coLAB studio includes a network of professionals to provide a range of design and consultation services. Our goal is to seek and enable the highest attainable VALUE as defined by the client, for every project. Our services are aimed at allowing everyone to live well within our Sonoran climate, or wherever a project may reside.
We believe in the lessons of Biomimicry, which seeks solutions to challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. We adapt to changing conditions, stay locally attuned and responsive, always integrate resource efficiency, and integrate development with positive growth.
Our staff and network includes artists, architects, interior designers, sustainability consultants, general contractors, poets, and developers. (see our “About” page for biographies and more information on our staff.)
Examples of services we offer to provide greater project value include:
Project master planning for sustainability
Integrative Design Process facilitation
Living Building Challenge certification assistance
Biomimicry in design
Biophilia in design
Public / community interaction facilitation
Design meeting and process facilitation
New build & renovation consultation services:
best practices suggestions
material and product suggestions
Health and Wellness Consultation
Creating healthy environments assistance
Custom Living Wall installations
Nature re-connection programing
Wellness lifestyle assistance
WELL Building Standard expertise
Art and public art master planning and imaging
Art opportunities consulting
Project integrated public art
Conceptually and visually strong art conceptualization
Ecologically conscious artwork
design, fabrication, and installation
Constructability and Cost Consultation
Project and plan constructability review
Full cost estimate services
colab studio provides services as needed. Fees are based on project needs and complexities.
Consultation services are led by Matthew Salenger and Sonja Bochart.