What is Architectural Design?
Architectural design is the practice or art of designing buildings and structures.
Our approach to architectural design is to collaborate with you and understand your needs and goals. Once we have determined how your desired layout shall be used, we will design your vision into reality. From the earliest stages of schematic design through construction administration, we take pride in defining spaces and environments. We believe in creating character and producing emotions for every project. Whether your project is a personal space or community environment, our architectural design team at F&V design creative, tangible solutions for daily living that reflect your vision.
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Types of Architectural Design
Conducting facility surveys and evaluations
We evaluate and survey facilities for adequate functionality and codes are meet.
Creating construction documents
We design construction documents to serve as the project manual during construction. This is the blueprint to make sure construction builds the project to the design.
Creating schematic design
We design the blueprints of your project, including the exterior, interior, and systems of the building or facility.
Space planning and programming
Functionality is important when it comes to space planning and programming. We help design your facility or office to have a natural sense of flow while inspiring its users.
F&V’s collaborative design process places emphasis on creative, unique, functional spaces that enhance communities and organizations. Typically, our clients are involved in each step of the design process including regular meetings and review. Some of these steps typically include the following:
This stage involves development of schematic plan and site options for review..
As design begins to develop, structural, building appearance and systems such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing start to come together. Site layout and planning documents are put together as well.
Preparation of drawings and specifications to direct the construction, as well as procurement and contracting requirements among many other necessary steps for completed construction documents occur in this phase.
Construction Contract Administration
This includes site visits, detailed reporting, and photographic documentation.
Architecture can benefit everyone because it provides creative and tangible design solutions for daily living that reflect your vision.
We design for K – 12 schools, up to universities and colleges to foster the educational experience. We can help with designs for:
- Facility surveys and evaluations
- Space planning and programming
- Interior design and fit-outs
Some educational facilities we’ve assisted with include Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Valley State University, and Calvin College.