Phase 1: Initial Meeting
  • On-Site Meeting; To become familiar with existing conditions,
  • Discuss overall objectives; vision, scope, schedule, and budget,
Phase 2: Pre-Design
  • Arrive at a mutual understanding of project requirements; space use, room relationships, indoor and outdoor connections, sustainability, interior design concepts, access and circulations, and design themes,
  • Establish legal perimeters; Gather general zoning, code and contextual information,
  • Record existing conditions; Take measurements and create Computer drawings. These drawings will become background information for design and permitting,
Phase 3: Schematic Design
  • Establish a framework for schedule and budget,
  • Develop concept plans from the input received at the previous meetings,
  • Discuss opportunities and constraints of each concept, then, identify the strategies in coming up with the best design and plan solution. Produce a final concept plan,
  • Verification of required surveys and geotechnical reports; Ensure site and building plan layouts coordinate with zoning setbacks, easements, and natural features.
Phase 4: Design Development
  • Development of design; 3-dimensional studies, building elevations, roof pitch, fenestration, identify key systems and equipment items,
  • Meet and confirm with local permitting the requirements and review timelines,
  • Start of computer aided documents (CADD); generate submittal products; site plan, floor plans, typical building sections, exterior elevations, key interior elevations and an outline specification that identifies building materials and systems,
  • Review structural and utilities options, general layouts, engage sub-consultants,
  • Identification of potential contractors,
Phase 5: Permit Documentation
  • Coordination with sub-consultants for civil engineering, landscape, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing as required,
  • Final Code check,
  • Submission of the documents for permit review,
  • Monitor the schedule for review turnarounds by municipal departments,
  • During permitting process, aid in selection of potential Contractors.
Phase 6: Construction Documentation
  • Construction details,
  • Specifications,
  • Review final construction documents with clients to ensure requirements are met,
  • Compete construction documentation,
Phase 7: Construction Administration
  • Review information and change order requests by the Contractor,
  • Project closeout.