The Modern Home Design Process: Phase Two

Schematic Design

Following an approval of the broad concepts presented during Phase 01, our team will refine the massing of the home. The schematic design process will shape the residence's overall form while simultaneously developing a workable set of floor plans. These drawings will grow to define room sizes and will include locations of significant utilities and amenities. Concurrently, the exterior elevations of the project are developed to the point of producing a detailed rendering of the future residence.

What To Expect

A second diagrammatic presentation will reintroduce the client to the proposed project solutions and further explain why the massing and aesthetics of the project were arrived at. Additionally, the client can expect to see floor plans, black and white vignettes (showing various highlights of the design) and a photorealistic rendering of the proposed design.

What We Need

Since the schematic design phase concludes with a photorealistic rendering, it is important that we have a strong understanding of your aesthetic preferences before proposing exterior material selectons. While this is often understood from conversations during the first phase, sometimes it is not. If this is the case, we will present you with a presentation of project references to comment on. Studying these precedents is a quick way for us to understand your families personal preferences.

Examples of Schematic Design

Schematic Floor Plans for

Winnie Cooper

Architectural drawings quickly become meticulously detailed documents that can be confusing for an uneducated viewer. By radically simplifying the floor plans, clients are easily able to see how their future home will be organized.

Schematic Massing Diagrams for

Flying Bend

This schematic design massing diagram was used to portray how a new, modern home on a steep slope could step down with the natural landscape and still twist to maximize the best views of the property.

Photorealistic Renderings for

Stitch House

The schematic design phase concludes with a photorealistic rendering of the proposed residence. These renderings show the homeowner their first view of what their new home may look like.