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As one of Central Texas' premier commercial interior architecture, space planning and interior design firms, The Bommarito Group has built a reputation for personalized client service, creative and responsive design solutions, effective project management, and a commitment to the environment and to our community. We believe that design matters – and that design contributes to the productivity, well-being, image and success of our clients.

Building long-term client relationships is the foundation of The Bommarito Group, and the measure of this commitment is that 90% of our work is done for repeat clients. We take pride that each project looks different from the next, because each project is designed to reflect a client’s unique business plan. These are our clients’ projects - it’s not about us.

Our passion is design. For over 25 years, The Bommarito Group has been a champion for design excellence, with a consistent record of creating innovative and vibrant interior spaces. Projects for our clients have won over 85 regional and national design awards, and are often featured in national publications. We are proud of our history, and of our reputation as a design-focused firm. The Bommarito Group believes that the best client service happens through leadership - in both design and project management. Working directly with the client, or as a member of a larger project team, our teaming and leadership skills strengthen each project – by guiding the process, anticipating problems, making long-range recommendations, or synchronizing the consultant team. Our focus is a combination of creativity, flexibility and an unchanging dedication to excellence in design and service.

We’ve had the privilege of helping to shape the face of Austin – from the State Capitol to The University of Texas, from The Driskill Hotel and The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to the hundreds of business clients that have trusted us with their projects. We are proud to call Austin our home. So, our commitment to the community begins with creating projects that are both healthy for users and respectful of the environment, and continues by giving back through community service. Leaders of The Bommarito Group are also leaders in the community – contributing time, resources and leadership to benefit all of Central Texas.

Services

The Bommarito Group may offer one service, or multiple services by request. This list may be used as an a-la-carte menu of services.

[Basic Service]

Programming

  • Site Analysis & Selection
  • Department Interview
  • Survey of Needs
  • Review of Landlord / Tenant Documents
  • Establish Budget & Timeline Goals
  • Establish Aesthetic Goals
  • Space Standards
  • Space Analysis
  • Space Schematic / Flow Diagram
  • Inventory Existing Furnishings
  • Review Building Codes
  • Programming Report

[Basic Service]

Schematic Design

  • Block Plans / Bubble Diagrams
  • Schematic Space Plan
  • Color & Materials Research
  • Generic Furniture Selection
  • Statement of Probable Cost

[Basic Service]

Design Development

  • Architectural Floor Plans
  • Architectural Millwork Design
  • Furnishings, Fixtures and Equipment Selection
  • Color Coordination
  • Lighting Review & Coordination
  • Telephone, Computer, Security & Electrical Review
  • Mechanical Review
  • Signage, Accessory & Plant Recommendations
  • Door & Hardware Selection
  • Window Treatment
  • Presentation Boards, Perspectives, Renderings & Models
  • Building Exterior Construction
  • Art Investment Recommendations
  • Professional Services Coordination
  • Cost Comparison Studies

[Basic Service]

Contract Documents

  • Architectural Construction Drawings & Specifications
  • Finish & Material Specifications
  • Furnishings, Fixtures & Equipment Specifications
  • Bid Package
  • Installation Plans

[Basic Service]

Bidding & Negotiations

  • Bid Evaluations
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Bid Award Recommendations

[Basic Service]

Contract Administration

  • Construction Field Observations & Supervision
  • Field Reports
  • Approval of Shop Drawings & Samples
  • Tenant Special Orders
  • Change Orders
  • Project Scheduling & Monitoring
  • Order Tracking
  • Coordination of Furnishings Installation & Move-In
  • Punchlists
  • Approval for Contractor Payment
  • Project Closeout

[Additional Service]

Due Diligence

  • Site Evaluations
  • Building Evaluations
  • ADA Evaluations
  • Calculation of BOMA Standards
  • Review of Work Letter / Revisions
  • Test Fits
  • Preliminary Pricing Plans
  • Preparation of Cost Analysis
  • Assistance with Lease & Contractor Negotiations

[Additional Service]

