House Design Architects - Our Design Process

 House Design Architects Design Process 

House Design Architects Design Process 

Every design process is unique. While the most tangible aspect of an architects’ work is the creative design itself we at House Design Architects have our own 7 step design process
 
   Introduction   Meet & get to know the Client  Talk about goals, vision & ideas   Visit the project site  Review the design process

 Introduction

Meet & get to know the Client

Talk about goals, vision & ideas 

Visit the project site

Review the design process

  Gather Information   Develop project program: size, type & function of spaces  Gather design inspiration  Acquire site information: Surveys & Code Research  Assess site conditions: opportunities & restrictions

Gather Information

Develop project program: size, type & function of spaces

Gather design inspiration

Acquire site information: Surveys & Code Research

Assess site conditions: opportunities & restrictions

  Schematic Design   Generate initial design concepts based on program: Floor Plans / Site Plans  Design meetings with Clients to review & develop options  Review & refine design inspirations / material palette  Develop 3D massing model of proposed design

Schematic Design

Generate initial design concepts based on program: Floor Plans / Site Plans

Design meetings with Clients to review & develop options

Review & refine design inspirations / material palette

Develop 3D massing model of proposed design

  Design Development   Develop & refine the architectural design - floor plans, site plans, elevations, sections & interiors  Design meetings with Clients to review & develop design, make revisions & refinements  Architectural 3D model development & review  Material studies & sample review  Introduction of design consultants: landscape architect & interior designer  Coordination & Processing with local planning agencies for design concept approval  Contractor Introduction: pre-pricing review, feasibility review, value-engineering

Design Development

Develop & refine the architectural design - floor plans, site plans, elevations, sections & interiors

Design meetings with Clients to review & develop design, make revisions & refinements

Architectural 3D model development & review

Material studies & sample review

Introduction of design consultants: landscape architect & interior designer

Coordination & Processing with local planning agencies for design concept approval

Contractor Introduction: pre-pricing review, feasibility review, value-engineering

  Construction Documents   Development of drawing set as needed for construction & permitting  Introduction & Coordination: Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, T-24 Energy Engineer, Civil Engineer, Lighting / A.V. consultant  Further design development: lighting, Interiors, materials, cabinets, appliance selection, fixture selection  Client / Project team meeting to develop the design, select finishes, appliances, fixtures, windows & doors, cabinets

Construction Documents

Development of drawing set as needed for construction & permitting

Introduction & Coordination: Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, T-24 Energy Engineer, Civil Engineer, Lighting / A.V. consultant

Further design development: lighting, Interiors, materials, cabinets, appliance selection, fixture selection

Client / Project team meeting to develop the design, select finishes, appliances, fixtures, windows & doors, cabinets

  Permitting   Submittal & processing with local agencies for building permit  Coordination with Contractor – pricing, schedules, design implementation  Final design / material selections   

Permitting

Submittal & processing with local agencies for building permit

Coordination with Contractor – pricing, schedules, design implementation

Final design / material selections

 

  Construction Administration   From start of construction to completion of project  Oversight of project construction / design intent  Site meetings with client, contractor & consultants to review the design implementation / resolve & address questions / issues  Review & select project materials & finish mock-ups / samples  Project completion review & final punch list   

Construction Administration

From start of construction to completion of project

Oversight of project construction / design intent

Site meetings with client, contractor & consultants to review the design implementation / resolve & address questions / issues

Review & select project materials & finish mock-ups / samples

Project completion review & final punch list

 

  Our Client moves in to their new home

Our Client moves in to their new home

Design is not making beauty... beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.”
Louis Kahn