Atelier 4 is a multi-disciplinary urban planning, design and supervision company founded in Tirana, Albania in 2003. The studio has been providing professional expertise to clients in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia since then. It has grown from a small company focusing mainly on small projects to being one of Albania's elite architectural studios.  

Atelier 4’s planning and design practice takes a comprehensive approach to development, through the integration of architecture, infrastructure and social structure.

Its team of architects, engineers, urban designers, land use planners, and environmental planners are committed to progressive solutions. They employing strategic planning and integrated functional design to create sustainable, people-focused environments.

Atelier 4 provides extensive evaluation of its clients’ needs: Its professional reputation for design excellence and the high number of returning clients reflects this fundamental attitude.

Atelier 4 is especially sensitive toward quality in the design product, insisting in conception approach, which suggests differentiation of architectural language. Atelier 4 tries to create and we co-operate with different engineering studios in order to realize multi-disciplinary projects.

The company evaluates creativity and imagination in every project without losing focus of traditional details. Its most important assets are: clients, experience and reputation.

Atelier 4 studio is constantly scouting and hiring the most skilled people in the market. Its diversified team of architects allow the company to adapt to every kind of client request, ranging from classical to modern and futuristic demands.

Atelier 4 strives to create humanist architecture and engineering solutions capable of enriching the environment and daily lives. The company pays special attention to finding the balance of economy, functionality and aestheticism in the design of each project. Our success come from one simple philosophy: listening to clients and responding to their needs.

By being predominantly sensitive to the Mediterranean local character of architecture, the designers intend to affect the new urban panorama and open it towards an innovative aesthetic culture.

Each architectural project implemented by Atelier 4 is considered to be a great responsibility, in order to correctly and clearly define its cultural role and modernizing image.

Atelier 4 aspire to increase the quality, add value to the environment, achieve a sustainable development via each intervention, creating environments that have significant impacts upon their surroundings through attention to craft integrity and social responsibility.

Atelier 4 offers full range of various services of professional level. Its services include but are not limited to:

 

  1. URBAN PLANNING PROJECTS
  • URBAN MASTER PLANS FOR NEW AND CONSTRUCTED/ FORMULATED CITIES
  • DETAILED URBAN STUDIES OF DIFFERENT AREAS, AS WELL AS THEMATIC STUDIES
  • URBAN STUDIES/ MASTER PLANS OF CITY CENTRES
  • URBAN STUDIES OF MOUNTAINOUS AND OTHER PARTICULAR AREAS
  • URBAN STUDIES OF COSTAL AREAS STRATEGIC PLANS

 

  1. ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS
  • RESIDENTIAL-LOW & HIGH RISE BUILDINGS
  • HOTELS/RESORTS
  • TOWERS
  • COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
  • MIXED USE BUILDINGS
  • CORPORATE BUILDINGS
  • BRIDGES
  • SCHOOLS
  • HOSPITALS
  • MUSEUMS
  • PRISONS
  • GAS STATIONS
  • VILLAS
  • BANKS
  • INTERIOR DESIGN

 

  1. WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE PROJECTS
  • WATER SUPPLY OF URBAN AREAS
  • WATER SUPPLY OF RURAL AREAS
  • WATER AND SEWAGE COLLECTORS

 

  1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
  • PRICE ANALYSIS AND COST ESTIMATIONS
  • PREPARATION OF TENDERS/ BIDS DOCUMENTS
  • TECHNICAL ASSITANCE DURING TENDER PROCEDURES
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
  • TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE DURING IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION SITE
  • CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION
  • CONTROL OF QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE GUARANTEE
  • TIME SCHEDULING AND BUDGET EVALUATIONS
  • MONITORING AND ASSESSMENTS/ ESTIMATIONS
  • AS BUILT DRAWINGS

 

  1. ELECTRICAL PROJECTS
  • Power Supply for Urban and Rural Areas
  • High voltage, low voltage, Back-up systems, etc
  • Urban Lighting
  • Electrical systems in buildings, Such as applications in power, lighting, IT, phone, control access systems, CCTV, Cell Emergency Call Systems (CECS), LAN, etc
  • Building lighting, emergency back-up power supply (UPS), earthing, LAN and telephone networking, fire detection systems, cell emergency call systems, planning and implementation of CCTV after hazard assessment, etc

 

  1. MECHANICAL PROJECTS
  • HVAC systems
  • Fire Fighting Systems
  • Sanitary Water Supply Systems
  • Sewage and Rain Water Discharge Systems
  • Energy Saving System (Solar Panel and Geothermal System)
  • BMS (Building Management System) for Mechanical Systems
  • Medical Gas System, etc

 

  1. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, ROAD AND INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN
  • Roads designs of all widths and categories
  • Transportation Plans
  • Signalling
  • Ports
  • Airports

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Summary of Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA)
  • Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment Report
  • Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEA) 

 

  1. GEOLOGICAL AND HYDRO-GEOLOGICAL STUDIES
  • Geological Studies
  • Hydro-Geological Studies

 

Based in Tirana, Albania, the professional activities of urban planning and architecture as well as engineering, are widely spread out and carried out in various counties and localities of Albania such as:

  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Ksamil
  • Vlore
  • Korce
  • Sarande
  • Shkoder
  • Kavaje
  • Kruje
  • Lezhe
  • Burrel
  • Kashar
  • Rinas
  • Farke
  • Vore
  • Orikum
  • Rrogozhine
  • Golem
  • Lushnje
  • Dajti
  • Shengjin
  • Fushe Preze
  • Gjirokaster
  • Peshkopi
  • Kukes
  • Lukove
  • Himara
  • Etc...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The board of consulting directors and technical key experts are as follows:

Arch. Altin Premti graduated in city planning and architecture department, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, in Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 1999.  Since then, he has been working as an architect, project manager and team leader in many projects. He has broad experience in the field of project management and, architectural and interior design. He has been leading many key projects in Albania financed by foreign companies and institutions. Some of the projects he has lead include: housing, public buildings (hotels, administrative, instruction, mixed use buildings), building interiors, reconstruction and restoration of existing buildings, urban planning, urban projects and landscaping etc.

Arch. Alban Eftimi graduated in city planning and architecture department, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, in Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 1999. Arch. Efthimi is a highly experienced urban planner and architect. He has been leading large interdisciplinary groups for complex projects. For four years, he has worked as director of urban planning and director of regulatory plan in the municipality of Tirana. He has also been involved in lots of collaborations with big international architecture companies like Architecture Studio, Mecanoo, Peter Wilson, Archea, etc.

Arch. Andi Eftimi graduated in architecture and town planning, in town planning and architectural department, in civil engineering faculty of Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 2004. He has worked over a variety of projects including: housing, public buildings, interiors, gas station, reconstruction & renovation of existing buildings, urban planning, touristic resorts and villages, etc.

Arch. Olsi Eftimi graduated in architecture and town planning, in town planning and architectural department, in civil engineering faculty of Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 2005. He is an expert in different types of architectural and town planning projects such as housing, public buildings (hotels, public institutions), urban planning, and landscaping.

 

This section is dedicated to Prof. Tamara Efthimi  beloved mother and coworker. She shall forever be remembered. 

Prof. Tamara Efthimi graduated in the department of city planning and architecture, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, in Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 1969. She worked as a University Professor, lecturing mainly “Architectural Design” and “Environmental Physics” courses in the department of city planning and architecture, in Tirana University and then Polytechnic University of Tirana. Prof. Tamara Efthimi had extensive academic as well as professional (planning and architectural design) experience. She was awarded several qualification certificates in France, and had broad inter-institutional and international experience, in the design and planning.