Move Coordination

  • Schedule & Monitor Move Process
  • Provide Relocation Orientation to Owner's Staff
  • Coordinate Re-Use of Existing Furniture to New Plans & Code New Plans
  • Direct Owner's Staff During Packing
  • Tag Existing Furniture
  • Tag Areas in New Building to Coordinate w/ Plans
  • Coordinate Removal of Unused Existing Furniture
  • Procure Bids from Move Contractors
  • Receive & Review Bids from Move Contractors / Recommend Contractor(s) to Owner
  • Award Bid to Move Contractor
  • Verify all Required Insurance to Safeguard Relocation
  • Coordinate Loading of Existing Furniture
  • Direct Loading By Move Contractor
  • Coordinate Delivery to New Building
  • Direct Unloading & Placement by Movers
  • Verify Completion of Mover's Activities
  • Review & Approve Final Payments to Move Contractor
  • 10 Months After End of Project: Begin Process Prior to 1 Yr Warranties
  • Confirm all Products are Meeting Warranties
  • Confirm Quality of Labor is Acceptable
  • Inform any Manufacturers or Service Staff of Defects

[Additional Service]

Other Additional Services

  • 3-D Models
  • Access Control Consultants (Security)
  • Accuracy of Drawings
  • Accoustical Consultants
  • ADA Consultants
  • Art Consultants
  • Art Selections, Coordination of Reuse
  • As-Built Drawings / Record Drawings
  • Audio Visual Consultants
  • Catering / Coffee Service
  • Change in Decision Maker
  • Civil Engineers
  • Code Consultants
  • Communications Consultants
  • Corporate Branding / Imaging
  • Corporate Purchasing
  • Data Consultants
  • Discovery of Hazardous or Toxic Materials
  • Factory Tours
  • Feng Shui
  • Field Measuring
  • Financial Feasibility Studies
  • Furniture Selections & Specifications
  • Graphic Designers
  • Graphics
  • Kitchen Consulting Services
  • Landscape Architects
  • Life Safety Consultants
  • Lighting Consultants
  • MEP Engineers
  • Mock-ups
  • Models
  • Office Professional Services
  • Plant Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Permit Services
  • Renderings
  • Signage
  • Signage Consultants
  • Special Construction Systems
  • Structural Engineers
  • Sustainability
  • Work Out of Order
  • Work Replacement by Fire

BIM Technology

The Bommarito Group has standardized on the world leader in 3D software, Revit® Autodesk.

There are advantages for design, visualization and simulation of ideas before they are real. Revit® Architecture building design software is the future of document production for architectural and interior architectural projects. It is the cutting edge technology for sustainable design. Make a change and it’s automatically coordinated throughout a project, so the designs and documentation stay more consistent and complete.

Advantages

  • Design information is more fully coordinated
  • Enhances the conceptual interior architectural design efforts to gain better design insight earlier in the process
  • Provides for timely feedback on project design, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Supports smarter, more sustainable designs through the accurate analysis of materials, quantities, sun position, and solar effects
  • Reduces the likelihood of costly design mistakes and wasted efforts
  • Enhances communications between clients and design professionals with 3 dimensional visualization and walk thru capability
  • Provides for quicker decision making for more complete documents and better designs
  • Supports communication between all consultants on the team
  • Design changes can be evaluated and made instantly
  • Minimizes discrepancies, helps resolve conflicts between elements through linking documents

Awards

Awarded every year since 1989.

2013

Design Excellence Award
First Place, Healthcare

Travis County North Central Health Center - Community Care

2013

Pinnacle Award

Chapter Firm of the Year

2013

Legacy of Design Awards
First Place, Hospitality

Circuit of the Americas - Private Suites

2013

Design Excellence Award
First Place, Government

UT Austin: President's Reception Room

2013

Legacy of Design Awards
Second Place

UT Austin Dean of Undergraduate Studies Office Suite

2013

Legacy of Design Awards
Honorable Mention, Healthcare

Travis County North Central Health Center - Community Care

2013

Design Excellence Awards
First Place

COTA Grandstand VIP Suites

"Thank you all so very much for your contributions to make this a successful project.”

Ricardo F. Pueape, Project Manager
UT Austin

“I am thankful for the support that Bommarito Group is providing the design program at Texas State University…”

Asha Hegde, Ph.D, LC, Assistant Professor
Texas State University

"When you have a better environment, you study better. The changes have made the library a much more comfortable and welcoming place for students.”

Joe Garcia, Senior
UTSA

“I think the library is more conducive to studying now. It’s classy and much more inviting to students.”

Chineze Anwunah, Junior
UTSA

“The library has a different feeling. I never came to study here before, but now it is so beautiful, I like to come here.”

Julia Gutierrez, Junior
UTSA

“...I continue to appreciate your services...”

David Bender, Partner
Maxwell Lock & Ritter LLP

"...I spoke with a number of our Advisory Council members who were very impressed and enthusiastic with this new effort...”

Dr. Patrick Cox
Center of American History, UT Austin

The Bommarito Group met our expectations for professionalism, timeliness, industry experience, value consciousness, and concern for the project. Bommarito cooperated and collaborated with our entire project Design-Build Team to maintain a very aggressive fast track design schedule, and coordinated activities well with other disciplines.”

Hobie Horton, Project Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction Co

"...it was very clear to me that you had a special chemistry with the dean (Rankin). You were able to help her efficiently arrive at decisions that she felt good about.”

Jeff Brumfield, Associate Dean
UT Austin College of Natural Science

“...work diligently with the construction team to help insure every detail was constructed exactly as designed…very good at identifying several alternative solutions…excellent work on managing the project budget and the tight timelines. Now I am really impressed and really proud. You’re the best!”

Greg Lee, Manager
UTIMCO

“Dr. Johnson, Interim Dean of the Library, and I were immediately impressed…understanding of the various functions of the Library, …sensitivity to the complexities of the budget and outside forces…willingness to work within the delays on this end, and keeps us focused on the appropriate issues.”

Stefanie Wittenbach, Assistant Dean for Collections
UTSA John Peace Library

...have always been extremely pleased with the results of their creative vision, attention to detail and their professional and timely response on all matters large and small.”

Tom Meredith
MFI

“It’s clear that we have an extraordinary team helping to guide the relocation process for Concordia and your participation lends tremendous credibility to this process. Thanks!!! ...I personally appreciate the quality and thoughtful work!”

Rev. Dr. David Kluth, VP
Concordia University

“Our new space is great. Our clients and outsiders are in awe of it, and everyone here at the Firm likes it better each day.”

Jerry Whitmer
Brouse McDowell

"...expertise in the design area speaks for itself; her passion for the work, her concern that the client’s needs are being met and her commitment to the client and their projects begins on day one and lasts beyond the move in.”

Connie Willis, Director of Administration
Austin Akin Gump, Strauss Hauer & Felding

“...addition to providing solid design ideas and complete drawings for contractors, I thought the Bommarito Group really stood out when it came to working with our general contractor. I truly enjoyed working with The Bommarito Group; they know how to make a project “fun” while never losing sight of the goals set before them – be on time and on/under budget.”

B. Clay Singleton, Administrator
Scott, Douglass, McConnico

“...guided us to many cost saving opportunities...the scope of our projects varies but their attention to detail does not…provides good communication…being associated with this firm has benefited our reputation and lifted our image...”

Gerald L. Davis, President & CEO
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

“...many aspects of the design process and most importantly listed to our wants and needs for the design...”

Jose E. Camacho, Executive Director
Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.

“I am so grateful to you all for the magic you employed to transform our space. ...the programming piece shines through every room, every nook... Again, thank you.”

Cookie Ruiz, Executive Director
Ballet Austin

“...this facility will “wow” people”

Cliff Ernst, Past President
Ballet Austin

The building looks amazing and it’s a treat to be a part of the team that takes us higher and higher...”

Gail Romney, Director of Operations
Ballet Austin

"...unique and exciting design solution…great place to work and a fun place to stay a while…guide you through every phase of you project…also a bunch of fun to work with.”

Michael L. Roh, Director Facilities Engineering
PPD

“The Bommarito Group and its principals have worked with me over the years on developing a furnishings plan for the new Capitol Extension Project when I managed the Capitol Restoration Project, defining a program for the new student center and then developing the interiors at St. Edward’s when I was chair of the board, creating the details of the interiors of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for which I chaired the Advisory committee, and currently providing detailed programming for the total relocation of Concordia University to a new campus with existing buildings. …In each instance, the owner has been exceptionally pleased with the results.”

Dealey Herndon, Executive Project Manager
HS&A

“...We simply could not have made it to opening day...without your hard work, expertise and commitment...”

Bonnie Campbell, Executive Director
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

“…professional in all aspects of their work and they understand the challenges and sensibilities...”

Darlene Marwitz, Project Manager
Texas State Preservation Board

“The group seems to be very happy with the outcome of the space and we are very grateful to your firm for providing such great service.”

Diane Covert, Facilities Manager
Austin Energy

“...thank you...for a truly exceptional job...The Bommarito Group was extremely easy to work with...resulted in significant efficiencies...understood and embraced...very aggressive budget and delivered an intelligent and uniquely creative design that exceeded our hopes and expectations...very sensitive to schedule...”

