Basic Design Services for new and renovated buildings or landscapes encompass five standard phases. Each phase includes meetings and presentations to the clients, responding to and incorporating client feedback, obtaining client approvals, coordinating engineering and specialty consultants, and evaluating budgets and schedules. To each project we bring our architectural and landscape expertise, and a core structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering consultant team as well as any required specialty consultants, including green-building envelope consultants, lighting and acoustical consultants, ecologists, and arborists.
Briefly, these are the Basic Design Services Phases:
Phase 1: Schematic Design – Concept design, space planning, and early budgeting and scheduling.
Phase 2: Design Development – Concept development, materials, finishes, detail design, and budgeting.
Phase 3: Construction Documents – Permit and construction drawings and specifications, and budgeting.
Phase 4: Bidding and Negotiations – Obtaining and evaluating final pricing with builders and fabricators.
Phase 5: Construction Contract Administration – Monitoring the progress and quality of construction, making clarifications to the contractor, solving on-site design problems, and evaluating payments to the contractor.
In some cases, the design process begins with Pre-design Services. These can include: feasibility studies, restoration/adaptive reuse studies, master planning, zoning investigations, shadow studies, facility analysis and programme development, equipment and furniture inventories, site selection and analysis, and promotional and marketing packages.
Some of our commissions are for Non-traditional Services such as exhibition installations, research, and artworks. Please feel free to contact us with your proposal for a service not listed above.
We provide a detailed phase-by-phase scope of work, tailored to each specific project in our fee proposals. If you would like an initial consultation about the services we can provide for your project, please contact us.