Our Story

EPICx Studio is a full-service architecture and building enclosure consulting firm providing sustainable and energy efficient building solutions.  Through an integrated, holistic approach, we strive to improve building performance, energy efficiency, and promote sustainable communities.

Our company name is derived from the philosophy and methodology in which we approach design and construction.

[E]fficiency.
[P]erformance.
[I]ntegrated design.
Commissioning [Cx] of building enclosures.

Janna Alampi, AIA, NCARB, BECxP, CxA+BE, CPHC® is the Principal Architect and Owner of EPICx Studio, which is the only woman-owned small business in Iowa certified to provide Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx).

Our services include: 

  • Architecture
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • Code Consulting
  • Facade Design and Assessment
  • Passive House
  • Peer Review
  • Specifications

Who we work with.

Architects

We provide numerous specialty and niche services to architects.  This includes building enclosure consulting and commissioning, BIM modelling and detail development, technical peer review of drawings and specifications, construction phase quality assurance observations and reporting, and code reviews.   

Building Owners

We offer a complete range of architecture and building enclosure services through all phases of design and construction.  As the architect or building enclosure commissioning authority on your projects, we utilize an owner driven process that helps produce lower overall costs and better trained O&M staff.  

Contractors

We use a collaborative approach with Contractors that provides value-added service to each and every project.  Our building enclosure consulting and commissioning services range from design reviews to construction observation, helping to reduce overall costs for the Contractor. 

Engineers

Whether we’re the architect-of-record on your project, or providing one of our consulting services, we understand the interrelationships and interdependencies of building systems.  By utilizing whole building design strategies, we use a collaborative team approach to meet project goals and achieve more efficient and cost-effective buildings.

Facility Managers

During the occupancy and operations phase, we review the close-out report with facility managers and educate personnel on how to properly maintain the building enclosure.  Our services also include an ongoing BECx process which is a measurement and verification plan used throughout the life of the facility, for new or existing structures.

Local Jurisdictions

EPICx Studio provides energy code compliance verification that is required to be completed by a certified 3rd party.  This often includes an energy code review of the bid documents, followed by site observations throughout construction.  Reports are submitted to the AHJ showing compliance with the local or State adopted energy code.

Certified Targeted Small Business

EPICx Studio is certified as a Targeted Small Business (TSB) through the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  As a woman-owned small business, we are able to better serve our community and state through this certification.

Certified Targeted Small Business

EPICx Studio is certified as a Targeted Small Business (TSB) through the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  As a woman-owned small business, we are able to better serve our community and state through this certification.