Our firm stands out not just for the quality of our work, but the quality of our process. The consequences of inadequate upfront research of client needs and options reviews is like building a house on bad foundations. The foundations are the most important part of the whole house because everything is build on top. It is very expensive to change the foundations once you have started to build on top of them, but it is very easy to change them if they are simply lines on a plan.
- Needs and Option Review
- Design Concept
- Design Development
- Design/Construction Documents
- Building and Construction Management
- Inspection and Final Installation
M. Frederick spends more time on the research and needs analysis of potential projects than most firms who rush their clients into the design phase. We will not rush this Needs and Options Review step. It only causes cost over runs and frustration later if we take shortcuts and don't properly establish solid foundations.
needs and option review
The Needs and Options Review is the initial and most important step in our design development process. It provides the foundational thinking that everything else is built on. The Needs and Option Review achieves the following objectives:
- Documents the Design Program criteria for the Project
- Understand Design Preferences and Objectives with regard to cost and scheduling
- Preliminary Site/Space Feasibility Evaluation and/or review of existing architectural drawings
- Review of Building Codes and Association Guidelines relative to the proposed project
The outcome of this initial review is a detailed Needs & Options Review report. The valuable insights we all gain from this first phase will ultimately produce a better result for you and ensure that your project is a fit for our specific expertise.