Since the formation of ARCHITEMP PLLC in 2011, Ms. Mong has expanded her knowledge and expertise of adaptive design through education and experience. The current emphasis on renovation, modernization and reuse of existing buildings has been part of Ms. Mong's design philosophy her entire career.
During twenty-three years working at another firm, Ms. Mong was involved in the evaluation of numerous public and private facilities to determine the efficacy of modernization, adaptation and/or expansion. She continues to expand on that experience for the benefit of her own clients and firm. Areas of expertise include analysis of existing building materials and construction, accessibility and code deficiencies and spacial functionality.
In a changing and challenging economic climate, it is critical that architects' designs are inclusive for all users. This is the emphasis of Universal Design which encourages the incorporation of flexible spaces, easy care materials and multi-use design elements. A specific goal and an interest of Ms. Mong's is to educate clients on the value of incorporating these concepts into each project.
To this end, she completed the requirements and training to become a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), through participation in an intensive series of classes developed by the National Association of Home Builders in cooperation with AARP. Additionally, she has participated in additional training geared toward understanding this design sensibility and use in residential, commercial and other non-residential construction. See more Aging-in-Place and Universal Design information here.
Efficient design, adherence to budget and scheduling requirements and utilization of effective communication tools are standards she has embraced and emphaisizes in her own firm. She is sensitive to the costs, detailing and coordination needed to deliver a product that meets client needs for many years-on time and on budget.
Ms. Mong is a member of the following professional organizations: