Friday, December 17, 2010

Working With an Architect: What to Expect - Phase 1 of 6

Phase 1:  Pre-Design

Sample Pre-Design Sketch

Goals of this Phase:
Initiate project and determine the owner's criteria to define the scope of the project.

Fee Breakdown:
5-10% of total fee

Services May Include:
Feasibility Studies
Site Analysis & Selection
Code Analysis
Budget Analysis - Hard Costs (Construction) and Soft Costs (Fees)
Schedule Development
Existing Facilities Survey and Analysis
Preparation of Owner/ Architect Contract
Determination of Level of Green Ratings Certification Desired (LEED or other)

Phase is Typically Complete When:
The owner has approved the scope of work and the Owner/ Architect contract is signed.

Missed the introduction?  Read last week's post to catch yourself up!  Check back next week for information on Phase 2: Schematic Design!

Please feel free to contact us at (815)806-0146 or e-mail Nicole at

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