Value and Efficiency

We have a multi-stage quality control process for both our architectural and interior design services. Dedicated to delivering on time and within budget, our stringent series of checklists and quality control reviews begin at the schematic level and allows us to confirm the documentation at each phase is comprehensive.

Take a look at the below images to better understand each phase of the process.

Phase 1 -Research and Planning

Architect

  • Site Analysis
  • Government Process Initiation
    • Consideration of Zoning
    • Subdivision Agreement Analysis
    • HOA Agreement Analysis
    • HPC Initiation
    • Land Use Pre-application Conference
  • Site Diagramming & Development
  • Building Mass Diagramming
  • Program Plan Development

Client

  • Client Questionnaire
  • Provide Precedent Imagery
  • Approve Program
  • Define Project Goals
  • Identify Conceptual Style
Phase 2 -Schematic Design

Architect

  • Site Plan
  • Floor Plans
  • Elevations
  • Exterior Materials Palette
  • Preliminary Space Layout
  • Conceptual Regulatory Approval –
    • HOA, Historic Preservation Committee, Land Use Application
  • White Board Design Session
  • Build 3D Model

Client

  • Conceptual Design Collaboration
  • Floor Plan Approval, Elevations, Building Section
  • Preliminary Budget Review
  • Conceptual Design Approval
Phase 3 -Design Development

Architect

  • Final Government Design Review – HOA, Land Use Application, HPC
  • Submission of Land Use Application
  • Homeowner Design Review Board Presentation
  • Site Plan with Access and Floor Area Calculations
  • Roof Height Analysis and Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Floor Plans and Roof Plans
  • Develop 3D Model
  • Exterior Building Elevations
  • Building Sections
  • Window and Door Schedules
  • Consultant Coordination
  • Homeowner Design Review Board Presentation
  • Contractor RFP’s
  • Building Permit Submission

Client

  • Cost Estimate Review
  • Final Design Collaboration
  • Approval of Design
  • Contractior Interviews and Selection
Phase 4 – Construction Documentation

Architect

  • Construction Detailing – Site Plan, Floor Plan, Building Sections, Roof Plans, Building Elevations, Window and Door Schedules, Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Final Exterior Building Materials
  • Construction Assembly Details including Exterior Details
  • Project Specifications
  • Consultant Coordination and Permit Coordination
  • Refine 3D Model
  • Budget Refinement with Contractor
  • Receipt of Final Building Permit 

Client

  • Finish, Fixture and Appliance Approval
  • Hardware, Lighting, and Accessory Approval
  • Cabinet and Built-ins Approvals
  • Final Construction Budget Approval
Phase 5 – Administration of Construction Contract

Architect

  • Site Observation and Job Meetings
  • Review of Shop Drawings
  • Submittals for Design Intent
  • Contractor Change Order Review if Required
  • Review of Contractor Construction Schedule
  • Review of Contractor’s Monthly Draw Request if Required
  • Create Punch List
  • Project Closeout
  • Receipt of Certificate of Occupancy

Client

  • Site Meetings with Contractor and Architect
  • Sample Mock-up and Approval
  • Final Review of Punch List
  • Professional Photography and Review of Marketing Opportunities
Phase 1 – Research and Planning

Interior Designer

  • Site Analysis
  • Site Diagramming & Development
  • Program Plan Development

Client

  • Client Questionnaire
  • Provide Imagery
  • Approve Program
  • Define Project Goals
  • Identify Conceptual Style
Phase 2 – Schematic Design

Interior Designer

  • Initiate Development and Design of Interiors Materials Palette
  • Preliminary Space Layouts
  • Preliminary FF&E Budget and Schedule
  • Development of Presentation Materials

Client

  • Client Design Charrette
  • Conceptual Design Approval
  • Review Budget
  • Preliminary Furniture Layout Approval
  • Preliminary Budget and Schedule Approval
Phase 3 – Design Development

Interior Designer

  • Design Development of Interiors Materials Palette
  • Furnishings and Finish Selections
  • Interior Specifications
  • Compilation & Presentation of Materials & Furnishings Selection
  • Compilation of Purchase Estimate for Review and Approval
  • Refinement of FF&E Budget and Schedule
  • Preliminary Design and Layout for Custom Millwork
  • Integration of Interior Design into 3D Model if Required
  • Preparation of FF&E Specification Book for Procurement
  • Interior Primary Room Block Outs and Interior Elevations

Client

  • Final Finishes & Furnishings Selection
  • Review Millwork Design
  • Review Interior Elevations
  • Final Furnishings Layout Approval
Phase 4 – Construction Documentation

Interior Designer

  • Furniture Plans Including Scale, Relationship, and Placement
  • Finalize Schedules Outlining Selections for Construction
    • Lighting, Plumbing, Accessories, Appliances, Hardware, and Finishes
  • Finalization of FF&E Budget and Schedule
  • Final Design and Specifications of Custom Millwork
  • Finalization of Purchasing Estimate, Client Approval
  • Deposit Check Received

Client

  • Review Final FF&E Budget
  • Deposit Due for FF&E
  • Final Approval for Purchase Estimate
  • Final Design Approval
Phase 5 – Administration of Construction Contract

Interior Designer

  • Purchasing and Procurement of Selections
  • Creation of Purchase Orders
  • Coordination, Scheduling, and Tracking of   Purchases
  • Scheduling and Coordination of Deliveries
  • On Site Designer Installation of Items Procured by Forum Phi

Client

  • Review of Invoices for Purchasing
  • Final Payment for Remaining FF&E
  • Finishing Touches