|I believe that design is a collaborative process between the Architect and the client. Communication is essential to reach the final design that serves the client properly.|
I will meet the client at the site of their project and review with them their project scope. I will document the project site with photos in order to write a formal proposal. Once I have client approval of my written proposal an AIA B141-Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner & Architect will be submitted to client for approval. In conjunction with the contract approval the following phases will start the design process.
•Architectural Design Phase
|Documentation: I will document the
existing building (measuring) from which I will create the base drawing
that will allow me to develop the schematic designs.
|Schematic Design: I will transform
the written project scope into two possible schemes. These two
schemes will be illustrated by plans and elevations. I will meet
the client at the end of this phase to review the schematic designs.
A client might prefer one scheme over another or the design might be a
hybrid of the two schemes.
Developed Design: I will modify the design according the client's comments from the schematic design meeting. I will also refine the drawings, and the amount of detail i.e. finishes, window manufacturer, kitchen cabinet layout etc. This will become the final design. The structural engineer will be engaged at this point. This design will once again take the form of plans and elevations. This will be the last meeting between the client and myself before the construction drawing phase.
•Construction Drawing Phase
incorporate any changes to the design from the developed design meeting.
I will complete the drawings and specifications necessary for the
building permits, bidding, and construction. This will include all
structural and electrical schematics for this project.
•Construction Administration Phase
|I will be
available for any questions or problems that may occur during
construction. I will attend job meetings as required per the project .
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