“How” we work is as important as “What” we do
Our work is distinguished as much by our approach as it is by the
specific services we offer. The focus of that approach can be described as
Grounded: We pay simultaneous attention to the three bases of
effective facilities planning.
Business: We maintain a continuous focus
on the business objectives and operational needs that drive the
project. All work is developed in the context of those needs.
Budgets and Schedules are defined and respected.
Facilities: We begin with solid
assessments of your buildings, systems and site; and deliver capital
plans and project definitions that are clear, imaginative and
thorough. You know where you stand, and how to make the most
effective facilities investments.
People: Strategic capital and project
planning are change management opportunities. We foster “Can-do”
attitudes towards prospective change. Diplomacy, productive
relationships, and accurate communication minimize unspoken agendas
and foster clear sign-off by all stakeholders.
Diplomatic: Contact by your management
and staff with the facilities planner is often the first
introduction to an issue or planning process. Our conduct of
interviews and communication builds confidence in the planning
effort from the beginning to the final presentation.
Definitive: Effective planning must balance between “grand
hand waving” and “paralysis by analysis.” We respect equally the
essential detail necessary to carefully assess existing
conditions, and the clear presentation of the broader
implications and major components of our findings.
We are dedicated to the early identification of issues,
opportunities and costs.
Facilities planning is our business: our clients always receive the
“A team”, not less experienced staff assigned to the task by a
principal who introduces the firm and then moves on. With Stenford
Associates you always receive the attention of the principal who is
a dedicated facilities planner.
Planners are required to be generalists. To be able to achieve
high quality, creative
planning, one must draw carefully and intelligently from multiple
disciplines, both technical, financial, and human resources; in
order to make concrete recommendations.