Steven D. Overly, Senior VP & CFO
Cirrus Logic

"It is a great pleasure to work with a outstanding professional organization as your firm.”

Keith Essency, Project Manager
Cirrus Logic

“The building is fantastic, the comments I’ve heard are exceptional! Your group did a wonderful job and I’d like to let you know what professional, personable and wonderful people you have working for you.”

Carol Davis, Project Manager II
Cirrus Logic

"...Thanks for all of the hard work and dedication throughout this…project…Fantastic job by all involved and it was great working with you.”

Jim Tompkinds, Facilities Planning & Design Manager III
Cirrus Logic

May 2014

RecognizeGood® announces the recipients for the 12th Annual Ethics in Business & Community Awards. This prestigious award recognizes the best in Central Texas leadership. Twelve individuals, non-profits, and businesses were nominated by the community for their exemplary ethical leadership, outstanding ethical practices and excellent business principles. The Bommarito Group was a Small Business Category Finalist.

January 2013

Bommarito Group was awarded the Trinity Episcopal School Gymnasium in Austin, Texas – several members of the original design team for the school will be working on this project.

November 2012

Several Bommarito Group members were there to witness the Inaugural F1 Austin race at the first purpose-built Formula 1 racetrack in the country to host its own Grand Prix. The Bommarito Group is honored to have been a part of the design team for this exciting project.

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November 2012

The Bommarito Group won several ASID Design Excellence Awards, including the Singular Space/Commercial Category for Hanger Orthopedics Lunchroom and the Healthcare Category for Travis County Community Clinic.

November 2012

LIVESTRONG Foundation hosted a hard hat tour in East Austin at the home of bone cancer survivor Jose Antonio Ventura, whose home is undergoing a renovation as part of the LIVESTRONG Survivor Support Initiative. The Survivor Support Initiative, an effort designed to help cancer survivors facing exceptional challenges, is made possible because of the generosity of community partners including Balfour Beatty Construction, The Bommarito Group, HomeAway, Move Solutions Ltd., Redmon Construction, Rubbish Works and Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue.

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June 2011

MetalMag made The University of Texas at San Antonio John Peace Library the cover story for their May/June issue.

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Philanthropic Commitment

The Bommarito Group is philosophically committed to philanthropic activities. We believe that it is truly “better to give than to receive”. A minimum of 5% of our fees and 500 hours are donated annually to the human services, arts and educational philanthropies. We are here to promote good or improved human quality of life. Donations are made in the way of cash, trade out of professional design services or time for a needed service.

Community & Educational Philanthropic Partners

  • Adult Illiteracy of Austin
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity
  • Austin Children’s Museum
  • Adopt A School
  • Candlelighters of Austin
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • GirlStart
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
  • HOBO – Help Our Brothers Out
  • Hospice Austin
  • Junior League of Austin
  • Knights of Columbus
  • LiveStrong Foundation
  • National Charity League
  • Power of the Purse
  • Rotary Club of Austin
  • Round Rock Independent School District
  • SafePlaces
  • St. Andrews Episcopal School
  • St. Edward's University
  • St. Matthews Episcopal School
  • St. Michael’s Academy
  • St. Theresa Catholic School
  • Trinity Episcopal School
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

The Beatles

The Arts Philanthropic Partners

  • Austin Children’s Museum
  • Austin Lyric Opera
  • Austin Museum of Art
  • Ballet Austin
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Laguna Gloria Art Museum
  • Women’s Symphony League
  • Zachary Scott Theater Center

Professional Philanthropic Partners

  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Austin Energy Green Building
  • International Interior Design Association
  • International Facilities Association
  • Real Estate Council of Austin
  • Texas Association of Interior Design
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • US Green Building Council

"No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.”

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

Address

The Bommarito Group

1512 West 35th Street Cutoff Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78731-6316
512.480.8898 voice
512.480.9451 fax

Directions

Email the CEO

Marla Bommarito-Crouch
FIIDA, ASID, LEED AP

marla [at] bommaritogroup.com

Email the President

Marcus P. Bove
AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

marcus [at] bommaritogroup.com

Email the VP

Judy Bush
IIDA, LEED AP

judy [at] bommaritogroup.com

Email the VP

Christine Briseno
IIDA, LEED AP

christine [at] bommaritogroup.com

Email the VP

James Hadden
MBA, LEED AP

james [at] bommaritogroup.com

Email the Office Manager

Martha Hearn
 

martha [at] bommaritogroup.com