Design Process


The best buildings result from an integrated design process that involves clear and continuous communication, attention to detail, and active collaboration among all team members. CGA Architects approaches the planning of every project with a fresh outlook and with a focus on finding the best solution based on your goals, budget, and vision for the future.

Artchitect

Client

1

Preliminary Design

RESEARCH

  • program
  • budget analysis
  • zoning review
  • existing condition plans
  • concept development

  • client questionaire
  • provide/review concept imagery
  • approve program

2

Design Development

PRELIMINARY PLANS

  • floor plans
  • contractor coordination (CM, DB*)
  • preliminary cost estimate
  • 3D conceptual models

  • floor plan approval
  • contractor selection (CM, DB)
  • budget review

3

Construction Documents

DRAWINGS & SPECIFICATIONS

  • refine interior layouts
  • reflicted ceiling plans
  • detail drawings
  • consultant drawings
  • finish fixture, hardware, lighting, accessory selection
  • cost estimate revisions

  • cost estimate review
  • finish and fixture approval
  • hardware and lighting

4

Construction Bidding

BUILDING PERMIT

  • provide plans and specs for bidding
  • assist in selection of contractor (DBB)*
  • contractor to provide final pricing (CM, DB)

  • contact with contractor (DBB)

5

Construction Administration

OBSERVATION

  • manage contractor questions
  • provide clarification
  • review shop drawings
  • site reports
  • punch list

  • site meetings with contractor and architect