Here is a sample of
our design process.
- Feasibility Study
The Feasibility Study consists of detailed data collection in reference to church vision, programs, ministry needs and goals; and plans for community development in the vicinity of the project site by the city, both immediate and long-range. The study also addresses demographic profiles for the site and the community; growth profiles of the clients organization (past statistics and projections for the future); financial capabilities; evaluation of the existing facility and site for adequacy in accommodating immediate and long-term needs and goals of the client, and specific written and/or graphic options which outline solutions and recommendations for the size and type of space required.
Programming should always preclude design and be completed and accepted by the owner prior to the beginning of design. The programming stage will generally comprise three areas of study:
- Master Plan Program
Establishes the requirement of the project in its largest dimensions, i.e. relationship of buildings on a site, requirement for building on a site etc.
- The Schematic Design
Schematic design program usually precludes the design of a building. It established the relationships of spaces and spatial requirements in relationship to use and occupancy.
- The Component Program
The component program evaluates maintenance, furniture, equipment and engineering systems. (Front & back costs are considered during the phase of programming.)
- Phase 1 Schematic Design
During the Schematic Design Phase documents are developed based on the mutual understanding of the project requirements as developed during the Pre-Design Process. Schematic Design Documents are used as the base for the development of Design Development and Construction Documents.
- Phase 2 Design Development
During the Design Development Phase adjustments are made to the approved Schematic Design documents as per input from the client and/or the City. Design Development documents are prepared which fix and describe the size and character of the project as to architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and interior finishes.
- Phase 3 Construction Documents
Based on the approved Design Development Drawings and any other changes to the project requirements. Construction Documents are prepared which consist of drawings (blueprints) and specifications for the expansion, renovation and/or construction of a new facility.
- Phase 4 Bidding and/or Negotiations
During the Bidding and/or Negotiations Phase the project is advertised for bid and/or Request for Proposals are sent to pre-qualified contractors. Bids and/or proposals are received and reviewed. A selection is made, and a construction contract is awarded.
- Phase 5 Construction Administration
During the Construction Administration Phase site visits are conducted on a weekly basis and/or full-time person is placed on the job site, based on the scope of work to be done. The contractor’s submittals are reviewed for compliance with the contract documents.
- Phase 6 Construction Closeout
During the Construction Close-out Phase, punch lists are prepared and the client is supplied with all Operations and Maintenance Manuals required for the operation of your new facility.