OUR DESIGN PROJECT PROCESS
CLIENT CONSULTATION & PROGRAMMING
This is how we get to know you, your vision for the project, and what you see as potential opportunities and constraints. There is tremendous value in this phase and we believe thorough and comprehensive programming is directly related to a project’s success. It is our job to ask questions, listen, put all the information in order, and distill it into a cohesive and succinct vision. This becomes the foundation on which all other phases stem to make your vision a reality.
During this phase, we consider space planning, layouts, and circulation patterns. We provide design sketches, imagery and ideas, and work closely with you to ensure we’re on the right track, reviewing, researching, and revising as necessary. We analyze all concept development aspects to comply with building code requirements and align with the project vision.
After the conceptual design is complete and approved, we further develop and refine the floor plans, elevations, and all other elements such as furniture, lighting, and finishes. The project budget is top-of-mind as we make recommendations for finishes and specifications. Every aspect is submitted to you for review, revision, and final approval. We present our floor plan designs in 3D to give you a true sense of how the space really looks and feels.
To begin this phase of the project, we transfer all details related to electrical, lighting, mechanical, plumbing, millwork, equipment, fixtures, and finishes into architectural working drawings. We capture every portion of the project scope. In the second part of this phase, we send the drawings out for bids and we work with you, if desired, to navigate submissions to select the best contractor who aligns with your project goals.
This is when your vision starts to become reality as construction begins. We work closely with the construction team to ensure specifications are correct on site and that items are installed properly. Due to our many years of experience, we are familiar with the reality of unforeseen site conditions and constraints, and the need to adapt elements in the design to meet milestones in the construction schedule. Throughout this phase, we remain closely involved to ensure that the project is delivered on-time and within budget.