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Architecture Services - Process

Our staff primary focus regards architectural services; anywhere from pre-design to construction, we can help bring life to your dreams. Designing and constructing projects is no simple task. We know this because of our clients frequently ask what is the process of designing and constructing an office, restaurant, house, or whichever their interest is.

 

The following three topics best sum up the steps and process taken during a typical  construction project: Pre-design, Design, and Construction.

  • Pre-Design

    Predesign is usually the first step in the services we provide for our client. It usually starts with a client-architect meeting where we discuss and define the project, goals, program, budget, and more. These will help us understand what you want to achieve and how to get there. During this step we will offer you the ability to carry a green LEED project.

    Site Analysis is the process where we understand the characteristics of the site provided or where we help the client chose a site for the project. A thorough site analysis is critical for the development of any successful project. In this step we study special site features such as topography, surveys, water drainage, code, existing structures and more.

  • Design

    Schematic Design is the first step of any design process. In here we develop a conceptual design where we show you the scale and relationship between spaces in the project. We will develop plans, elevations, and sections to illustrate the ideas behind the project and consequently hear your feedback.

    Design Development involves the further development of the plans, elevations, and sections, as well as receiving input from the engineering consultants who will develop mechanical, structural, electrical drawings, and more. Preliminary specifications for major systems also start to take shape. This will ultimately dictate the material and quality standards of your project.

    Construction Documents are the final set of documents that entail detailed plans, sections, blow-ups, and much more. This will aid the contractor in building your project. Our firm has a good reputation in creating complete drawings that will help ease the construction process. The more complete the drawings, the easier for the contractor and for yourself.

  • Construction

    Bidding and Negotiation is the part of the project where a contractor is chosen for the construction of the project. Arquiteg's extensive experience in construction will help in choosing the best contractor, consequently helping you achieve prime quality with the least amount of money possible.

    Contract Administration are tasks carried in our office which include facilitating project communication, responding to request for information, reviewing shop drawings, submittal, certifying payments to the contractor, and more. The faster and more accurate all the questions are answered, the smother the construction will be for the contractor and yourself.

    Post Construction services are provided to ensure your project has being completed successfully and as intended. Such services include document checking, reviewing warranties, proper operation, and more.

Predesign is usually the first step in the services we provide for our client. It usually starts with a client-architect meeting where we discuss and define the project, goals, program, budget, and more. These will help us understand what you want to achieve and how to get there. During this step we will offer you the ability to carry a green LEED project.

PRE-DESIGN

DESIGN

CONSTRUCTION