I'm looking for someone with commercial building design experience to help me work out the high level costs and design for an industrial manufacturing facility. The work is for a practical business plan. Once the most important high level decisions are made on the design, I'll need help refining the details to make sure we get the design and business plan choices right. It will be important to keep costs low so that startup risk is minimized, but it's also important to get it right so that the hassles caused by mistakes don't derail the business.
The building would be built on the United States east coast (West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, etc). It definitely will not be built any farther north than Pennsylvania. There is a small chance it will be built in California because its investors may want the facility closer to them and there is a good chance they'll be in California.
The facility only one floor with at least 15,000 sq ft. and the height of the building must be at least 20 feet inside. It may be desirable to build the ceilings as high as 50 feet. The building needs to have good insulation because the climate inside will be controlled.
-1/4th of the building will have large regions refrigerated to 34F.
-1/4th of the building will be uncontrolled except to prevent freezing. This portion will have 2 very large (ideally square) storage containers that are dispensed at the bottom. The exact height of the containers depends on the size of the facility it supports but should.
-1/4th of the building will be 70F to 320F. Sometimes the room will need to have hot steam piped in to allow air flow while maintaining high temperatures.
-The last 1/4th of the building will be broken into 6 rooms that are usually around 50F to 70F and will require lots of AC (during hotter months) or heat (during colder months) to maintain that temperature with sufficient air flow.
If you've read this brief, please tell me about projects in the US you've done that make you qualified to advise me on this project.