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 does an in-depth process of understanding the project requirements and the client’s aspirations. JMKA | architects investigates 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 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.