Architecture Process: Phase Three
Just as the name implies, the Design Development phase futher develops the design concepts presented in the Schematic Design Phase. Using modern design software our team of architects and designers will create a detailed 3D model that will refine the home's exterior and interior structure simultaneously. Before heading into the Construction Documents phase the overall design of the home needs to be resolved.
During the design development phase we build a 3D model which allows us to simultaneously refine the details of the exterior facade and interior floor plans. This interactive design process will allow us to define locations of windows, doors, and primary fixtures / utilities. In this phase we will not only lay out what you will see and feel in your future spaces, but we also begin to lay out the hidden systems that live within walls and floors.
Additionally, the software allows us to create interactive 3D virtual reality experiences. However, at this time, we use this technology as a design tool and not a means of presentation.
Before completing the design development phase, we will meet with you or your family to make exterior material selections. This involves an in-person meeting in our Long Island City studio where we can compare physical material samples.
Seeing these materials will allow us to compare color, texture, dimensions and the installation procedures that are necessary for each product. Lastly, our team of architects will then bring these material selections into the 3D model that we have built of your home.