Architectural Phases

The Architectural design process includes several phases for each project. Below is a brief summary of what each phase entails and the services Brandt Architecture can provide. These services are tailored for the specific needs of each project.

Schematic Design

  • Establish a Program for your project; a list of requirements for specific spaces needed both in terms of size and function

  • Discuss aesthetics, budget and quality of project

  • Review code requirements for project

  • Create conceptual architectural sketches illustrating scale, relationship, and adjacencies of Project components. This typically includes floor plans & elevations.

Design  Development

  • Refine schematic design finalizing size and location of Project components.
  • Further detailing of design in terms of interior elevations, equipment layout, and finish materials.
  • Delivery shall include plans, elevations, details and sections as needed. Contractor may provide more detailed estimate and schedule at this point.

Construction Documents

  • Remaining architectural design details are finalized.
  • Create complete set of documents for permit and construction.  This includes technical information, such as dimensions, framing notes and material specifications.
  • Coordinate architectural design and details with any consulting engineers or other design consultants.
  • At completion of this phase, drawings are submitted for plan review and permit.
  • Contractor will provide final bid for work.

Construction Observation / Contract Administration

  • Visit site while under construction to confirm work is built according to construction documents.

  • Clarify any questions from the Contractor that may arise during the Construction phase.

  • Review submittals upon request from Contractor.

  • Review Change Orders upon request of Owner.