This is where we discover limitations and what restrictions are placed on the property. Will this typology fit into the neighborhood? Are there market comparables in the area? Are there any CC&R (Covenants, conditions, and restrictions), HOA guidelines, zoning restrictions to be aware of? An often overlooked project killer is parking and providing enough spaces.
After determining that the project is feasible and can meet all the requirements to make it successful, we begin to develop an initial concept for the space layout, functionality, and massing. This may require more input from the client, and defining the scope and goals of the project.
The design gets further developed to include important system components like structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical. The architect coordinates these moving parts and provides detailed drawings to ensure the end product is constructed properly and efficiently.
Once the design is prepared to a certain completion, we will want to submit it sooner to be in queue at the city. The processing times can drag out during busy seasons, so prepare enough time for the review approval process. Once this is approved, the city can issue the permit to begin construction.
Construction Documentation and Administration
At this time, I will continue to work with the builder and contractors to ensure the project is constructed as planned and that all questions are answered. The project is not complete until it can be inhabited, so anything can go wrong at this point. It is normal to come across delays and challenges during construction.
SITE VISIT TO TAKE EXISTING MEASUREMENT AND DIMENSIONS
EXISTING AS-BUILT DRAWINGS
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING- PROJECT MANAGEMENT
EXPLORE DESIGN AND STYLE OPTIONS
PERMIT PROCESS AND CITY APPROVAL
VALUE ENGINEERING if required