14 Oct Schematic Design
Schematic Design is generally the first design phase on a residential project. It’s when the primary thrust of the space planning and major architectural interventions are explored and multiple options are addressed at a schematic level. Once existing conditions are drawn, we kickoff schematic design with a programming meeting to discuss/sketch their design requirements in greater detail. From this meeting the first set of schematic floor plans and three-dimensional line drawings are created. Typically two to three floor plans are developed. Based on the client’s feedback the design is refined and presented again. Depending on both the client and the job, we may create several iterations of the schematic design. The time frame varies greatly for this phase, it may be as little as a few weeks or as long as several months. At the end of Schematic Design the drawings are sent to third-party estimators for preliminary construction bidding and engineering and a final feasibility assessment is reached.