Design Stage One
Project Strategy, Brief, Concept Design
Following initial discussions with the client, we will prepare a project strategy and a brief. This will consider the client’s requirements, key objectives, the project budget, programme and design aspirations.
Next, we will arrange a measured survey and gather site information before preparing a feasibility study based on the brief. During this stage, we will outline all project constraints and opportunities, applicable statutory requirements and likely input required from other consultants. Depending on the scale and complexity of the project it may be necessary to appoint a Quantity Surveyor from this point forward to advise on project cost.
After discussing the results of the feasibility study with the client, we will prepare a concept design focusing not only on form, function and aesthetic, but early consideration of structure and building services. We will also consider materials, method of construction, site logistics and the project budget. The concept design often comprises of multiple options to be discussed and reviewed with the client. We typically use CAD drawings and 3D visuals at this stage to present our work.