Whether you're new to the cannabis industry or an established operator, we are here to help! We have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the intricacies of cannabis operations, and understand the importance of planning and preparation. We have designed and consulted on a wide range of projects, from application schematics throughout completion of construction. If you're new to cannabis, we can help you avoid costly mistakes others make starting out with their facility. If you're looking to expand or update an existing operation, we can guide you as you adapt your space to this ever-changing industry.
Cultivation Conceptual Designs
Our customized conceptual designs meet local regulations while supporting the Variable Capacity, Continuous Harvest (VCCH) model. Whether you want to hand-feed or use automatic irrigation, grow under HPS or LEDs, wet trim or dry trim; we design for all that and more. Our designs feature cultivation-related equipment and consider best practices for environmental control, biosecurity, sanitation, diversion mitigation and operational security. If you’ll be processing and growing in the same space, sometimes it can be like “the chicken or the egg” when it comes to how much space you should allocate for each function. We will work directly with you and your processing consultant to design for your desired product outputs and plan for future scalability.
Deliverables for Cultivation Conceptual Designs include, but are not limited to: - Site Plan - Floor Plan(s) - Ceiling Plan(s) - Generic Equipment List/Quantities
Our customized conceptual retail designs meet local regulations while supporting various retail models. Whether you want an open-concept with floating budtenders, or more traditional point-of-sale stations, we will make sure your customers circulate through your store with ease. As Interior Designers, we know how important it is to make sure your customers and employees feel welcome and safe, and our work does just that. Our designs feature retail equipment and consider best practices for visual merchandising, customer education, diversion mitigation, transport manifest and operational security.
Deliverables for Retail Conceptual Designs include, but are not limited to: - Site Plan - Floor Plan(s) - Generic Equipment List/Quantities
As part of our Conceptual Design services above, we will help you make major design decisions based on your cannabis market, your community, and your unique business goals. In addition to that, we can support your application efforts with the following:
Exhibit Integration: We will work with you to determine what specific aspects of your other application exhibits (i.e. Community Impact Plan) need to be reflected in the facility design, to ensure it's cohesive with your application and that there are no discrepancies.
Additional Legal Citations: We will annotate all compliance-related elements in our drawings and tie them back to the regulations, demonstrating to Reviewers that you take the rules seriously.
Supplementary Design Diagrams: We will break down the facility design into simplified, visual diagrams to help Reviewers better understand your space and its associated functions.
Facility Design Technical Narrative: We will provide you with a customized narrative that is concise, informative, and compliant.
Once you have a cannabis license in hand, our Deployment Support makes Design Development and Construction Documentation a breeze. We have worked with a multitude of architects, engineers, and builders across the country, and are well versed in bridging the gap between facility design and operations across all disciplines.
In addition to our Conceptual Designs, we can support your team in the post-Application phase by providing the following:
Guidance to Design Team: Initially we will provide your architect and engineers with the necessary files they need to start drafting their documentation, as well as written guidance to give them a jump start on the project. From there, we will streamline coordination and be a constant resource for any clarification or guidance your Design Team may need.
Project Coordination: When major design decisions are being made or modified, we will be there to highlight the critical interdependencies between operations and facility design/ building systems design, so that everyone is on the same page and making well-informed decisions.
Contract Document Reviews: We are happy to review your project’s CD’s at 50% and 90% Completion to ensure that the final design meets all regulatory and operational criteria, and confirm that nothing has slipped through the cracks. Contract Administration Support: We know changes are inevitable as you proceed with build-out, and are there to help your team find practical solutions that will not hinder your operational goals.
Are you considering a real estate property, but aren’t sure if it will be suitable for your cannabis operation? Our Site Sufficiency Analysis will highlight any facility design opportunities or areas of concern that you need to know before pursuing ownership. (Note: Our analysis is architectural in nature and does not include a full assessment of utilities)
Based on our experience, we assess the following: - Site Size / Layout - Building Size / Layout - Structural Limitations - Building Materials - Public and Private Site Access - Public and Private Building Access - Anticipated Demolition - Utility Locations - Future Expansion Opportunities - & More!
Cannabis facilities are an investment. If your facility has already been designed, we can help you protect this investment by conducting a thorough review of the design and comparing it against your operating plan and local regulations. Our report will outline any facility design concerns, such as missing operational functions, or at the very least will give you peace of mind moving forward.
Based on our experience, we assess the following elements: - Regulatory Compliance - Operational Functionality - Operational Efficiency - Safety and Risk Management Planning - Site Layout - Building Layout - Room Designs - Public and Private Site Access - Public and Private Building Access - Building / Finish Materials - Equipment Needs - Future Phasing Strategy - & More!