Pre-design usually begins with a brief. The brief is an evolving document between client and architect and is an opportunity for clients to communicate their ideas, requirements, and ambitions for their project. We invite clients to document their brief through imagery, descriptions, lists of ‘wants’- whatever captures an expression of who they are and their desires for the project.
Pre-design also includes a site-visit where we will begin to assess site conditions, constraints, and possible design opportunities. Carterwilliamson will make initial inquiries regarding authority regulations, and will provide recommendations to you for the appointment of specialist consultants that may be required for your project.
Pre-Design often includes the co-ordination of a land survey of your site, and the documentation of existing buildings through photography and onsite measuring to prepare existing drawings.
The survey, and existing drawings are then used as the foundations for concept design.
The pre-design process builds the foundations for a project, and provides the information needed to move into the next stage, concept design.