Often when considering a large-scale private development, our clients ask us to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed building on a site before we engage in any comprehensive design services. Part of this service includes doing our homework on both the site and the impact of the proposed use of it.
The initial Pre-Design consist of two tasks Existing Conditions Survey and Programming. During the Existing Conditions Survey, where we survey the existing conditions and take accurate measurements of the required area of work. We then prepare a set of Existing Conditions Survey documents, which will include mainly includes floor plans. We also conduct a Zoning Analysis of the property to assist with the permitting process. Next, we enter the programming phase. During the Programming is the process of identifying and organizing essential information about the property, as it exists, and how it relates to the project as described above. The result is a comprehensive Program Statement.
Excluded from our scope but necessary for the project is a Professional Land Survey of the property
either in a separate agreement by the owner and a Professional Land Surveyor and through our firm as a design consultant.
With the Client’s approval of the Program Statement, we then prepare a Schematic Design illustrating the proposed solutions to the project. We continue to work collaboratively with the Client to review the solution and discuss any changes required to better meet the project requirements.
A common cherry on top of this service can be a rendering depicting the design concept shown in the context of the proposed site.