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Core Services

Each project presents unique potential and possibilities. While the working method often varies from project to project, the following indicates the typical stages of an architectural project.

  1. Research and Documentation
  2. Preliminary Design
  3. Design Development
  4. Permit Drawings
  5. Construction Documents and Bidding
  6. Contract Administration
1. Research & Documentation
  • Definition of program with client
  • Schedule and Budget
  • Photographs and measured drawings of existing building
  • Investigation of zoning and building code requirements
  • Client briefings
2. Preliminary Design
  • Site Study
  • Preliminary Plans
  • Preliminary Elevations
  • Section for design purposes
  • Meeting with client
3. Design Development
  • Final dimensioned design:
    • Plans
    • Elevations
    • Sections
  • Preliminary presentation of materials and finishes
  • Meeting with client
4. Permit Drawings (BCIN certified)
  • Preparation of working drawings for building permit, including:
    • Plans
    • Elevations
    • Sections
    • Wall Sections
    • Details
5. Construction Documents and Bidding
  • Preparation of full working drawings and outline specification for Bids by Contractors.
  • Analysis of bids and written summary for Client.
6. Contract Administration
  • Site review and meetings with General Contractor.
  • Written reports to Client. Meetings with building inspector as required.
Other Services

Committee of Adjustment

The municipal zoning department sets rules for how a house can be built in any given municipality.

In some instances Clients desire plans that will conflict with the allowable zoning. In such cases, where the allowable density or coverage for a site is exceeded, or where the building is proposed to be in violation of setback rules, it is often necessary to go before the Committee of Adjustment to get a ruling on whether such a proposal can be built. This phase, normally part of the Building Permit process, and is carried out only if necessary.

 

 
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