Schematic Design (SD)
During SD, we will create a thorough list of project objectives, measure the affected spaces, draw base plans, develop schematic design options in 2-D and 3-D, and review options with the Client.
Design Development (DD)
The next step is to refine and revise. Once the Client selects a design direction, the Architect adds detail and incorporates requested changes. These are then reviewed in-person.
Once the basic design is developed to the Client’s satisfaction, preliminary pricing may be obtained from professional contractors. During this phase, the Architect produces pricing drawings, assists in contractor selection, distributes drawings, and receives estimates.
Construction Document (CD)
Once preliminary pricing is received, the Client may wish to adjust the project scope to satisfy budget and time constraints. Changes are incorporated and the final design is detailed. The Architect will develop construction documents in accordance with the building codes and zoning ordinances having jurisdiction. The Architect will decide which drawings are necessary for construction.
The Architect acts as the Client’s advocate during construction by answering contractor questions, interpreting the construction documents, and assisting with final product, material, and color selections.