It’s important that you have a full understanding of the architectural design process before diving into the construction of a new home design. You can sleep easy knowing that the architectural team at JMKA | architects will be with you every step of the way! Below we’ve laid out the 6 steps involved with developing a new home design, as well as a Rapid Project Planning Pack that can help you move through the Research Phase with ease.
Explore Our Nuanced Approach to the Architectural Design Process
No matter the precise nature of your upcoming application, JMKA architects feels that local projects deserve dedicated planning and a personalized touch. Keeping this in mind, we offer a full suite of modern architectural design services to exceed the expectations of our regional clients. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all approach to service, our custom home architects will listen to your renovation goals prior to creating a unique blueprint to suit your vision.
We urge you to explore our contemporary approach to architectural design. As always, you’re more than welcome to contact one of our knowledgeable representatives to schedule an upcoming consultation. Our custom home architects are proud to cater to homeowners throughout Greenwich, CT and all the surrounding communities.
Step One: The Master Plan. At this stage, we define the project scope and its implications. What is to be done? What could the scope mean for future work? Even when the project is complete, the client will know what their options are for additional work.
In the design process, JMKA | architects will do an in-depth process of understanding the project requirements and the client’s aspirations. JMKA | architects will investigate all aspects of the property, its relation to the program and its impact on the design. Through all of this, the budget is referred to and tested in relation to the design process.
Step Two: The Schematic. As tightly as we may define the project scope, there are still options the client has in design, elevations and layouts. The schematic can also include models for what the custom architectural design will look like.
Step Three: Design Development. In this phase, we cover project details: windows, cabinetry, flooring, and the options the client has in materials. At this stage, we begin to develop rough cost parameters. If it makes sense to get input from builders and material suppliers, we will.
INTEGRATION- we include at the early stages of the Design Development process an integration of budget and schedule.
Step Four. Construction Documents. Now we turn the design ideas into actual engineering drawings. At this point, we have a clear idea of costs and we have the basis for a building permit.
Bidding and Negotiating
Step Five: Bidding and Negotiating. JMKA Architects will get bids from 3 builders to ensure that every aspect of the plan is covered, that the bid responses are “leveled” to ensure that the specifications are represented, and the client is able to make the best decision on what builder to use.
Step Six: Construction Administration. We ensure that the client is represented throughout the construction process. We do not manage day to day work but we do have weekly site meetings to review progress and to make sure that what is being built is what the client expects.
When you work with us to create your new home design or the architectural drawings for your business, you can ensure that all of your bases are covered. Our years of knowledge and experience allow us to provide you with top-quality service that truly examines and plans for all the facets of building. We look forward to working closely with you to create your new home design or business plans. Our services extend beyond the Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan areas, and are available for clients throughout the country.
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