Matthew Lundh architect

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Architectural Design

Building Information Modeling (BIM) creates a single source for design, 3D renderings and cost estimation. This real-time approach minimizes errors and redundancies. 

Other Services:  As-Built Drawings, Accessibility Surveys, BIM Renderings, Cost Estimates, Concrete Plank Shop Drawings and Limestone Shop Drawings


Franklin School

21-Unit Rehabilitation Project

Dubuque, Iowa

Construction Management

Matthew Lundh Architect PC has provided construction management since 2008 related to Residential and Commercial projects. As a Construction Management Consultant, Matthew Lundh Architect PC provides complete construction management services, including:

• Defining the scope of work

• Providing architectural and engineering services

• Review of design and cost analysis

• Contractor selection and qualification

• Construction observation and inspection

• Invoicing approval and lien document review

• Development of the punch-list

• Complete project close out

Project Phases


Pre-design is the most important phase because it outlines the project objectives. Work with the owner to document interior and exterior space requirements, discuss relationships between each proposed space, discuss relationship between proposed spaces and the site, contact local municipalities for permitting requirements, estimate square foot cost for proposed spaces, and prioritize project objectives. Additional in-depth surveys may include as-built drawings, surveying mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment, material testing and long-term phasing. Obtain owner approval before moving onto the next step.


The Design phase takes the owner objectives and translates them into bidding and construction drawings. This phase is divided into Schematic, Design Development and Construction Documents. Schematic design is the development of architectural floor plans with consultant feedback. Design Development is the selection of all finishes and equipment. The local municipality needs to review the documents before commencing the final documentation phase. Construction Documents are drawings and specifications for the purpose bidding and construction. Obtain owner approval at each step to keep the project focused on objectives.


Construction is the culmination of the two previous steps. It includes the final contractor selection, budget review, and schedule proposal. From experience the schedule does not always go as planned but clear objectives and contractor availability goes a long way. The construction process includes safety, jurisdictional inspections, change requests, payment applications, punch lists and project reviews with the owner.


Fine-tuning of equipment, documenting hidden utilities, certificate of occupancy, and lessons learned for the project.