Programming & Master Planning Services
Start your project off right with analysis and planning before architectural design begins.
In the early stages of the development of a project a feasibility study will help to determine the true potential of a property and develop an appropriate scope, budget, timeline, etc. for your project. We evaluate how owners can get the quality, design and function they are desiring while adhering to their budget.
Many people underestimate the value of conducting a project feasibility study before diving into architectural designs. The information uncovered during these studies can actually ensure that your project avoids costly oversights and runs efficiently through the design and construction processes.
With our project feasibility studies, Prime Architects can help to answer such questions as:
- What floor plan would allow the maximum use of available space?
- What are the Regulatory constraints (zoning, utility, code requirements)?
- Which local general contractors should I consider?
- What is the anticipated cost?
- How long will construction take?
- Is my property located in a TIF (Tax Increment Finance) District?
- Are there historical designations/regulations to consider?
If you’re interested to learn more about the various considerations of our feasibility studies, set up a free consultation with our team to see if it’s right for you.
PLANNING & DESIGN
Understanding architectural design phases can help explain what architects do and how the project is structured. Prime Architects will work with you through every stage of the process to ensure the smooth completion of your project.
There are several phases of Architectural planning and design. Prime Architects can work with you on all phases of planning and design. These are the first three design phases of a project once all pre-design is complete.
The Schematic Design gives graphic shape to the project program. It is an overall concept that illustrates key ideas of the design solution.
The Design Development phase focuses on developing practical, pragmatic, and constructible solutions for the exterior envelope, structure, fenestration, interior systems, MEP systems.
The Construction Documents phase is to prepare all documents required by the contractor to construct the building.
“Having little architectural experience beforehand, Prime Architects was very knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish of my project with them.”