Design Phase

Project Initiation:

  • Define project goals, objectives, and constraints.
  • Conduct initial client meetings to understand needs and preferences.
  • Identify project stakeholders and their roles.
  • Gather site information, including feature survey, climate, and zoning regulations.

Programming and Research:

  • Conduct research on relevant precedents, building typologies, and design trends.
  • Explore site-specific opportunities and constraints.
  • Consider sustainability goals and environmental considerations.

Conceptual Design:

  • Generate initial design concepts based on programmatic requirements and research findings.
  • Develop sketches, diagrams, or 3D models (upon request) to explore design ideas.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to refine and iterate on design concepts.
  • Evaluate alternative design approaches and select the most promising direction.

Design Development:

  • Refine the selected design concept into a coherent architectural solution.
  • Develop detailed architectural drawings, including floor plans, elevations, and sections.
  • Integrate structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems into the design.
  • Conduct material and finishes selection to enhance aesthetics and functionality.

Client Collaboration and Review:

  • Present design development progress to the client for feedback and review.
  • Incorporate client input and address concerns or revisions as necessary.
  • Maintain open communication channels to ensure alignment with client expectations.