Saunders + Wiant Architects, Inc. 2700 West Coast Highway Suite 200 Newport Beach,CA 92663 949-721-0730
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Saunders + Wiant Architects, Inc.

2700 West Coast Highway Suite 200 Newport Beach,CA 92663 Phone: 949-721-0730 Fax: 949-721-0767
Niall Saunders AIA RIBA NCARB Ken Wiant RA Jared Dudley PM

About SWA

Saunders + Wiant Architects, Inc. was founded in 1995, moving to Newport Beach in 1996. The firm works throughout the Southwestern United States, with occasional overseas projects; recently in Mexico and the Middle East. A premier design firm, we enjoy the loyalty of many small and large organizations and individual property owners, having built a reputation over the years for quality and affordability.

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Responding to commercial needs in today’s competitive environment requires new ideas and cost-effective solutions delivered through carefully prepared documentation. SWA’s highly experienced team of professionals provide imaginative and carefully crafted design for a full spectrum of commercial design and a broad range of services, from conceptual sketches to construction administration.

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With in-depth experience developed over many years, we provide expertise in the creation of dental and medical buildings and facilities. Successful healthcare facilities demands a thorough knowledge of their use and function, and ever-evolving medical practices and standards.

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Design of K-12 for Public School Districts and Private schools. SWA has developed a fast response niche in progressive educational facility design. Catering to the evolving programs new and existing schools, SWA is an Architect of choice, ranging from public school districts to private institutions.

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By maintaining a special focus on residential design, we have become the architects of choice for many discerning homeowners, developers and builders. Our work in the creation of fine custom homes ranges from the latest in upscale California living, beach-front retreats, executive villas and townhouses.

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SWA Services

Architecture & interior design

Site and Community planning

Project programming

Project Imaging


ADA accessibility review and design

Construction administration

Project management

Sustainable design

Landscape Design

Feasibility studies and concepts

Integrated Collaboration with Consultant Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Civil Engineers

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Design of Specialty Surgery Centers in California – Part 2

  Ambulatory Surgery Center Design Criteria The siting of a Medicare-licensed, Ambulatory Surgery Center needs careful consideration before any commitment is made to lease or purchase a building or a suite. Some of the most critical Items to review include Zoning, Parking, Building Construction Type, headroom, elevators, sprinklers, vertical duct shaft space, generator vs. battery

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Our New Online Presence

Saunders + Wiant Architects are pleased to present our new website. The contents of this site presents a small window into our world of design, which we hope will give you an idea of the range and scope of our work, and a little of our capabilities. Among the new website features are an updated

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Dental Design in Architecture

Venturing into the realm of building your first dental office can be a daunting proposition. Input from colleagues, equipment suppliers, family, friends, etc. can very quickly fill one’s head with doubts and anxiety. Can I make this happen? Will I be able to afford it? Will I survive the ordeal? The answer is a resounding:

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Design of Specialty Surgery Centers in California – Part 1

In 1996 California Assembly Bill AB 596 was introduced, which prohibited outpatient surgery, unless the facility was accredited by an approved accrediting agency or Medicare-certified as an ambulatory surgery center. This evolved further in 2007, when private bodies (AAAHC, AAAASF, etc.) received re-approval from the Medical Board of California as recognized accrediting agencies. These events

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