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Schematic (Concept) Design

  • Prepare sketch drawings and diagrams and other information to adequately
    explain the concept
  • Prepare preliminary furniture and equipment layouts
  • Undertake preliminary selection of materials and finishes
  • Coordinate preliminary design input from sub-consultants
  • Consider structural and building services systems to be used in the project
  • Prepare preliminary program
  • Obtain client’s approval for sketch design documents, estimates and programs
  • Coordinate the preparation of preliminary estimate for the ‘Cost of Works’
  • Assess and advise on environmental issues in relation to site
  • Analyse adequacy of budget and program in relation to brief
  • Obtain client approval for concept design

Schematic Design Deliverables

  • Site plan (usually 1:200 or 1:100)
  • Spatial relationship diagrams
  • Principal floor plans (usually 1:100)
  • Sections and elevations (usually 1:100)
  • Project data (zoning and code considerations)
  • Preliminary finishes boards/schedules
  • Program and assessment of preliminary ‘Cost of Works’
  • Schedule of functional areas
  • Preliminary 3D views
  • Schematic Design Report