Bell/Knott & Associates is a full service Architecture and Interior Design firm built upon developed long term relationships with our clients. Since the founding of the firm in 1988 by John Bell and Kerry Knott, the firm has maintained a staff of approximately 25 professionals.
We see architecture as a complex discipline that goes well past select aesthetically appealing projects. Our buildings are becoming technically complex enterprises in themselves. What truly differentiates us is that we enjoy the technically challenging projects just as much as the ones with great visual appeal. A complex laboratory or a data center brings as much professional pride as a beautiful corporate headquarter. Our firm thrives on this creative blend of art and engineering.
Our staff is made up of professionals with a variety and range of expertise. This multi-disciplined staff includes Architects, Interior Designers, Planners, Specifications Specialists, 3D Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Construction Administration Specialist, Move & Planning Professionals and Facilities Services Personnel.
The characteristics that distinguish Bell/Knott & Associates include:
RELATIONSHIPS MATTER THE MOST
We focus on maintaining strong, long lasting client-architect relationships. We do not value a client by the size or quality of the project, but on the long term benefits. Since the founding of the firm, our key business strategy has been to serve the client well and generate a steady stream of repeat work. The key benefit of this strategy is that we become quite familiar with the clients’ likes and dislikes. This understanding enables us to act as their professional design counsel who can help with high level decision making. Our relationships go above and beyond simply providing architectural services that are project specific.
We promote a team approach to each and every project. This includes all owner and user involvement throughout every phase of the process and participation in all pre-design and design activities.
MASTERY OF TECHNICAL SPACES
We are known in the region for our strong portfolio in the following sectors: data centers, underground data centers, laboratories, animal health facilities, pharmaceutical and clinical spaces. By continuing to learn from each project, our staff has developed a tremendous technical expertise. We are able to support our team and work well with specialty engineers and consultants who are experts in their fields. We guide the owners with good decision making, throughout the course of these complicated projects.
CREATION OF BEAUTY IS A MUST
We are firm believers in pursuit of aesthetics as something that brings utmost joy to the designers and the occupants. The process of creating beautiful and vibrant spaces is exciting. We are very sensitive to each client’s unique aesthetic vision. We believe that our role is to create a three dimensional form that is born out of the clients’ vision and not just a superimposition of Bell/Knott’s signature style. The process of understanding clients’ vision, and the ability to create a custom piece in response, bring our designers and clients tremendous pride and joy.
We balance the owner’s budget, schedule and design quality throughout all phases of the project. We keep continuous account of cost implications as a result of design decisions. Additionally, we believe in a high quality of design and we understand the need for this design to be compatible with budget, schedule and meet the project objectives.
We only take on the amount of work that we can perform without jeopardizing our quality of service. Our level of responsiveness starts at the pre-design phase and runs through the owner occupancy of the facility. We believe it to be of utmost importance to be able to make this commitment before taking on a project.