Work Process

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Pre-Design Phase/ Feasibility Study

Pre-Design is a general term for all the procedures that take place before we start designing a building that makes sure that the project is feasible and up to the requirements of the client.

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Design

Schematic Design (SD)

Schematic Design is the first phase of design. In schematic design the architect and the owner work together to develop a draft initial design that indicates roughly the shape, size and operations of the building

Design Development Phase

This is where the building you are designing starts to come to life where initially a 2D floor plan of the building is made. Then our engineering team will commence on the structure, plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilation systems, energy analysis and any other project specific systems. Finaly, scale floor plans & 3D visualizations will be prepared for review and approval by the client.

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Permits, Bidding and negotiation

After the finalization of the design phase, we proceed with all the procedures (permit submissions) that are required to initiate the construction of the building. At this time the owner prepares to select the contractor for the job and sign contracts to proceed with construction. Multiple contractors submit bids on the job or the client can directly hire a contractor without getting competitive bids The architect’s role here will be to assist the client. We will answer contractor’s questions, provide any additional documentation if requested by the contractor. This phase can be started while waiting for the Building Permit so we don’t waste time.

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Execution

The final stage of the residential design process involves little to no actual design. This is when construction of the home begins — the design part is over.

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