Design for Cultural & Civic Spaces
Places for People to Gather, Learn, and Perform
You will embark on a transformative journey with Widseth’s seasoned design team as we guide you through the process to make your vision come to life. From innovative design concepts to meticulous execution and forward-thinking planning, we're committed to delivering exceptional projects that are fully inclusive and stand the test of time.
Consultation & Visioning
During this initial phase, we collaborate closely with your team to understand the essence of your project.
User Group Meetings and Needs Verification
We introduce our design experts to your leadership and stakeholder groups. Through user group meetings, we interview key decision-makers to ensure a clear grasp of your requirements and goals.
Thorough Inquiry and Fresh Perspective
We ask pertinent questions, actively listen, and offer a fresh perspective. This allows us to fine-tune our understanding of the project objectives and may lead to adjustments in our approach to align with your vision.
Refined Project Scope
Based on the insights gathered, we redefine the project scope, if necessary, and update the program. At this point, high-level concept plans are crafted, serving as a strategic guide for the forthcoming design phase.
Design & Planning
In this phase, creativity takes shape as we lay the foundation for your project’s design and planning.
Detailed Design Blueprint
We take the conceptual ideas from the previous phase and translate them into detailed floor plans. These plans provide a concrete representation of the project, including carefully defined spaces and functionality.
Comprehensive Construction Estimate
Alongside the detailed plans, we present a preliminary construction estimate. This financial outline aids in marketing efforts and community engagement initiatives such as fundraising campaigns.
As we finalize the design phase, we solidify the next stage of the project with a clear direction and comprehensive vision. This marks a significant milestone as we move closer to construction.
Execution & Delivery
With the vision defined and the plans set, we transition into the execution and delivery phase of the project:
Thorough Construction Documentation
Upon your approval of the final design, we begin creating a complete set of construction documents. These plans are pivotal for competitive bidding, obtaining building permits, and facilitating the construction process.
Seamless Construction Phasing
As we delve into the construction document phase, our design is locked in and we initiate the bidding and general construction stages. We collaborate closely with the general contractor to devise a construction schedule and a phasing plan if necessary to minimize disruption during construction.
Our commitment extends beyond the immediate project. We acknowledge the growth and evolution of the community and we anticipate and plan for future expansion possibilities, technological advancements, and potential building upgrades.
“It is an AMAZING performing arts center. It’s a gift to our kids for sure, but even more so to our community.”
Cultural & Civic Project Videos
These videos help our clients communicate the vision of their projects. They also can aide in fundraising efforts, community support, and awareness.
Featured Cultural & Civic Projects
Cultural & Civic News & Information
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Ethan Klisch recently graduated from Central Lakes College (CLC) with a Welding and Fabrication A.A.S. Degree. One of his final…