dollar projects,  this experience and management style results in successfully bringing projects in on time and within budget from  programming, design and construction to project closeout.  

I have been a guest speaker and lecturer on; Desert Design, Client Involvement, “Perception Is Reality” in the Clients Eyes, Integration of Advanced Technology, Integration of Contractors/Sub-contractors in the design process, and Integrating BIM (Building Information Technology) into the design and Construction process. I am a strong proponent of Integrated Project Delivery, where all the team members are working together as a cohesive team and not independent consultants and contractors and that BIM is an integral part of the process



The best design solutions are those that blend in harmoniously with their surroundings.  Each project is a new opportunity with its own requirements and goals.  My philosophy is to understand those goals and create a solution that meets them on time and within budget.


Early in this process, a systems approach to problem solving is taken to develop and explore ideas. These ideas are organized and tested with a series of diagrams and three dimensional models to communicate with each other on a very clear and understandable level. As the design develops, cost models are made to help ensure that the solution is in step with the budget, and that modifications are made in a positive and controlled manner.

How a project looks, what it says about its function, how it fits in its environment, and how it relates to adjacent structures is the end result of the design process.  A successful design solution is one that looks like it belongs, and is that intangible quality that makes a project successful.  From high image corporate headquarters to simple interiors, my goal is to create design solutions that successfully meet these objectives.