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 Oakridge Construction Solutions'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.
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Talented Project Managers in Wichita
As with every other step along the way, Oakridge Construction Solutions's highly developed project management skills help keep things moving at a pace that works for all involved parties. Our aim is to ensure that there is a strong line of communication between us and our clients, because we understand that with good communication we can create buildings that truly stand out.
Client input is critical to the success of every project, which is why we take care to regularly check in with our clients to make sure they are happy with how things are progressing. Any issues they have will only be solidified when construction begins, so we are particularly dedicated to touching base before this phase.
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.