What Is Architectural Design?

 

 

 

 

   There is a lot of detail that goes into designing an architectural project. Each step of the project is carefully thought out for safety and day to day comfort, we call this flow. What is architectural design? And what is involved in the design process?

 

 

 

 

What Is Architectural Design?  

      Architectural design is a concept that focuses on components or elements of a structure. An architect is generally the one in charge of the architectural design. They work with space and elements to create a coherent and functional structure.

 Architectural design

 

 

 

 

 

What Is Involved In The Design Process?

           There are several steps involved in the design process for an architectural project. Each step is very important to the overall look, feel, and safety of the project.

 

The steps are as follows:

 

-Schematic Design

     The first step of the design phase is the schematic design. The schematic design is where the architect gathers information on the needs, style, and wants for the project and from there the he will create two to three design options for the client to review.

 

 

-Design Development

      In the design development, the architect will take the schematic designs and develop them to an approved design concept. Any changes the client wants to make to the design should be communicated to the architect during this phase.

 

 

-Construction Documents

      Construction documents are given to a contractor for the construction of your project. An architect will put together drawings with a lot of detail on them for the contractors to follow when building.

 

 

 

-Bidding

    Bidding is when the architect or client seeks a contractor for their project. They bid the job to the contractor by giving them bid documents which display details of the project. These documents include construction documents and technical specifications.

 Architectural drawings

 

 

 

 

 

     Architectural design focuses on the aesthetic and function of the structure. It’s design works to create a space that flows with its surroundings.