Multidisciplinary Design Firm Rebrands to Align with Industry Needs
DENVER — K2, formerly K2 Audio, rebrands as a multidisciplinary firm to better align with architectural needs. In addition to acoustics and audio-visual design, K2 has expanded their service offerings to include tele/data and electronic security systems.
The latest AIA Business of Architecture 2016 Firm Survey Report indicates a trend towards multidisciplinary firms driven by owner’s requests for multiple service areas within one firm. The report shows that 88 percent of owners want architects to bring in expertise they are missing in-house and 78 percent want architects to help meet scheduling constraints.
One means for architects to save time on projects without sacrificing expertise is to procure specialty consultants that offer multiple service lines. This practice decreases the number of teaming partners needed on project teams and streamlines the communication process for architects.
“For the past 12 years, K2 has built a solid foundation of clients as a provider of acoustics and A/V services. We are now able to better serve our clients by combining several disciplines in our design services offerings,” says Deb Britton, CEO and founding principal of K2.
“K2 has been one of our “go to” specialty consultants. BWG has benefited from their professional expertise and accountability, and their ability to consistently exceed our expectations through clear lines of communication,” says Don Grody, principal and founding member of Bennett Wagner Grody Architects.
With the continued growth in architecture and construction, as indicated by the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), which recorded the fourth consecutive month of growth as of June 2017, timing on projects has become even more critical. Specialty consultants with multiple service lines allow for ease of collaboration on project teams and help owners meet ever-shrinking project schedules.
Image: K2 recently teamed with Anderson Hallas Architects, PC on the design of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center in Breckenridge, CO.