Hochhauser Blatter Architecture
and Planning is a multi-disciplinary architecture and planning firm
founded in 1990 by Jan R. Hochhauser, AIA, and Jay Blatter, AIA.
Both principals have brought to the firm extensive experience in
the areas of land-planning, pre-development analysis, land-use entitlement
work, architectural design and project management. Hochhauser Blatter
is comprised of a well integrated staff of qualified engineers,
environmental technicians and graphic artists. The firm's client
profile includes municipal, institutional and private clients with
projects located throughout the United States.
has extensive experience in the planning and design of health care
and housing for the elderly. Current projects include congregate
care, assisted living, skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and Dementia
care programs as well as the master-planning of comprehensive Continuing
Care Communities. The firm has also played an active role in re-engineering
existing facilities to meet the modern prototype of retirement living.
Interactive environments, ADA compliant floor plans, way finding
landscape and paths, and facilities that allow residents to age
in place are all issues that Hochhauser Blatter has successfully
integrated into their designs.
Planning and Site Design
has served as the principal planners and architects on a number
of large-scale real estate development projects. These assignments
include planned residential communities, mixed-use waterfront projects,
institutional campuses, urban in-fill, and historic adaptive re-use.
The firm has established a reputation for creating
land-use solutions that are environmentally responsive as well as
economically feasible. The integration of land planning and architecture
at the early stages of development process allows the owner/developer
to creatively explore the complete vision for the project. In addition
to the physical planning, the firm also plays an active role in
the pre-development process, assisting clients to develop economic
pro-formas, market feasibility models, and financing packages for
use in planning, fund-raising and marketing.
and Commercial Design
has been engaged to provide custom architectural design services
on a wide range of residential and commercial assignments. Projects
include high-end custom residences,
multi-family and subsidized housing, museums, commercial retail
centers, courthouse and municipal buildings,
out-patient surgery and hospice facilities, waterfront marina buildings
re-use/historic rehabilitation projects.
Hochhauser Blatter has expanded its expertise into the diverse and growing field of privately developed student housing. Completed and current planning and design opportunities include mixed use urban infill projects in communities adjacent to established university campuses. Residential, retail, and commercial components are designed both to reflect the vibrant nature of their surrounding neighborhoods and to embrace environmentally responsive strategies and state-of-the-art technologies such as fully automated parking systems.