Design

Stages in the Design Process

There are five distinct phases of architectural design in Medford, Oregon, and some planning and research must be done to start those phases.
                         
Schematic Design: It’s the first step in actually designing the project and it’s the preliminary drawing phase. The client and designer can discuss the project and any requirements.
                         
Design Development: The client and designer will work together to select the materials and the designer will revise any initial drawings based on comments from the first phase.
                         
Construction Documents: Now that the designer and client have settled on a final design, they can begin preparing technical specifications necessary for construction and permits. This is the largest phase and can take up the most work.
                         
Bidding: This is where the owner prepares to select the contractor for the job and signs contracts to begin construction.
                         
Construction Administration: This is the last phase and the longest scheduled phase. Designers will typically not supervise construction but will instead check in periodically.