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Eco Vidal Design, Inc. (EVD) is a Chicago-based company specializing in architectural interior design, urban planning, construction management, sustainability services, and community engagement. EVD is a certified MDE/DBE/WBE business dedicated to creating innovative and sustainable design solutions for clients in the Chicago area and beyond.

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Carmen Vidal-Hallett, Founder and President of Eco Vidal Design
Eco Vidal Design, Inc. (EVD) is a Chicago-based company specializing in architectural interior design, urban planning, construction management, sustainability services, and community engagement. EVD is a certified MDE|DBE|WBE business dedicated to creating innovative and sustainable design solutions for clients in the Chicago area and beyond.

    EVD excels at providing leadership with interior architecture, urban design, planning, and construction management with focus on sustainability focus  and community  engagement. 

    EVD starts the project discussing the program as part of the team. Initial phases include zoning and survey details with the client and to prepare the pre-design. Once the  program, density and pre-design are ready, the next step is to discuss the project with the government municipality and  the community  to provide the  preliminary urban design.  After the team reaches consensus, EVD proceeds  with the  final site plan in collaboration with the owner, architect of record and other team members. Then  EVD is able to present the plan to the appropriate  authorities  for  zoning or plan commission approval.

     As an experienced architect and urban planner,  Carmen Vidal-Hallett, EVD President, would proceed with the team on the phases of design, building permit and construction.  Once the project is approved, EVD can continue  as project manager and interior designer working with the architect of record and  representing the owner. EVD  can administrate the  design phases, making sure the team meets on a regular basis and follows accordingly with the respective responsibilities. Once the construction documents are ready and the  building permit is in place, EVD will proceed with construction management. EVD will schedule weekly meetings  or as needed and provide meeting minutes and coordination to resolve project questions as they arise.  Note that if the process is design | build, the GC will be involved from the beginning. If it is design | bid | build, EVD will help with the bidding process.  Finally, EVD can help the owner with the administrative  closing phase.  EVD can also manage the LEED certification as a LEED accredited  company.