Every project starts with a non-binding and exploratory conversation. Client and architect get to know each other. Your wishes, ideas and aesthetic preferences are discussed and the program of requirements (PoR) is determined. Based on this overview, the desired phases will be determined and the general terms and conditions will be discussed. Matters such as the budget, investment costs and construction costs are also discussed.
In this phase we start by mapping out the existing situation and translating your wishes into a concept sketch design.
During the initiation phase, the program and the functional layout were central. During the preliminary design phase, the emphasis is on design.
In the previous phases, the emphasis was still on the spatial layout and the form, but now the materialization plays a central role. The architectural appearance of the building will be determined.
If an environmental permit is required, the final design will be made suitable for the application for the environmental permit. The drawings will be completed with the submission requirements necessary for the application.
The final design is ready and the permit has been applied for and is subject to assessment by the municipality. At this point, the drawings can already be upgraded to the level of a technical design.
Because the project has now been fully documented by the architect through the technical design and the pieces form the basis for the agreement with the contractor, you know exactly what to expect from the contractor.
The architect can also advise you on the content of the contract. The quotations and budgets are discussed with you at a construction company that is negotiated in order to arrive at a clearly established price-quality agreement.
Often as a result of contract negotiations, design adjustments are necessary. Execution phase is reserved to finalize execution technology, materialization and detailing with the chosen contractor.