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This is our second installment in this series dedicated to familiarizing you with the phases of design. If you haven’t read Part 1 – The Programming Phase, click here.
You’ve had your meeting and discussed and reviewed your design objectives. You’re aware of any limitations or you’ve discovered that you can actually achieve more than you thought you could. You’re off to a good start.
As part of this phase, the design team begins to develop space plans. Using the approved programming and information gathered in the previous phase, we prepare the preliminary concept design. We may prepare a schedule, a budget, a proposed procurement delivery method and notify you regarding any inconsistencies discovered or consulting services that may be required for the project. We may also suggest alternative approaches to the design and construction of the project. Depending on the contract scope and the project, the designer will prepare documents such as Site Plans, Spatial Relationship Diagrams, Floor Plans, Reflected Ceiling Plans, Elevations, Building Sections, Sketches as well as some preliminary Specifications. These will be submitted and reviewed by you. There will likely be some revision time based on your comments and a subsequent review. Once you are happy with the proposed design concept, the project moves to the next phase; Design Development.
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