Architectural Design Development
As the architectural process continues to move forward, our team will start developing concise designs for your project. It is during this phase that your vision will truly start to come to life, as we produce more detailed renderings of the building.
Design development is a crucial step in the construction of a building, so working with a trusted company is essential. Surage and Associates is a well-regarded architectural firm in St. Augustine, with extensive experience in every aspect of the design process. We are ideal candidates for any building design project, no matter how big or small it may be.
What Does Design Development Involve?
Following the schematic design phase, the architectural process moves towards design development. While the schematic design is the first look you’ll have at your new building, during design development you will start to see renderings of the structure that closely resemble what the building will look like, rather than the rougher sketches created for the schematic design.
This is also the point in which clients start to think about certain aspects of the building in greater detail. Will the floors be hardwood? Laminate? Which way will the windows and doors open? Will there be other design elements incorporated into the finished product? There is a lot to think about during this step, but Surage and Associates’s experienced architects are here to help minimize any stress that surfaces.
Construction Materials, Plumbing and Electrical Systems
During design development, feedback from the schematic design is incorporated into a new rendering, which now takes into account key structural elements like elevation and precise dimensions.
This is also the phase in which construction materials become a topic of conversation, as well as important things like plumbing and electrical systems. We find it helpful to think of this as the time when your building starts to seem more real—rather than being a sketch, the building becomes something with moving parts.
Well-designed buildings don’t spring up overnight, they take extensive planning and preparation, something that can only be achieved by an experienced architecture firm.