Concise Design Group LLC is a Brookline based design studio offering architectural and interior design services to residential and commercial clients. Founded in 2008 by Andrew Falkenstein, our office remains small, focused on compelling, collaborative projects of all scales.
We bring an honest and straightforward approach to our work, uniquely informed by circumstance, process, and ultimately the act of building itself. It is our goal to bring the vision of the client, the particulars of the site, and the means of construction together to create an enduring, livable, and practical architecture that enriches the lives of its users.
We excel at navigating the project approval process and have obtained variances, special permits and historic commission approvals. Assistance with bidding and negotiating with contractors is also an important part of our services. During construction, we play a critical role in assisting the client with the successful completion of the project.
We believe a successful building project entails more than just a solid design concept. We maintain an emphasis on realistic budgeting, efficient planning, careful execution, and active listening to make the design process clear for each client.
Concise design requires clear communication, a defined process, and diligent project leadership. We strive to simplify the decision making process for clients and facilitate the relationship with contractors so the entire design team is working to its full potential.
Today's building systems are integrated and overlapping. We design healthy and responsible environments that balance energy and environmental concerns with the client's priorities.
Andrew received a Master of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland, and earned a certificate in Architectural Studies from Columbia University. He started working in construction as a teenager, and while doing construction work, he realized he wanted to be an architect. Before starting Concise Design Group, he worked for small and large architecture firms in Boston, as well as construction management firms on projects ranging from single family houses to large scale multifamily residential and public schools. Having a background in both architecture and construction provides him with a unique perspective on project delivery and the development of architecture. He is a registered architect in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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