We base this model on the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) plan of works.
1) Initial meeting
- Meet the client
- Get to understand the site
- Listen to the client
- Understand the client’s requirements and aspirations
2) Preparation and Brief
- Assessment of the site
- Identify opportunities and restrictions
- Identify spatial requirements
- Work out a budget
- Determine design team e.g. Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer
- Determine procurement route, i.e. role of Architect, Client and Contractor and type of contract
3) Concept Design
- Measured survey of existing, plans and elevations as required. A third party may do this if it is economical to do so.
- Sketch design including plans, elevations and 3d model as required
4) Development Design
- Once the sketch plan is agreed a more developed design is produced which will generate sufficient information to be able to submit for planning
- Further information will be produced for listed building or conservation area consent if required
5) Technical Design
- The drawings from the development design are worked to a higher level of detail sufficient to give enough information for the construction strategy and for building regulations requirements.
- This information will also be used for the tendering process.
- Putting work out to tender to a number of building contractors
- Advising on contractor selection
- Administrating contract
- Project Management
7) Hand over and conclusion of building contract
- Signing off all the works
- Checking for defects and rectifying snagging list after agreed period
- Handing over all documents such as guarantees, warrantees and instruction manuals
The client can choose how many of these stages is required.