Louis Karol

By: Louis Karol  11-11-2011
Keywords: Architecture, Architectural Services, Cost Control

Mutual Heights Penthouse, Cape Town, 2005
ARCHITECTURELouis Karol was established in 1952 and has for the last 55 years being committed to the pursuit of architectural excellence whilst at the same time being cognizant of the fact that architecture is also about people and about the trust that one has been entrusted with by a client who is expecting a return on his investment and enthusiasm. Louis Karol is a firm about architecture and building, committed to creating beautifully detailed buildings, appropriate to their function and context and
to the client’s needs and budget. Thus, in addition to the traditional architectural services offered, Louis Karol are very conscious that in addition to design, the viability studies, cost control, job programming, and contract administration are integral parts of contemporary architectural practice.Viability Studies
Louis Karol frequently carries out viability studies for clients in order to establish the financial and architectural feasibility of a project. This understanding of the commercial and social viability is a cornerstone of the practice.
Cost Control
Cost control is an integral part of the design process and from the inception of all projects, the cost is examined and controlled by Louis Karol. Target budgets are established with the help of the quantity surveyor. These are then monitored in detail on a monthly basis for the duration of the contract. Job Programming
Since fast track construction methods have been introduced, it is increasingly important to programme the production of architectural and allied documentation. Construction often commences prior to the

Keywords: Architectural Services, Architecture, Contemporary Architectural, Contract Administration, Cost Control, Viability Studies