Process

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Scope of Services

DesRosiers Architects works closely with the client to address the functional, economic, and aesthetic demands of each project. Client communication is a vital element at every phase of the design process from the initial schematics through final construction.

Schematic Design

During this phase we establish the scope of the project. We determine our client’s needs and desires as well as their financial and time requirements. Site-related limitations and requirements for the project are established by conducting a site survey to evaluate the topography, surroundings and optimal views. The general scope, conceptual design, and the scale and relationship of components of the project are established. The site is planned, general sketches and/or floor plans are created and the client is consulted in order to establish a design to pursue.

Design Development

Once the schematic designs are determined, the project begins taking shape. The size and character of the project are further refined and described, including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, materials, and other elements as deemed appropriate. Conceptual drawings, perspectives and hand-drawn color renderings are prepared for client presentation. DesRosiers Architects and the client review the conceptual directions and begin finalizing the design. Building plans, sections and elevations are prepared and once approved, the next phase begins.

Construction Documents Phase

Work requirements for the project are set forth in detail. All aspects of the drawings are completed. Final Architectural, Structural and Civil Engineering documents, as well as Mechanical and Electrical documents are prepared for permits, bidding and construction. During this phase we have the strictest quality control process yet for the project, this ensures what is produced at the end is a fully completed and workable set of drawings. We will assist the client in permit acquisition and in the proposal review of contractors and sub-contractors.

Construction Phase

This is the phase when all of our collective hard work comes together. Bids or negotiated proposals are solicited, obtained, and contracts are awarded. Plans are submitted in order to receive building permits. Coordinate with contractors answering any design or constructions queries. During the construction of your project, we will make regularly scheduled site visits to observe the progress and confirm that the project is being built as per the prepared Construction Documents. DesRosiers Architects prefers a very hands-on approach to ensure accuracy in the manifestation from construction drawings to the final product and ultimately complete client satisfaction.