French Architects, P.A., was founded in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1986 by architect David French, AIA. For over thirty-three years David has led the firm in successfully providing quality design to a diverse range of project typologies including, but not limited to: schools, colleges, offices, churches, restaurants, police stations, medical clinics, museums, apartments, fire departments, civic buildings, safe rooms, banks, theatres, and custom residences. In addition to having experience in multiple building typologies, French Architects has also been fortunate enough to participate in the restoration and preservation of many beloved historical buildings in the state.
Although French Architects regularly receives new commissions from a varied stratum of clientele we primarily depend on a solid base of repeat clients and referrals from satisfied clients of the past. Last but certainly not least is the manner in which our firm operates, via dynamic and integrative collaboration. This means that every member of our firm participates in every aspect of a project's life cycle: design, production, delivery quality control, communications, meetings, site visits, and construction administration to ensure that all of our clients receive the highest standard of care, from start to finish.
We have assembled a remarkable team of consulting engineers from around the great state of Arkansas. Over the years, we’ve completed numerous successful projects with these engineering firms, on time and on budget. Our productive long-term relationships with these consultants allow us to expedite and streamline projects for our clients while getting the technical details right the first time.
During the construction phase, our responsibility as the owner’s representative is to assure the construction is consistent with the design intent communicated via the construction documents. Regular site meetings are held and our firm keeps in close communication with the construction superintendent. This process helps avoid many potential errors in construction.
Budget management, cost estimation, and money mindfulness are skills that French Architects exercise on a daily basis, and we strive diligently to hold the costs firmly to the budget.