AMB has measured over 100M square feet of space in the Greater Houston area. Let us help you know the true value of your asset.



  • Founded in 1907 to establish and lobby for industry best practices, education and common standards and guidelines.
  • Members from every aspect of the real estate industry, including owners, developers, brokers, facility managers and service/product providers.
  • Space measurement standards since 1915, updated about every 10 years.


  • Voluntary standards for commercial office space and other building types.
  • One common reference standard for landlords and tenants.
  • Through the 1996 version of the BOMA standard, there was one method of measurement, 2010 introduced options to select from.
  • Landlords and owners must select one method and use it to measure the entire building – you cannot mix and match.
We are committed to a stress free process

At AMB Architects we help to determine the amount of space required for your project.

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Our architects & designers understand the design and construction process that is unique to your space’s needs.

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AMB Architects is committed to following each client’s unique style.

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AMB Architects will create a design concept, layout the space, select furniture and document the products needed to renovate your existing business.

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  • IPMS compatibility
  • Support for Balconies, Covered Galleries, and Finished Rooftop Terraces
  • Calculations for Extended Circulation and Occupant Storage Circulation
  • Inter-Building Area fully implemented
  • Occupancy Ares now comprised of Tenant Area and Tenant Ancillary Area
  • Capped Load Factor applied to individual occupants
  • Interior Gross Area (IGA) renamed to Boundary Area
  • Height Limits for Dominant Portion & Restricted Headroom Etc.
  • Width Limits for Unenclosed Occupant Circulation and Base-Building Circulation
  • Major Vertical Penetration at lowest level included in Rentable Area
  • Public Pedestrian Thoroughfare condition removed
  • Enclosure Limit condition removed
  • Floor Amenity Area removed (replaced by Inter-Building Amenity Area)
  • BOMA best Practices incorporated throughout
KGen Power

STEP I: Determine the Boundary Area to establish the sum of all areas to be included in analysis.

STEP II: Classify each space according to Space Classification:

  • Major Vertical Penetrations (MVP)
  • Parking Area
  • Unenclosed Building Feature: Covered Gallery
  • Occupant Storage Area (Occupant Storage Rooms & Occupant Storage Circulation)
  • Tenant Area & Tenant Ancillary Area
  • Floor Service Area (FSA)
  • Building Amenity Area (BAA) & Inter Building Amenity Area
  • Building Service Area (BSA) & Inter Building Service Area (IBSA)
  • Base Building Circulation (BBC) – Method B Only

STEP III: Determine the boundaries between each Space Classification using the wall priority diagram and calculate the areas of all classes of space.

STEP IV: Special considerations (new to 2017) must be considered before finalizing the Boundary area and Space Classifications

STEP V: Utilize the global summary of areas chart to determine the rentable area of each occupant area.