Architectural Design Services
Predesign / Analysis
Design begins with analysis. The key objective of this initial step is to identify, analyze, confirm and organize the factors that will influence the development of a design concept. Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects will meet with you to review the following:
- Establish Design Goals
- Determine the scope and type of Project
- Determine the services required
- Determine the project budget
- Review Codes and Regulations
- Prepare program
- Site Evaluation and analysis
- Prepare Schedule
Schematic Design Phase
Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects shall review and evaluate with you the architectural program and pre-design analysis to ascertain the requirements of the project, including a preliminary evaluation of the project budget and schedule. Based upon a mutually agreed-upon program, schedule and budget, we shall prepare schematic design documents consisting of drawings and other documents illustrating the scale and relationship of the project components.
Design Development Phase
Based on the approved Schematic Design documents and any adjustments requested by you in the program, schedule or the budget, we shall prepare for approval by the owner, Design Development Documents consisting of drawings and other documents to fix and describe the size and character of the project as to architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, materials and such other elements as may be appropriate.
Service in the Design Development Phase will include:
- Project Administration
- Agency Consulting/Review/ Approval
- Architectural Design Documentation
- Materials research/ Specifications
- Project Budget
Contract Documents Phase
Based upon approved Design Development and further adjustments in the scope and the budget for the Project, we shall prepare for approval by the Owner, Contract Documents, consisting of drawings and specifications setting forth in detail the requirements for the construction of the Project. Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects will assist the Owner in the preparation of the necessary bidding information, bidding forms, the Conditions of the Contract, and the form of Agreement between the Owner and Contractor. Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects will advise the Owner of any adjustments to previous preliminary estimates of Construction Cost indicated by changes in requirements or general market conditions. Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects will assist the Owner in connection with the Owner’s responsibility for filing documents required for the approval of governmental authorities having jurisdiction over the Project.
Bidding/ Negotiation Phase
Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects, follow the Owner’s approval of the Construction Documents and of the latest preliminary estimate of Construction Cost, shall assist the Owner in obtaining bids or negotiated proposals and assist in awarding and preparing contracts for construction.
Construction Administration Phase
Gregory Andrea A.I.A. Architects responsibility to provide Basic Services for the Construction Phase commences with the award of the Contract for Construction and terminates at the earlier of the issuance to the Owner of the final Certificate for Payment or 60 days after the date of Substantial Completion of the Work unless extended by separate agreements with the Owner.
Services and responsibilities during the Construction Administration Phase will include:
- Owner representation
- Periodic site visits at appropriate stages of construction
- Review of Shop drawings and submittals.
- Authority to reject non-conforming work.
- Preparation of Change Orders and Construction Change Directives.
- Determine the date of Substantial completion.
- Review and certify the amounts due the Contractor.
- Interpretations of Contract Documents.