Schematic Design Phase

Creation of a Structural Concept

Schematic Design: An initial design scheme that seeks to define the general scope and conceptual design of the project including scale and relationships between building components, and the determination of a structural concept. At the end of the schematic design phase the architect and engineer will present some very rough sketches to the owner for approval. These sketches will provide the owner with the opportunity to verify that the design team has correctly interpreted the client’s desired functional relationships between various activities. The sketches will also provide the client with a general indication of the exterior design dialogue, and an ability to undertake a preliminary cost estimate.