Architectural Services and Benefits
A Project Delivery Approach
1 PROGRAMMING/MASTER PLANNING:
Operates at two interconnected levels. A pragmatic level, on which specific requirements are listed and interrelated. An aspirational level, which strives to capture the clients dreams and desires.
As architects this is our discovery phase where we uncover the facts regarding what you want to
build, why you want to build it and how you propose to get it built. We do this so that the continuity
of your hopes and desires remains unchanged throughout the project.
2 SCHEMATIC DESIGN:
Establishes the general scope, conceptual design, and the scale and relationships among the components of the project.
This is our first creative analysis to meld written data into a three-dimensional building solution.
We do this to understand the implications for offering an architectural solution driven by our
programming and master planning.
3 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT:
Preparation of drawings and specifications that fix and describe the size and character of the project.
Based on your approval of our Schematic Design we select and document in design terms the
materials, colors, and textures to be used in creating the architectural form(s) which will become
your completed project. We do this so that prior to commencement of our construction
documentation phase the written and graphic documents created here can be used as a check on
both design functionality and the probable cost of construction.
4 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION:
The written and graphic documentation prepared for communicating the design to be built and for administering the project.
This phase integrates the collective expertise of the entire design team. From architecture to
structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and civil engineering we carefully and methodically
develop the details and written specifications to be used in constructing the project. We do this so
that the selected builder will have a clear understanding of the owner’s expectation for delivering
the finished project. These written and graphic documents are also used for permitting and bidding
The building industry provides its statement of what it can do, how much time it will take to do it, and what price it will charge.
Here we assist the owner with the process of issuing documents for bidding by multiple builders.
We do this to provide insight and expertise regarding bid comparisons and analyzing the best fit
between builder, owner and architect.
In architecture, construction is the ultimate reality, here plans and ideas, drawings and specifications take physical form.
Builders know how to get your project built. Architects know why your building project is to be
built per the design shown in the drawings and specifications. Here is where all of your pragmatic
and aspirational dreams and desires come to life. Only your architect has the continuity of thought
starting from programming and master planning to confirm that the project is being built per the
plans and specifications.
Installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment.
As the creator of the design for your building we understand why every space has a specific
configuration. Our involvement here is to assist in making certain the equipment and tools needed
for each stakeholder and staff member are properly installed and configured.
8 POST-OCCUPANCY EVALUATION:
Conversations with the owner and employees.
We do this as confirmation that everyone has the space and proper equipment to perform their
daily assignments as communicated to us in our initial programming and master planning services.