Architecture Process: Phase Three

Design Development

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.

What To Expect

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.

What We Need

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.

Examples of Design Development

Design Development For

Breakers Balconies

The design development phase brings the home into 3D design software that allows the architects to refine the floor plans and exterior facades simultaneously. The residence above features a series of balconies that function as both structural elements and synchronously defining the homes facade.

Design Development For

Winnie Cooper

Occasionally, the creation of a 3D model can help the architectural designers tangibly understand some of the complexities that will soon translate into a buildable set of drawings in the following phase. Physical models like the one shown above are available upon request only.

Design Development For

West Beech

During the design development phase we utilize 3D modeling software to create an interactive virtual reality (VR) experience of the architectural space. This advanced technology allows our architectural team to explore some design details in simulated space. This service is currently only available to the homeowner's upon special request.