We cultivate inspired design + placemaking.
Our name originates from a fusion of two latin words, aro - to till, to cultivate and cordis - heart, soul and meaning. Arocordis functions as our ethos; to cultivate the heart, soul and meaning of design in the values driven work we do together.
We provide a full range of architecture, interiors, planning and workplace design services. We engage in a values driven design process ensuring we align our work to your mission, vision, values and purpose.
We built our process on years of pragmatic experience grounded in commercial, institutional and residential project work here in Vermont, regionally and beyond.
Our work evolves out of a unique collaborative fusion with you exploring the nexus of function, art, science, technology, psychology, nature and place.
Intro banner photography courtesy of Alice Gao.
We have extensive experience in Vermont, New England and beyond tackling design projects for a diverse and inspiring range of values driven commercial clients. Whether commercial office, hospitality, institutional, for and/or non-profit doing a renovation, addition or new building we can help your organization thrive.
We provide a wide range of architectural design, interior architectural design work for a wide range of commercial project types. We have experience with new ground up projects, additions, fast moving tenant fit up projects with tight budgets and aggressive timelines. We also help our clients gracefully handle renovation in place construction processes requiring careful phasing of work, coordination of contract furniture and equipment, custom millwork, minimizing disruption, maximizing safety and indoor environmental quality.
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House, home, and Place
We believe the home holds a special place in architectural design and placemaking for it forms the heart around which family and friends gather, experience the stages of life, and connecting with their place. We work with our families to create the very best sense of home, be they in an urban, suburban or rural setting. We work to help our clients bring the outdoors in, amplifying the relationship of your home to its place while connecting to nature. We do this by designing for views, integrative materials selection, landscaping and hardscape design, creating outdoor rooms connecting to indoor rooms and more. We believe in the power of thresholds, gateways, and sanctums.
creativity, collaboration, craft
We provide a range of custom tailored and personalized values driven residential design services. We understand the magnitude of the investment you seek to make in your home and seek to act as your advocate and guide through the process. In our creative and pragmatic design process we collaborate with you to help you find the right balance of aesthetic, functional and energy efficiency performance, green sustainable design elements meeting your values, budget and purpose. We similarly will help you hire and work together with local builders skilled in the craft, best practices in healthy and energy efficient, NetZero capable construction.
Our process and services
We provide concept design, builder and detailed construction documents as needed along with full or partial construction administration services, permitting assistance and concept site planning. We also provide multi-family and mixed us design. In everything we do we strive to bring the utmost creative value to you and your family. We design with a highly interactive three-dimensional design programs which helps us help you visualize your design as it develops from concept to detailed design. We believe in pre-visualization like this to test out ideas and concepts virtually before committing to them in the ground.
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In the beginning of your project you may need to develop an overall masterplan design with budgets, site analysis, land-use and permitting analysis. Similarly when on the early stages of a building project you may need a feasibility study which may include; an accessibility review, existing building and building systems assessments, concept and feasibility design, outline specifications and budgets. Arocordis Design can tap into a whole host of design, landscape, engineering and real estate consultants who we frequently team up with to help you plan and develop your property and facilities for future success.
Every project has its differences, but they all require a values driven and creative vision along with ample due diligence to help your project move to the next stage. We also have experience working with zoning boards, planning commissions and city councils helping facilitate for you a smooth process maintaining your budget and long term goals in mind.
Our project experiences range across creative placemaking projects, facility improvement projects, knowledge of USDA RD and other funder requirements, land planning, eco-resort and green multi-use smart growth oriented commercial development.
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Rendering & Visualization
As part of our services or stand-alone creative we provide a wide range of architectural renderings and illustration. Whatever the medium we emphasize visual story telling, whether with state of the art 3D visualizations, watercolor, hand sketches with colored color pencil, or mixed media along with photoshopping, graphics and labeling. Need carefully planned, coordinated graphics for presentations to clients, customers or media usage, fundraising or more, we can be of help every step of the way.
We happily will work with your creative or marketing team members to ensure well coordinated visuals reinforcing the story you hope to tell. Contact us to learn more.