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Pickering Associates of West Virginia Is All About the Details

By Livability on November 11, 2021

The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center at the University of Charleston
The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center at the University of Charleston / Courtesy of Pickering Associates

Outstanding architecture, engineering and surveying projects keep clients coming back

Attention to detail from beginning to end keeps satisfied clients coming back to Pickering Associates, a West Virginia-based, full-service architecture, engineering and surveying company that has successfully executed more than 10,000 projects, primarily in industrial and commercial work, since 1988. 

A diverse group of talented architects, engineers and surveyors help building owners navigate the complicated and convoluted process of construction. 

Whether it’s a renovation or new construction project, a new or return client, Pickering Associates strives to deliver a pleasurable experience. “We want them to look back and say, ‘Wow, I can’t wait to do another one,’” says Sean Simon, project architect and Charleston branch manager. 

Notable projects include the new Center for Learning and Research at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center at the University of Charleston and the Camden Clark Medical Center emergency department addition. 

Consistency of delivery sets Pickering apart in the industry. Each client is assigned a single point of contact who is available to address all questions or concerns throughout the life cycle of the project. 

The project manager is involved with programming and schematic design through the bidding phase and construction administration to closeout. This approach helps to quickly address and resolve any unknown issues that can arise during the design and construction process. 

“You’re not calling, hoping to get somebody that knows something about your project,” says Simon. 

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Center for Learning and Research at Charleston Area Medical Center / Courtesy of Pickering Associates

According to David Childers of CAMC, a regular client, “They stayed on top of the project from bidding to bid opening to award of contract to construction to closeout, always protecting the owner and making the entire process run smoothly. Their field and contract administration sets them apart because of their hands-on approach and ability to translate a drawing or specification to the complicated realities in the field.” 

Another repeat client in the educational industry says: “Pickering Associates are at the top of the list for their outstanding work, performance and integrity.” 

At Pickering, it’s just as important to finish strong as it is to start strong. 

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