While existing conditions are in progress the design team begins programming. By utilizing our in-house questionnaires and interview sheets we gather the most important data necessary for a successful design such as people, needs, wants, and ideals. If possible we also physically observe how any existing space is being used by employees to identify successful processes and gaps for design improvement.
Point Cloud Scanning
To document existing conditions, a precise 3D scan of each space is conducted to produce an extremely accurate overrall “view” of the project.
Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides an environment for developing, designing and tracking the functional characteristics of a building. The resulting data supports design development and decision making. BIM provides visibility into 3D views, material costs and efficiency.
Existing conditions, Programming, and Branding inform and create the Fit Plan. We are not making assumptions, but rather utilizing the gathered data to funnel us to multiple options for discussion with end-users. The options are hashed and refined over a few weeks to end with a fixed floor plan.
The construction and design schedule, put together by the construction team, is heavily influenced by the design team’s abilities to fast-track and take handle of certain phases.
Branding is critical at this phase. We work with the company’s creative team to insert the company’s culture, mission, goals and identity into the workplace. The end result arrives in the form of a themed space to identify a color palette, design board, graphics, and naming convention for the project.
Heavy Schematic Design
Detailed plans and 3D views along with an engineering Basis of Design allows the construction team to capture a true budgetary value, informing the client of what’s to come. Value engineering at this phase save time and effort down the road.
The design and construction team meet with the client to review the budget and establish baselines and areas of importance. Understanding the clients needs we strip back unnecessary overages, provide secondary options, and explore other avenues.
Photo realistic renderings and 360 VR renderings allow our clients to be immersed in the design with perspectives and virtual tools help to streamline the communication of design ideas.
Color-coded documents, rendered views and rendered floor plans allows a user with plenty or little construction experience to understand the documents comprehensivley. Options are always given for consideration.
Decisions have been made during the SD-DD phase, allowing the design team to process and fly during the CD phase. Permit and Bid sets can be quickly developed to meet any aggressive schedule.
During construction our architectural and engineering team attends weekly meetings to track progress, review issues, and guide any last-minute changes necessary to project.
Project Success: By utilizing point cloud scanning, BIM, and virtual reality programs early and often throughtout the design process our clients have no surprises with the final budget and the final product.