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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE YOU LICENSED IN MY STATE? 

VALERE is currently licensed to provide architectural services in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Nevada, California, Delaware, and Maryland.  We have active projects across the country and can easily attain licensure in a state for your project.  We go where the work takes us, so don’t hesitate if your project is in a state not on our list yet!

 

HOW DO I TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY PROJECT?

VALERE prides itself on its communication with prospective and current clients. We are always excited to discuss your project! If you have general questions, email us at info@valerearchitects.com.

If you already know some of the details about your project, complete the Pre-design Questionnaire Form and we will reach out to you after it is submitted. 

 

DOES IT MATTER HOW FAR ALONG MY PROJECT HAS DEVELOPED?

We’re available to review your project and advise you on when it’s the right time to involve licensed architects and engineers.  We have worked with clients from the very beginning to help select a project site as well as being brought onto the team later to help guide a course correction for the project.  If you are unsure, just reach out and ask us!

 

IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY, WHAT TYPE OF PROJECTS DO YOU WORK ON?

At VALERE we tackle projects in every part of the industry including cultivation, manufacturing, extraction, testing/bioengineering laboratories, extraction, boutique cultivation, dispensaries, delivery service, and consumption lounges.  If you have a project related to cannabis, VALERE is the firm with the experience to assist you.

 

WHAT TYPE OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DOES VALERE PROVIDE? 

We can work with you regarding site selection, conceptual planning, and schematic design through construction administration.  If you want to learn more about industry standard design phases, click here!  VALERE also produces documentation needed for zoning board, planning board, and other local municipality review.  If you have a specific question, feel free to send us an email or give us a call, we’re here to help.

 

DO YOU WORK ON PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY? 

While the cannabis industry is our speciality, VALERE has the experience necessary to tackle projects in the multi-family, commercial, retail, café, restaurant, bar + brewery, residential, hospitality, and mixed-use sectors as well. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A "DESIGN CONSULTANT" AND A "LICENSED PROFESSIONAL"?

To put it simply, a licensed professional can produce stamped drawings required for project permitting whereas a design consultant can only develop documentation to a certain point before a licensed design professional is required.  But this topic is much more nuanced than that when considering experience and looking at your project though a holistic lens.  Architecture dives much deeper than a simple floor plan, and the team at VALERE has the experience to deliver the detailed documentation your project deserves.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FEE STRUCTURE?

The fee structure depends on the scope and complexity of your unique project. We can provide a detailed description of services and quotes tailored to the specificities of your project after meeting with you. Reach out today to learn more!

 

CAN YOU DESIGN MY ENTIRE PROJECT?

Our expertise and licensure at VALERE cover the architectural elements of your project.   We also provide engineering of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fertigation, integrated grow systems, and cultivation lighting through our extensive consultant network. By having a large network of consultants, VALERE will provide you with services specifically for your needs with the best competitive values & service in the industry.

 

DO YOU BUILD MY PROJECT?

No, we are a design firm that produces the documentation contractors use to price and construct your project.

 

DO YOU HAVE THE STAFF/RESOURCES NEEDED TO HANDLE MY PROJECT?

We are a rapidly growing firm with a dedicated team in the office to work on your project.  VALERE will outline clear and defined deliverable timelines with you that maintain a realistic pace for your project needs. 

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