At the beginning of the design phase, we create floor plans and site plans and construct a 3D computer study model which we share with the client. Modeling allows the design team and the client to better visualize the project, and we can get a clear understanding of massing and proportion, unattainable with 2d plans and elevations.
We undertake a thorough investigation of scale and form, spatial relationships and circulation requirements, the site and surrounding environment, building orientation and setbacks, available infrastructure, and the effects of governmental regulations. And we begin discussions with the engineering consultants to identify the requirements for and the impacts of the structural, mechanical and electrical systems.
Based on our design investigations and consultations with the client, we will prepare a schematic design solution, presented in a set of plans, sections, elevations, and model views. Basis of Design reports are provided by our engineering consultants, and we add written calculations and spreadsheets to complete the package of information.