What Are Design Drawings?

 

 

 

    We’ve talked a lot about drawings  for architectural projects. Each project needs drawings or plans to be built. In the design phase, there are a few different types of drawings that are needed. Design drawings are one of the types of drawings needed. What are design drawings? And what are they used for?

 

 

 

What Are Design Drawings?

       Design drawings are typically aesthetic drawings or renderings that represent the clients wants and ideas. These types of drawings are the first step in the design phase. They are used for any type of project such as, remodels, home additions, and new construction. Design drawings help demonstrate the flow of the spaces and allow for decisions of color and texture to be made.

 3D renderings

 

 

 

 

 

What Are Design Drawings Used For?

        Design drawings are used for many purposes. Since they are the beginning of the design phase, they are used to develop and communicate the client’s ideas into an approved and comprehensible design. Design drawings are also used to help the architect communicate the design to the contractors and building department. These drawings are also used to record the completion of construction and to record ongoing changes being made.

 Architectural design

 

 

 

 

 

What Is Included In Design Drawings?

    Design drawings will often include interior/exterior elevations, interior/exterior 3D renderings, floor plans, site plans and design layout. This will help give you an overall look and feel of thehome and make it easier for you to communicate any changes you would like to make.

 3D renderings

 

 

 

 

    Being informed about the design phase can help you communicate your needs and understand the architect's thought process better. If at any time you wish to make a change, the design phase is the easiest and most cost effective way to make it. Talk to your architect as soon as possible. They can help you in making decisions for your project.