After the initial site evaluation, the design process is broken into 3 steps: Skematic Design, where your vision, the basic site requirements, plan configuration, access and character are explored and illustrated in a simplified schematic format. This is usually achieved in a “Design Workshop” format where we lay the project out together.
Design Development is where the design details are presented and reworked until the right solution is achieved. In this stage plans are developed enough where the final design is agreed upon.
At the Construction Documents stage the plans go into full production in preparation for review by your local building officials and tradesmen for bidding. This is when structural, electrical, mechanical and other systems are engineered and detailed for the approved design.