The Architectural Design Process
Phase 1 - Outline Proposals/Schematic Design
This phase covers the conceptual work needed to define a project. Typically, the architect will prepare outline/sketch proposals based on the characteristics of the site and the requirement of the brief. These sketch proposals would normally be in the form of Floor Plans, Exterior Elevations and a Site Plan sufficient to define the clients general requirements and to place them in the context of the site. A sense of what the cost of the project will be is discussed with the client at this stage of the process. The sketch proposals and preliminary cost might iterate until a design solution and associated budget are agreed between the client and architect.
Phase 2 - Design Development/Design Stage
The sketch proposals agreed above are worked to a greater level of detail sufficient to delineate in spatial terms the relative relationships of the several parts of the structure. Similarly, the physical appearance and characteristics of the structure are defined: its elevations, the materials to be used, the nature and its roof, its external windows, solar devices etc. This is perhaps the ideal time for a more accurate budget estimate of the structure to be determined. All of the above is presented to and discussed with the client and approval sought.
Phase 3 - Final Design Stage
The design proposals agreed above are further worked to incorporate additional layers of information this time from other consultants where this is thought necessary. The resulting design proposals are for all purposes complete in that all spatial and skeletal issues are addressed, resolved and incorporated into the structure.
Phase 4 - Production Information/Construction Documents
Detailed construction drawings and specifications based on the final design drawings are then prepared. It is during this stage that clients will have a further chance to work with the architect in the selection of internal materials and finishes. These drawings and other documents will be those that the contractor will be asked to price and from which the structure will be built.
Phase 5 - Tendering/Bidding and Negotiation
The architect will invite tenders for the works and eventually negotiate a price for constructing the structure with or on behalf of the client. He will prepare a contract for signature by the contractor and client prior to the start of construction. This contract will clearly define the work to be done and the responsibilities of all parties during the construction process.
Phase 6 - Construction Administration
During this final phase, the architect monitors the quality of the works and authorizes payments to the contractor. He ensures that the contractor is delivering to the client what the construction/contract drawings demand. This will demand several visits during the construction stage of the works.
At the end of the project, when he is satisfied that the structure is practically or substantially complete, the architect will issue a certificate confirming this. In nearly all instances, there are items of works that need to be corrected, tidied, or addressed further and these items are recorded in a snag or punch list that is issued to the contractor for his attention. During the early stages of ownership of the structure, there are always additional items that present themselves for further attention by the contractor. These items are issued to the contractor by the architect who will ensure that they are all addressed to reasonable satisfaction before the contractors responsibility for the construction of the structure is finally discharged.
To learn more about Tony Brooks Architects Ltd. you can go to our official website: http://www.tonybrooksarchitects.com/
Tony Brooks Architects Ltd. is a limited liability architectural practice based in Barbados and with associate companies in Dominica and St. Lucia. Our spectrum of projects range from residential through to recreational and include among others schools, offices and university facilities, theatres, stadia, indoor sports facilities and hotels.
Tony Brooks Architects Ltd.
Company Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release The Architectural Design Process here
News-ID: 145667 • Views: 1359
More Releases for Design
Panache Exhibitions Pvt Ltd: Exhibition Design explores the role of the exhibition designer as a creative practitioner, and seeks to communicate a better. G-66, 2nd Floor, Near Kalindi Kunj, Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi-110025 India
Web Design Trends: Flat Design vs Flat Design 2.0
Flat design is a web design trend standing for minimalism and cleanness in the website design industry. This trend has become popular since 2012, replacing the Skeuomorphism trend – the most popular trend until then. Unlike skeuomorphism, which is characterized by real-life 3D objects and shiny buttons, flat design is recognizable for its flat shapes and objects; not generating depth, dimension or any effects, such as drop shadows, highlights and
Four iF awards for Ottobock Products With the Triton prosthetic foot, the 3R93 therapy knee joint and the Genu Sensa knee support, no less than three Ottobock products have been recognised with the iF product design award 2012. Carbon fibre woven prepreg, a high-performance fibre composite material developed by Ottobock, also received the iF material design award. The iF product design award is one of the most renowned design competitions worldwide. It
Universal Design offers every organization, whether a provider of services or of products, a clear understanding of the role and value of Design for All/Universal Design. It provides a model for assessing current design practices and making the changes that will make a product or service accessible to all potential customers to create a better consumer-oriented experience. Each chapter contains examples and case studies plus a set of tools to
Design Education encapsulates and analyses the research findings facilitated by the UK based Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design. By examining over 40 projects, ranging in focus from design students' use of archives and museum collections to the potential of specific technologies to enhance teaching and learning, Design Education explores aspects of learning and teaching in higher education design subjects, from architecture and 3D design through to
Design Awards 2011 present Lighting Design Trends
Illumination is an important issue for the interior design and provides a great variety of styles and materials. The well-known design awards in 2011 have proved the diversity of innovative lighting design. Apart from the worldwide known Italian lighting designers, this year's award winners also came from Germany and Spain. All of the honored products and lighting manufacturers clearly show that lighting design offers endless opportunities for the decoration of