Schematic Design: During the first phase—schematic design—an architectural designer consults with the owner to determine project goals and requirements. Often this determines the program for the project. The program, or architectural program, is the term used to define the required functions of the project. It should include estimated square footage of each usage type and any other elements that achieve the project goals. During schematic design, an architect commonly develops study drawings, documents, or other media that illustrate the concepts of the design and include spatial relationships, scale, and form for the owner to review. Schematic design also is the research phase of the project, when zoning requirements or jurisdictional restrictions are discovered and addressed. This phase produces a final schematic design, to which the owner agrees after consultation and discussions with the architect. The design then moves forward to the design development phase. Deliverables: Schematic design often produces a site plan, floor plan(s), sections, an elevation, and other illustrative materials. Typically, the drawings include overall dimensions. If the client requires, this may include an optional study model. A study model is a roughly crafted, to scale model that is not meant to be a high-quality presentation model but instead a design tool.
The Schematic Design services provided to the owner are not open ended. This phase provides a limited number of meetings, drawing designs and hours. If the Schematic Design phase exceeds the agreed upon services, additional fees will be required. The following is a detail list services included and a price list for additional services:
Program meeting-no time limit.
Produce three schematic designs for review and comment. 1 Meeting for review and to sketch ideas together. Owner will select one design or none. ( If none of the designs are desireable, maybe pieces of the design will be valuable enough to incorporate into an entirely new design).
One schematic design based on comments from previous meeting. 1 Meeting to discuss design and sketch ideas together.
Schematic design revised based on comments from previous meeting. 1 Meeting to discuss design and sketch ideas together.
Design submitted to Owner for approval.
Any additional meetings will require a $250 fee per meeting (no time limit). Additional revisions of drawings will be a $100. No charge for phone conversations that are less than 1/2 hour.
Design Development: Design development (DD) services use the initial design documents from the schematic phase and takes them one step further. Typically referred to as DD, this phase results in drawings that often specify design elements such as material types and location of windows and doors. The level of detail provided in the DD phase is determined by the owner’s request and the project requirements. The DD phase often ends with a formal presentation to, and approval by, the owner.
Construction/Bid/Permit Documents: This phase lays out mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and architectural details. Detail drawings and schedules (plumbing fixture, window, electrical) and zoning and site drawing will be added to the document set to create the final Permit Documents. The following is a list of drawings contained in the Construction Documents:
Site Plan with zoning information listed. This will be generated from a Certified Plot Plan (by a licensed Surveyor. This is a requirement for the permit.) You most likely have one as part of your purchase agreement from when you bought your property. If not, a surveyor will have to be hired.
Foundation Plan and foundation details drawings.
Floor Plans with dimensions, notes and window and door keynotes.
Roof Plan showing gutter and downspout locations, valley and edge details.
Enlarged Floor Plans of Bathrooms or Kitchens with dimensions.
Interior Elevations of the Bathrooms showing tile layout and mounting heights of fixtures and accessories.
Schedules: Door Schedule , Window Schedule,Electrical Schedule.
Exterior Elevations: with dimensions, notes and window, door keynotes and Section & Detail callout symbols.
Building Sections with keynotes of relevant details.
Exterior Details: Soffit/Eave, Window Head, Jamb and Sill, Door Head and Jamb details, Exterior Envelope, Handrail and Guardrail Details.
Electrical Plans that show the locations of light fixtures and outlets.
Plumbing Plan showing the locations of plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, base board heating, furnace and hot water heater tanks.
Structural Drawings: Framing Plans and structural details.
Project Construction: Our company will be responsible for all construction on site. We will hire and coordinate all sub-contractors, be responsible for their work and manage their access to the site. We are responsible for ensuring that our sub-contractors meet expectations of quality work.
PD Design Build will schedule all building inspections and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy when all work is finished. We will purchase building materials and manage their delivery. During the building process we meet regularly with the owner to keep them updated on the progress and manage payments to suppliers and sub-contractors.
We take pride in beautiful and well executed workmanship. There are times as the design takes form, further inspiration is revealed. One advantage to a design-build process is that it is easier for the building owner and the builder to collaborate on alterations to the design as construction takes form.