ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR

ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER

Architectural character guidelines are the

responsibility of everyone involved in a project,

including:

• Line officers.

• Engineers.

• Architects.

• Landscape architects.

• Technicians.

• Operation and maintenance personnel.

• Program managers.

 

Each profession brings its own valuable

perspective. Designers may represent and

interpret the national and provincial character

guidelines. Line officers ensure that the proper

guideline is selected and maintained over time.

Operation and maintenance (O&M) personnel

have practical knowledge that ensures what

is designed can be maintained efficiently and

economically.

 

After construction is completed, the building

maintenance staff becomes responsible for

the facility. It is vital to convey, through a

documented process, the original design’s

architectural character or theme to the operation

staff. The following recommendations will help

make this happen:

• Involve O&M staff in initial design.

• Include architectural character guidelines in

O&M manuals for roof material, paint colors,

and so forth.

• Train O&M staff to maintain character over

time during such activities as repainting,

reroofing, administrative sign placement,

and plant and landscape maintenance.

• Review facilities to evaluate architectural

character and sustainability at routine

intervals.

• Survey potential users for their ideas about

the project character.

Figure 5.2 illustrates the roles of the various

players and their involvement in character or

image defining and implementation.

 

Figure 5.2 Project leadership and management—guiding the facility management process

 

Positions of:

Forest Supervisor

District Ranger, and

Staff Officers for Engineering & Recreation

All have a Skill Area in Management

& Leadership

 

Forest Supervisor

Degree of Involvement In Image

Planning phase: Prioritize need/ Obtain funding

Usage: Maintain adequate O&M funding/

Evaluation: Understand image

 

District Ranger

Degree of Involvement In Image

Planning phase: Prioritize need/ Obtain funding/Input into design narrative.

Construction phase: Involvement in commissioning

Usage: Maintain adequate O&M funding/

Implement image intent

Evaluation: Evaluate original need against image

Implementation

 

 

Staff Officers for Engineering & Recreation

Degree of Involvement In Image

Planning phase: Prioritize need/ Obtain funding/match image.

Design: Review for Overall image match

Usage: Maintain adequate O&M funding

Evaluation: Evaluate funding needs at each phase/understand image implementation

 

 

Positions of:

Resource Specialists

Landscape Architect

Architect

Engineer

Maintenance Technicians and

Users

All have Skill Area that is Technical

 

Resource Specialists

Degree of Involvement In Image

In the Planning phase: Perform and document NEPA analysis

Evaluation: Evaluate NEPA Analysis

 

Landscape Architect

Degree of Involvement In Image

In the Planning phase: Understand need/ Develop design narrative/Match image

In the Design phase: Implement Design Narrative

Construction: Manage construction activities to meet design intent

Usage: Aid in O&M and follow-thru on image intent

Evaluation: Evaluate design narrative and image implementation

 

Architect

Degree of Involvement In Image

In the Planning phase:

Understand need/ Develop design narrative/Match image

In the Design phase: Implement Design Narrative

Construction phase: Manage construction activities to meet design intent

Usage: Aid in O&M and follow-thru on image intent

Evaluation: Evaluate design narrative and image implementation

 

Engineer

Degree of Involvement In Image

In the Planning phase: Understand need/ Develop design narrative/Write Engineering report

In the Design phase: Implement Design Narrative

Construction phase: Manage construction activities to meet

design intent

Usage: Aid in O&M and follow-thru on image intent

Evaluation: Evaluate design narrative and image implementation

 

Maintenance Technicians

Degree of Involvement In Image

In the Design phase: Input previous experience

Usage: Perform O&M to meet original image intent

Evaluation: Evaluate O&M activities

 

Users in the Planning phase:

Degree of Involvement In Image

Input into NEPA & design narrative

Involvement in commissioning

Usage: Utilize facility

Evaluation: Provide feedback on use

 

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