There is a lot of detail that goes into designing an architectural project. Each step of the project is carefully thought out for safety and day to day comfort, we call this flow. What is architectural design? And what is involved in the design process?
Architectural design is a concept that focuses on components or elements of a structure. An architect is generally the one in charge of the architectural design. They work with space and elements to create a coherent and functional structure.
There are several steps involved in the design process for an architectural project. Each step is very important to the overall look, feel, and safety of the project.
The steps are as follows:
The first step in the design phase is the schematic design. Schematic design is when the architect collects information about project needs, styles and wishes, and then creates two or three design options from there for the client to review.
In the design development, the architect will adopt the schematic design and develop it into an approved design concept. Any changes the client wishes to make to the design must be communicated to the architect at this stage.
Construction documents will be provided to the contractor for the construction of your project. The architect will put together many detailed drawings for the contractor to follow during construction.
Bidding is when an architect or client finds a contractor for their project. They bid for contractors by providing contractors with bidding documents that show detailed information about the project. These documents include construction documents and technical specifications.
Construction begins once you’ve found a contractor you like, and you’ve settled on a design concept that fits your needs. Your architect will be in contact with your contractor throughout the duration of the construction phase to ensure that your project is being built according to the plans.