What We Do
Since Tommie Huckabee started it all in 1967, we've been committed to designing educational facilities that are cost-effective, easy to maintain and long lasting. Our clients expect their projects to meet the scope of work, stay on schedule and be on budget — and we keep to our word. In fact, our goal is to exceed expectations. We are committed to providing long-term, cost-effective design solutions — and when we commit to something, we follow through.
Our vision is to design and deliver projects that will stand the test of time. Supporting that vision are three pledges we make to assure excellence in everything we do.
We Pledge to Be Your Advocate
As our client, you will have a PIC (Principal-in-Charge) to be your voice throughout the project – a single point of contact whose sole job is to ensure the success of the project and to evaluate how Huckabee is reaching key goals.
We'll also commit an APIC (Assistant Principal-in-Charge) as the go-to driver for all the architectural phases of the project. The person whose phone is constantly on and who is charged with making sure all aspects of the project run smoothly – the day-to-day decision maker for client projects.
You will always know who to call with questions, and you will never have to wonder how the project is going. Your contacts are as committed to your goals as you are.
We Pledge Continual Collaboration
and a Flat Process of Expertise
Generalists do not guarantee successful project outcomes. We do. We have developed a flat process that demands the contribution of every member of our architectural services team. Every Huckabee eye is on every Huckabee project. This means all our experts are looking at all angles of the design, assuring plans go smoothly and things get done. This guarantees a collaborative process where innovative solutions are constantly unfolding.
We Pledge Constructability
from the Contractor's Point of View
From day one, constructability is the center mission for all project phases. The more accurate our drawings, the less room for questions on the part of the contractor. The fewer questions on the part of the contractor, the more accurate and cost-effective the bid. This means savings in the short- and long-term for each client. Just as we expect the contracting teams to be able to build our projects from accurate documents, we expect to benefit from their wisdom over time. On a yearly basis, Huckabee invites the contractors on its projects to evaluate the quality of our documents. This not only makes us a better firm and partner, but continues to ensure that we can deliver the most cost-effective projects available to our clients.
At Huckabee, quality and value make up the heart of every stage of the architectural process. As a firm, we believe that our commitment to advocating for our clients, developing collaborative teams of specialists for each architectural phase and designing through the eyes of a contractor, ensures the successful outcome of each of our client's goals.