Create a design that would break the mold of standard Architecture websites.
BORTOLOTTO Design Architect Inc. is an Ontario-based architectural and interior design firm. Specializing in public sector work, the award-winning firm has completed a growing portfolio of over 300 projects. Established in 1999, BORTOLOTTO has spent the last 13 years passionately committed to architecture that enhances your happiness, health and productivity.
The primary challenge of this project was to create a clean, concise and sound interface that would accommodate a variety of users, allow for significant information to be shared and a complex design template that would easily integrate with the Kentico CMS.
The site also required maximum content management functionality by multiple users, from managing the site’s project portfolio, blog and press and awards section, to simply adding and updating content, to editing and creating images at the individual user level.
Scope of Work
Understanding: The purpose of this project was to redesign the company website, to create a more dynamic and engaging portal that would showcase the firm’s growing portfolio of work and accomplishments.
The Purpose of Bortolotto’s Website: The firm’s website helps build credibility among potential clients, provides project and firm information to the media, and acts as an electronic portfolio showcasing the firm’s work.
Taking into consideration all the information to this point we wireframed a new structure that would build on the firms credibility with new and repeat clients. Provide a platform to better showcase the fill suite of services and projects of the firm. We re-structured the blog section, awards and projects to help improve the firms web presence and online marketing.
The redeveloped website was designed with a simple, contemporary, fresh and creative look and feel. The BIG creative idea behind this website is the new graphics that incorporate the firms messaging – architecture that enhances your happiness, health and productivity. The new site also features an improved and intelligent navigation and content structure as well as an easy to maintain and simple projects page.
All functional requirements had been met with the use of the several custom developed web-parts for the Kentico Content Management System.
Implementation: Ease of integration and the ability to expand upon from a developer’s perspective.
Flexibility: Highly important in order for us to build and manipulate the template based upon our designer’s vision.
Code: The code review proved to be enough for our developers to provide approval in the Kentico CMS as the engine for this project.
Support: The Kentico tech support team has been a tremendous help in the past from previous projects thus influencing us to continue on with them.
Cost: While the CMS is feature rich and functional, it is also very cost-effective, making it an affordable solution to our clients.