REYNOLDS ASH + ASSOCIATES
CUSTOM HOME DESIGN
ADDITIONS & REMODELS
LAND USE AND PERMITTING
HISTORIC RESTORATION & PRESERVATION
Existing Condition Survey/As-Builts
RA+A personnel will visit the site and attain accurate measurements and thoroughly photograph all existing building conditions. From this we will develop “as-built” drawings, including building plans, exterior elevations and site plans. These plans will create a base to work from in future work phases.
Initial Information Stage
RA+A would begin the project by conducting an on-site “charrette”, with the design team, owner’s representatives, and key personnel. This charrette would be a brainstorming session, in which we would record your goals and ideas for the project. During this process, we carefully LISTEN to you so that we can ultimately provide the building that you need. All ideas, are examined and considered during this stage.
After the initial input meeting, we will prepare several (2 minimum, up to 4 or more) rough ideas for layout of the town departments. These initial drawings would include floor plans, site plans, and initial exterior elevations. Each option would be assigned a rough construction budget. We would then present these to the main decision making group for their input. Typically, clients gravitate toward one design, or often there are features in several ideas that clients would like to pursue. Based on your input, we then update the design, and provide a follow up presentation. This iterative process continues until we have arrived at a final schematic design that achieves your approval. The final schematic design submission includes floor plans, site plan, and exterior elevations, accompanied by an initial anticipated construction budget.
After approval of the Schematic Design Submission, we then further develop the design. At this stage the design team will begin looking at interior volumes, more detailed plan layouts, thorough Code Reviews, and assign interior finishes. In this stage the consultants provide more detailed input including structural design, and options for the building systems such as HVAC and alternative energy systems. Rough budgets for these options would be prepared to determine viability. At the end of this phase and updated overall budget and schedule will be provided with the design development drawings.
Once Design Development approval is received, we would then begin the Construction Documents and Bid Documents (specifications), for competitively bidding the project and for permitting. We would provide a final updated cost estimate at this stage. Phase One includes 95% completion, and submittal to the Owner for Review.