Altus Team

Hundreds of years of healthcare architecture planning and design experience.

The Altus team has the knowledge and experience to ensure every detail is managed, and all healthcare codes/regulations are met, without sacrificing innovative, personalized design. The end result is spaces that not only exceed the aesthetic imagination, but also improve efficiencies, increase patient comfort and fit seamlessly within the communities they were designed to serve.

WHAT WE DO

An experienced and award-winning studio of architects, planners and interior designers specializing in healthcare.

Altus Architectural Studios was founded in 2001 with a vision to provide superior architectural planning and design services for the healthcare industry. We have worked tirelessly for healthcare organizations of all sizes to create thoughtfully designed, functional settings that are both healing and exceptional.

From small or large-scale renovations that enable service lines to operate more efficiently, to helping clients realize ground-up growth and expansion plans, the experienced team at Altus is prepared to lead collaboration that allows healthcare organizations to excel.

Shenandoah Regional Medical Center

OUR UNIQUE PROCESS

Altus starts every project by listening. We take the time to fully understand the needs, vision and expectations of our clients as the very first step of the design process. 

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PLANNING

At Altus, we would rather take time up front to think through all project possibilities, rather than rush to design and miss any important detail. Our collaborative approach to design brings important decision-makers to the table throughout the entire process.

Together, we’ll talk through potential challenges and programming needs not just for the job at hand today, but also considering what may be needed in the future. Our process of pre-planning means fewer change orders, less costly delays and far better project outcomes.

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SCHEDULING

Altus knows how important it is to keep a project on track and on schedule. As part of our process, we make sure all stakeholders have a clear understanding of timeline, deadlines and deliverables.

Our disciplined approach to every phase of a project – from programming and schematic design, to design development and preparation of construction documents, to bidding and construction administration – Altus clients appreciate the commitment we make to keeping every important project on schedule.

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ESTIMATING

Altus’ approach and experience also means that we are able to consistently deliver projects of significant programmatic complexity within the owners’ budget. Throughout every project, the Altus team incorporates cost control as a discipline, rather than forging ahead and auditing costs later.

Our firm works with trusted estimators to provide accurate cost estimates at key project milestones. This approach allows for better understanding, stronger communication, greater consistency and fewer surprises.