The next step we’ll take is called the Schematic Design Phase. During this phase, the architect meets with you to evaluate your needs and establish the goals for your project. This usually includes general relationship and spatial requirements, figuring cost estimations, and determining a realistic budget. The architect will also research the requirements of the jurisdiction where the property is located.
When we feel confident with the results from the Schematic Design Phase, we’ll proceed to the Design Development. In this phase the Project Architect finalizes the design, including floor plans, exterior design elements, materials, structural details, and the site design. They will review these details with you and then with the city or county jurisdiction for initial approval.