We offer a wide range of services for residential and commercial projects including:
- Feasibility Studies
- Schematic Design
- Architectural Renderings / 3D CAD Modeling
- Construction Documents / Permit Drawings
- Sustainable or Green Design
- Bid Review
- Construction Contract Administration
- Building Code Compliance Review
- ADA Compliance Review
- Design / Build Project Delivery With Builder Partners
Typical architectural project phases include:
Pre-Design & Programming. When you first meet with your Architect it is helpful to gather whatever information you feel necessary to express your ideas about the project, i.e. written descriptions, online ideas, books, magazine clippings, photographs, material samples, budgetary info, etc. The Architect will use this information to inform the project moving forward.
During the Programming Phase the Architect and Client will work together to establish a project program. This can simply be what types and sizes of spaces and what spatial relationships are required.
Schematic Design. Taking the Program and other project information into account, the Architect will develop initial concept drawings to establish a project direction. These concept drawings may include floor plans and elevation views and sometimes initial 3D views.
Design Development. Once a design direction is selected from the Schematic design phase, the concept drawings would be developed with more detail. Typically, during this phase three-dimensional CAD model would be utilized to show multiple interior and exterior views.
Construction Document. Once the design is finalized, the Architect would then prepare more detailed construction documents. The construction documents are used to obtain final bid pricing, file for building permits, and are used by the construction crew to erect the building. These drawings typically have more accurate dimensions and include floor plans, elevations and sectional drawings, structural information, electrical layouts, detail drawings, material specifications, energy code and building code compliance data, and other detailed information.
Bidding & Construction. The Architect can assist the owner in reviewing bids from contractors. When the project is under construction the Architect can act on the owner's behalf and make periodic site visits to see that the project is being built according to the construction plans, help resolve any issues, track the job progress, and prepare site observation reports. Other construction contract administration services may include, but are not limited to, approving contractor payments, preparing change orders, and help facilitate the punch list and project closeout.