How We Work
1. Initial Meeting
At our initial meeting, we’ll take the time to understand your project vision and work with you to make it a reality. To do that, we’ll talk about the site location, space requirements, and design direction, and also review the budget and timeline to ensure that we’re on the same page. This is your time to shine, and we’ll be there to listen and provide support as you share your ideas.
2. Proposal & Agreement
After gathering all the necessary information, we’ll create a proposal that meets your needs and aligns with your vision. This will include details on our design stages, timeline, and design fee. We’re committed to transparency and making sure you’re comfortable with our proposal before moving forward.
3. Concept Design
At the Concept Design stage, we’re eager to work collaboratively with you to create a unique and beautiful design that reflects your vision. We’ll use the brief as a guide, but we’re not afraid to think outside the box and explore new ideas and concepts with you. We value your opinions and feedback and will incorporate them into the design to ensure it meets your needs and expectations. Our goal is to create a design that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and we’re excited to work with you to achieve that.
Commercial design is one of our specialties, and we take pride in our ability to create unique and functional spaces that reflect our clients’ brands. So, when it comes to commercial projects, we understand the importance of branding. That’s why we take great care to incorporate your branding guidelines into the architectural and interior design. We want your space to not only look beautiful but also reinforce your brand identity and create a cohesive customer experience.
4. Design Development
We understand that every project is unique, which is why we bring in experts to ensure that everything is engineered to perfection. Our team collaborates with structural engineers, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) engineers, and Eco / Sustainability design and engineers to ensure that your project is executed with the utmost expertise.
5. Construction Drawings
The Construction Drawings stage is where we make things easy for the contractor. We’ll provide clear and concise drawings that serve as a guide for them to build your project. We understand that time is money in the construction industry, which is why we strive to make the process as straightforward as possible. Our goal is to ensure that the contractor has everything they need to get the job done right, so that the construction process is as smooth and efficient as possible.
It’s important to note that the Design Development and Construction Drawings stages happen simultaneously, rather than sequentially. This means that while we’re finalizing the design details with you, we’re also creating the technical drawings that will guide the construction process. This approach helps to streamline the timeline and ensures that there are no delays in getting your project built.
6. Contractor Tender
We understand that choosing the right contractor is crucial to the success of your project. That’s why we leverage our experience to help you make the best decision possible. We’ll share your Construction Drawings with several contractors and provide guidance on which one is the best fit for your project. We take factors such as material specifications, budget, and timeline into consideration to ensure that your project is in good hands.
7. Project Supervision
We understand the challenges of building a project and the importance of delivering a high-quality final product. That’s why we work with contractors to supervise the project from start to finish. With our experience, we can anticipate and mitigate any potential issues that may arise during the building process. We’re committed to ensuring that your project is delivered on time, on budget, and to your exact specifications.
It’s important to note that project supervision is charged separately from our design fee. This is because supervising a project requires a different set of skills and resources than designing it. We want to ensure that you’re aware of this upfront so that there are no surprises down the road.