This is the final stage where things are built and installed. The designer is often onsite during “installation” to ensure items are received in good condition, installed correctly, and that documents have been followed properly.
After final approval of the schematic design, the designer develops floor plans, elevations and other related items in greater detail. Colors and finishes are refined, furniture, fabrics and equipment are selected and cost estimates are prepared. The resulting design is presented to the client for review, revision and final approval.
In the schematic design phase, space planning and furniture layouts are developed. Circulation patterns and minimum clearances are considered and applied to the floor plan. Rough sketches and elevations are created, preliminary floor finished ideas are developed and then presented to the client for review and revision.
During the programming phase the client’s needs and objectives are identified. Questions regarding the specific function of the space, who will be using the space and furniture and equipment requirements will be discussed. Measurements and photos are also taken at this time.