What is a design development phase for a new home project?

design development phase, Myles Nelson McKenzie Design

In order to complete a full set of city or county permitted construction plans, you need to first develop the design development phase to accomplish this task.

You can click here to view our general residential design process for a custom home, home remodel and home addition project.

Stages of the design development phase for a custom home or home remodel.

But to start the design development phase, the first item that we like to do with our clients, is to sit down with them and converse with them. Listen to their ideas and their thoughts, their dreams for their new home project. Additionally, we will present new ideas to them for their new home or remodel.

Right then and there if appropriate, we will start to develop some thumbnail sketches. These thumbnail sketches will be based upon their needs and their desires for their home project.

The quick thumbnail sketch is a favorite design tool of many architects and designers. At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design, we feel that it can really help define the overall design direction and intent of the proposed project. A thumbnail sketch design can also spark conversation. Possibly, a conversation about natural light and where it comes into the residence. It also can spark conversation about particular building materials, interior and exterior finishes. The type inhabitable spaces and how they are located in their residence.

Our next part of the design development phase, is the schematic design phase. The schematic design phase provides for us whether or not a particular design of the floor-plan will work with the project site. Also, it allows us to test out a variety of different design ideas. We can then see how this can affect the project overall design.

In order to develop of a design for a new custom home or a remodel project. The design development drawings from Myles Nelson McKenzie Design is where we really lock in the unique project features. At this point we are still developing various home ideas, the dimension of spaces, elevations and general layouts. Also at this point the client is now seeing and little more formal presentation of the overall proposed project design.

Upon approval of the design development plans, we will start the development of the construction plans.

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