Include necessary rooms for operations staff and vendors.
Be sure path of travel works for operations needs.
Not have finishes or items that require expensive maintenance.
Multi-use site with a multi-use parking garage for office and apartments.
Possibly no common corridor on 1st floor for janitorial access to trash dumpsters.
No maintenance elevator.
Some much-needed rooms for property not existing.
Advise ownership of needs for operations that are not currently on design.
Talk thru options and rank by importance while also identifying if they are wants or needs.
Discuss if the owner can afford recommended changes or if we need to find a workaround.
Add a mop sink to the 1st floor. There was no janitorial closet and mop sink in the design of the first floor. That is a need for cleaning the lobby floor and 1st-floor restrooms. You would not want a janitor taking a mop bucket full of water on the elevator from the 2nd to 1st floor.
Acknowledge that one of the two elevators would be treated as a service elevator 24/7 until all floors were built out. This will be a 75K square foot, four-story building with all-white shell office space. Office and apartment tenants will have to accept that one elevator will be padded 24/7 to preserve the finishes.
Create a corridor on the first floor so that janitorial has access to trash dumpsters on the back of the building without walking around the entire exterior of the building. This also allowed mechanical vendors to get to the mechanical room without entering a Tenant space.
Add a small room for the building systems computer and access control system.