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About SCOPE

Creating design solutions that improve operations & attract customers.

Who we are

Founded in 2006, SCOPE specializes in delivering architectural solutions for the industrial / manufacturing market sector, commercial offices, and tenant upfits. 

Though designated as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), SCOPE’s work can be found in over 8 states and abroad including Saudi Arabia and Japan. We offer a variety of architectural and related design services including the following:

  • Full-Service Architectural Design
  • Engineering Coordination
  • Master Planning
  • Building Evaluations / Site Planning
  • Code Review / Permitting
  • ADA Code Compliance & Interpretation
  • Space Planning
  • Sustainable Design / LEED Documentation and Consulting

SCOPE remains unmatched in its ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to create facilities that deliver best-in-class operations. Our goal, to meet clients’ needs from concept to completion, is backed by a talented team of architects, designers, and consultants. Their considerable experience in the design and construction administration of industrial / manufacturing facilities, commercial office space, and retail upfits drives the consistent results our clients have come to expect from SCOPE.

Put our more than 40 years of combined experience to work for your company. No doubt you’ll see why the majority of our clients continue to call SCOPE their architecture firm of choice after more than ten years of service.

Markets we serve

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Industrial Design

Over the past two decades, SCOPE has provided design services for more than 75 industrial and manufacturing projects helping clients maximize their operations. Our experience means less time is spent reviewing fundamentals and more time is spent on the technically sophisticated aspects of your project. We will work with you to find the right solutions for your project that reduce operational costs, increase flexibility and embody the best environmental design practices. Our work includes production testing, manufacturing, laboratories, research and development facilities, equipment shops, vehicle maintenance, clean rooms, warehouses, and more. Our goal is to provide you with a customized, quality and cost-effective design that considers long-term planning, flexibility and workplace safety.

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Retail / Mixed Use Design & Upfits

In a globalized economy, few markets have changed as rapidly as the retail and food franchise market sector. Once characterized by large, generic boxes, these multi-layered environments have developed into spaces that shape social and commercial opportunities. At SCOPE we can help you create the right experience for your brand, with design solutions that are rooted in customized and personalized service, ease of use, integration and revenue.

Whether we are designing an upfit for your local business or expanding a food franchise, our experience and creativity has helped some of the most well-known brands establish fresh and innovative business solutions and/or re-position existing ones. Our solutions put you at the forefront of the industry enabling you to outperform the competition and gain a competitive advantage.

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Laboratory Design & Upfits

No longer characterized by enclosed spaces for research, today’s laboratories have been challenged to evolve along with advancing science and technological demands. These new spaces are designed to be highly flexible, adaptable environments that allow for growth and change, encourage interaction and collaboration, and showcase both technology and methodology. Our design work at SCOPE is grounded in expertise and research, and it embraces this evolution in laboratory design. Consideration of the user groups’ macro- and micro-level needs of a laboratory including the flow of staff, equipment, product, and R&D activity inform our designs from start to finish. More than just functional spaces, our designs are known for standing the test of time and creating a sustained return on investment.

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Services we provide

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Full Architecture Services & Engineering Coordination

From conception to completion, our architecture firm works as a team to co-create with our clients. Consequently transforming ideas into high-functioning, efficient environments that are delivered on time and on budget. SCOPE can take your project from conceptual sketches through schematic design, and proceed to develop detailed and thorough construction documents. Throughout this process, we coordinate and engage with the project's engineers and stakeholders for the duration of the project. With this in mind, as the client you benefit from the highest level of interdisciplinary coordination, quality control and quick responses.

Sustainable/LEED Design and Documentation

With a team of in-house experts, we provide comprehensive, sustainable design services, coupled with customized solutions that fit each projects’ needs and embody the latest in environmental design practices. Our Principal Steve Engelhardt who is LEED AP BD+C Certified, together with the SCOPE team has the knowledge and experience addressing the six basic categories that comprise the LEED™ review process. Therefore we will navigate your project through the LEED review in a streamlined and efficient manner.

Fire & Life Safety Design Services

Whether your project is a retrofit, upgrade, or new construction, our skilled staff know what it takes to promote and maintain a safe and secure environment. We are thoroughly experienced with national and local building code regulations, as well as life safety requirements. As a result our team routinely provides design packages that address project-specific fire and life safety needs while offering cost-effective solutions.

Existing Building Evaluations & Code Reviews

With nearly two decades of experience providing our clients with the architecture services needed to make critical decisions. Our due diligence services focus on maximizing your buildings’ utility with an eye toward code compliance and safety. In effect, our team can perform building evaluations and site analysis to determine not only if your facility can support current production, but also future, projected production capacity as well.

Our Offices

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have projects located all over the Carolinas and surrounding areas. This proximity ensures we can provide any needed services rapidly, throughout the duration of the project and beyond.

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Our Team

We are a collaborative, passionate group comprised of architects, designers, creative thinkers, visionaries and strategic planners. With a multitude of diverse backgrounds, our worth lays in the value our clients place in us. That is why we utilize our expertise to create forward thinking and customer-focused solutions.

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