Visioning – working with clients to determine or understand the vision for the environment we’ll design.
Master Planning – evaluating long-term options for anything from accommodating the eventual need, to expanding a building’s functional components, to determining how an entire downtown area might grow in a logical fashion as needs arise.
Programming – determining the size, configuration, and location of various spaces based on current and future needs and resources.
Schematic Design – sketching and delivering 3D models (3D images) of what the vision is, how the spaces work, and so on.
Design Development – fine-tuning the schematic drawings, discussing updates, addressing questions, and alleviating concerns.
Construction Documents – the final documents, including detailed construction-ready drawings, product specifications, and project manuals needed for next steps.
Bidding – taking the documents “out on the street” for contractor bids and answering questions.
Negotiations – talking with pre-certified, pre-selected contractors and sub-contractors to arrive at a fair market value for the scope of work needed.
Construction Contract Administration – whereby we observe and advise during the construction process, assuring the client that their project is being built to the required building codes.
Modeling – providing the client with anything from design sketches to computerized 3D Building Information Models (BIMs).
Rendering – using the modeling to create advertising and promotional illustrations that show off how a building is to look in its natural setting once it’s completed.
11-Month Walkthrough – we walk 11 months after clients have moved in to validate its construction and remind the client of warranties in effect for various products and construction elements.