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What is Another Floor?

The team you wish you had

We offer up to 100% increase in efficiency for production of interior documentation, a seamless communication workflow in a flexible, on-demand model.

SULO

We’ve developed a proprietary workflow using SketchUp and LayOut (we call it ‘SULO’) that gives you direct access to the most important features of BIM without any upfront investment: you just pay for what you use. No need to buy any software licenses nor train any of your staff.

Fixed overhead optimisation

As a project based company, you need to minimise your fixed overhead. Working with Another Floor allows you to optimise your fixed overhead so that your employees focus on the creative, not on production.

How does it work?

Fast

Our team is located in Poland which is from 6-8 hours ahead of US time zones meaning that even though we’re working while you’re sleeping, there’s still at least 4 hours available each day for us to coordinate with you.

Your ‘ninja’ production team

We’d like you to think of us as your ninja production team – and ideally that we’re in the same office as you, just on another floor.

We can work from whatever your preferred medium is - hand drawn sketches, scanned tracing paper plans, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit etc. As long as we can read it and gauge a scale from it, we can work with it.

Although we can start at any point, we provide most value if you bring us in from day 1 of a project – the moment you receive the CAD backgrounds for the site, so we can create a fully optimised background model. We then share this model with you so that you can (if you wish) work on it in your own version of SketchUp, or you can just send us sketches and we’ll build the model in parallel with you.

Fast onboarding

We know you’re busy – otherwise you wouldn’t be talking to us – our onboarding process happens only once and it’s fast.

More projects take less and less time

For all projects we work on with you, we create and archive optimised and QC’d libraries of all components and groups specifically for you, so that the more we work together, the less time we need to spend on each project and the less you need to pay us for our services. We also generate a browsable catalogue of your components and groups from which your designers can pick and choose on future projects.

How we price our services

Our pricing is transparent and we only charge for the time you use.

Most project owners demand fixed fees, so you have to price-in risk and contingency. We prefer being transparent, so our price is pure cost with a fixed declared profit. No hidden fees, no priced-in risk and no contingency.

Our resources are available by the hour, day, week, or month so working with us should feel just like you’re working with your own in-house team.

Finally, our resources keep meticulous time and progress records, so you’ll never have any surprises.

How do we get started?

Let’s talk

Michal is your first port of call. He's located in Poland and looks after clients around the world.

Framework Agreements

We work with framework contracts. This means that we’ll spend a bit of time up front to set terms and conditions, but once done, they’ll remain the same for all projects going forward. The advantage of this approach is that it vastly speeds up subsequent projects, bringing us closer to your team.

Your Workflow

Next we’ll work with you to define the workflow processes and methods you’d like.

Who is Another Floor?

Another Floor was started in 2017 by a small group of architects and software developers in response to the lack of options available in the market for a viable, affordable BIM solution that can be used in interior architecture. For most practices, the price of a Revit license is simply beyond reach, not to mention the staff training that needs to accompany it. We knew SketchUp and LayOut offered a potential alternative, and that for most architectural practices, the daunting task of figuring out a usable workflow was a pipe dream. Bridging this gap was the opportunity we seized in starting up AnotherFloor.

Michał
Michal Kozik [Co-Founder]

Experience in leading 300+ projects from fields of interior design, architecture, digital products design and production.

  • MSc in Architecture and Urbanism (Silesian University of Technology)
  • Postgraduate degree of Project Managment and User Experience Design.
  • Lecturer of Design Management at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland.
Marek
Marek Kozik [Co-Founder]

Managing Director and Member of a Board in interactive agency / office design grupa KMK sp. z o.o. Since 2007 engaged in IT projects, especially related to the creation of a variety of web applications (eCommerce, advanced content management systems and others) for over 100 clients now from international corporations to small businesses.

  • PhD studies at the Silesian University of Technology in the discipline of Automation (2010-2014)
  • Postgraduate studies in Project Management at the Cracow School of Business at the University of Economics in Cracow (2011-2012)
  • Automatic Control and Robotics at the Silesian University of Technology
  • Professional certifications, among others: PRINCE2, SCRUM PSM I and REQ

Where is Another Floor?

Our main office is in Katowice in Poland, but our client base includes architects and interior designers throughout Asia, the United States of America and Europe.

FAQs

How do we know you’re not going to compete with us?

Design and architecture firms are our clients, so it doesn’t make any sense to compete with you to win work. The first step of the onboarding process is to sign a non-compete and non-disclosure agreement to ensure your peace of mind.

Can we try out your services without a long term commitment?

Yes of course - the very nature of what we do is to provide flexibility to our clients.

What if we want to change an Another Floor resource?

No problem at all. Just let us know who you want to change and why (so that we can mitigate issues going forward) and we’ll provide you with a new resource.

What can be expected from AF in near future?

Augmented Reality As A Service (ARAAS). We’re currently finalising proprietary software and a workflow for Microsoft Hololens so that your design team and your clients can experience the spaces you design in augmented reality.

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