The preparation of studies to ascertain the requirements of the project, consisting of drawings and other documents illustrating the scale and relationships of the project components for approval by the owner. The architect also submits to the owner a preliminary estimate of construction cost based on current area, volume, or other unit costs.
The first phase of a project's design process, prepared by a design professional,of drawings and other documents illustrating the scale and relation of project components.
A conceptual design developed at the beginning of a project which demonstrates a design approach or strategy.
Schematic Design refers to the design of an electronic circuit on the basis of a schematic. In IC design the schematic or cell design is usally followed by the layout design. See also: Layout Design.
Scaled floor plans, building sections, elevations, and site plans. Schematic designs almost always include outline specifications indicating the types of engineering systems, glazing (glass), and doors and may include three-dimensional perspectives of the exterior as well as models of the entire building or portions of it.
The phase of the design process where the massing and size of a project is determined.
(1) A design concerning the building program resulting from inspection of the site and conferences with the client. The client's needs and requirements are carefully analyzed. Zoning regulations and codes affecting the work are studied. Sketches and statements of probable construction costs are prepared for the owner's approval. (2) A suggested plan, design or program of action.
The first architectural layout of spaces within and between departments, including corridors, offices, closets, and other storage areas. The first structural analysis and engineering calculations for the building occur at this stage.