Design Process

Design Process-Myles Nelson McKenzie Design

At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design….We design for the way you live & work!

Myles McKenzie

Our Design Process

Generally, there are three steps to our building design process. The following information is what you can expect for the residential or commercial building design process from Myles Nelson McKenzie Design.

1) Project Proposal & Development

Phase one includes an initial meeting with the clients and or the project Builder of the said project property. In today’s environment, our clients can feel safe by communicating through our live online Zoom meeting arrangements.

Additionally, at that time, our clients usually have an outline of a wish list or their desires for the project design. We will review these and discuss these items together. Offer any possible design suggestions.

Once we have had our initial design consultation meeting with our clients, we will review and examine all restrictions inherent to the project property with the local City and or County Planning & Building Departments.

Myles Nelson McKenzie Design-Las Vegas Modern Home Design-Concept Floor Plan Design.
Concept Floor Plan Design

2) Concept Design & Design Development

At this point, we will develop a preliminary design concept plan based on our discussion with the client or the builder. We will present it to the client or builder for further input. Upon reviewing the concept design plan, we will start to develop the design further in the design development phase.

Once the project design plans have been approved, we develop a set of presentation design plans. They will include floor plans along with a site plan and any relevant exterior elevations. Approximate room sizes and square footage will be presented as well.

Upon the client’s final approval of this phase, we move forward to the project construction documents.

Myles Nelson McKenzie Design-Las Vegas Modern Home Design-Design Development Exterior Elevation Plan.
Design Development Exterior Elevations

3) Construction Documents

It’s now time to start the construction documents! 

Clients and or the builder can make minor changes during the construction documents phase.

Normally, at this point, we develop construction documents enough so that any required civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering can also start their process as well.

In our design studio, as we complete the project construction plans, the design phase and the development of the construction plan phase are now completed! 

The completed construction plans will include the project notes, dimensions, details, and sections for the project construction plans.

Click on the link provided to view an example of our completed construction plans. The file sizes are large. So this may take a few moments for the files to upload to your browser page.

It’s time to take the construction plans and all other required documents to the local governing building department for review and to receive your building permit.

Myles Nelson McKenzie Design-New Modern Home Design-Las Vegas Nevada.
Project Exterior Rendering

Award Winning Design

2018 winner of “Best Building Design Company 2018 & BUILD Excellence Award for Most Varied Residential Designs-California 2018”.

We are located in Bluffton, South Carolina and in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, you can contact us in Canada as well. Click here to view our Canadian website.