​Hrivnak Associates is a full-service architectural firm, experienced in all aspects of project delivery. We recognize that the construction process can be an extremely stressful ordeal, if not handled properly and we aim to make the experience as pleasant and successful as possible.
No two projects are exactly alike, no two clients are exactly alike. We tailor our services and scope of work to the individual project. Services available are offered in phases.


Program Management, sometimes referred to as an Owner’s Representative, provides you with a seasoned expert on your side of the table. We are uniquely qualified to coordinate these parties and develop the process on behalf of an Owner. You benefit from early planning services including developing Strategic Plans, creating Architectural Programs and helping to structure Real Estate search/negotiation as well as Financing.

Capital Improvement projects involve a host of stakeholders and a number of professional disciplines in order to be accomplished. John Hrivnak, in addition to being a licensed architect has experience as a realtor and has an MBA in finance, which is helpful in evaluating creative approaches to financing projects.

Example:Assisting a rural hospital with structuring their financing - able to increase their debt capacity from $1.5M to $8M. Structural engineering second opinions on this project also saved another $2M.

Parties often involved in your project:

Owner (C-Suite, Department Heads, Board)
User Groups: Realtor Feasibility Consultant Finance/Lender/Bank CPA Legal Architect
Interior Design Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural) I.T. Specialty Consultants (Elevator, Kitchen, Acoustic, Energy, Security, Alarm).

-Architectural Programming
-Concept Design
-Site Planning
-Master Planning

-In-Law Suites

-New Construction

-Medical, Clinics
​-Community Health Centers
-Retirement Homes

Due diligence often requires Boards of Directors or Owners to want to get a second opinion before investing large sums of money. We will review a project from the definition of its initial goals, to the documents that are to reflect reasonably optimal solutions.

You benefit from years of experience in designing sustainable solutions. We approach this differently (must be my finance background kicking in) as we look at not only environmentally considerate solutions but also - importantly - solutions with a positive ROI (return on investment).

Example: Passive solar design to reduce energy at little cost. Some learned academically, others by observing cost effective approaches of Amish and Mennonites where I grew up in northern Ohio.

Example: Alternative energy solution to get an entire University campus off the grid - with 100% financing.


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