Pre-Design

  • Review the objectives with the Owner
  • Establish preliminary budget and project schedule
  • Review Zoning By-Laws
  • Review and document existing conditions (as-built plans)
  • Assemble design images to illustrate design concept
  • Review the program and desired adjacencies with the Owner

Schematic Design

  • Site strategy concepts
  • Floor layout concept plans
  • Building massing/roof line studies
  • Review Sustainability/"Green” Opportunities

Design Development

  • Site Plan
  • Draft Specifications
  • Building & Stair Sections
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Floor Plans

Regulatory

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Historical Commission/HDC
  • Variances/Special Permits
  • Conservation Commission
  • Town Committees/Groups
  • Building Code & Handicap Accessibility

 

Construction Documents

  • Builder Requirements & Specifications
  • Architectural Site Plan & Utilities
  • Demolition Plans
  • Floor Plans
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Wall & Stair Sections
  • Foundation & Framing Plans
  • Door & Window Schedules
  • FF&E Allowances

Bidding & Negotiation

  • Distribute Preliminary Pricing Package to Builders
  • Review & Level Builder Construction Budgets
  • Make adjustments to drawings as necessary
  • Distribute Revised Pricing Package to shortlisted builders
  • Review & Award

Interior Architecture

  • Enlarged Kitchen Plans & Elevations
  • Enlarged Bathroom Plans & Elevations
  • Millwork Design
  • Fireplace Details
  • Finish Selections
  • Appliance, Lighting & Plumbing Fixture Selections

Construction Administration

  • Builder & Owner Correspondence
  • Periodic Site Visits
  • Review Shop Drawings & Submittals
  • Review Contractor Requests for Payment
  • Punch List
  • Project Closeout

Design Process