A staircase is the end result of collaboration between architects, fabricators, installers, and clients, not just an intersection of risers, treads, and stringers. For Arden Architectural Staircases , the task of bidding on unusually complex staircase designs falls to Larry Sandfort, a 24 year industry veteran.
Larry has recently worked on a cantilevered staircase of American Oak treads with a cantilevered glass balustrade. His work involves simultaneously transforming the architects design into quantifiable terms while taking into account the schedules of the individual building contractors.
Arden Architectural Staircases’ extensive experience in creating innovative staircase installations on time and on budget is due to the work of people like Larry. Also, the team of metal and timber shapers at the fabrication facility can be relied upon to produce gorgeous, articulated curvature. But how does Larry account for the needs of contractors, especially in the domain of unique and challenging staircase designs?
“We like to develop really good relationships with the architects, and the builders. Also, I can either quote the job based on the exact detail they have sent me, or specify in the quote that there are certain issues with the specification to help them decide what direction they want to go in.”
Arden purposefully seeks out one-off staircases, with their accompanying logistical puzzles. Larry’s personal dream project is a curved timber mono-stringer staircase, which he explains; from an engineering standpoint it would be quite a feat.
Further information on the range of staircases and services offered is available from Arden Architectural Staircases.