3. Planning & Problem-Solving
Creative problem solving is like working on a three-dimensional puzzle.
Every bit of data that we collected in the previous stages helps us solve the puzzle and plan your project. We start by brainstorming big-picture ideas and visions with hand-drawn sketches, eventually drilling down into schematic floor plans that incorporate your feedback. As we refine our designs, we eventually will arrive on a conceptual plan that allows us to start building rough construction timelines and budget estimates. For more complicated projects with a longer timeline, we may also recommend the preparation of a Conceptual Master Plan, which provides a wider array of options in the timing, scope, cost of construction work, and possibilities for your project.
Once the big picture is clear, we use 3D modeling software to visualize the details. We’ll map out possibilities for materials and finishes, exterior details, perspective renderings and virtual walkthroughs, helping you understand the nuances of the spaces that you will be inhabiting. The previews also help provide thoughtful feedback on things like materials, scope, and spiritual/spatial aesthetic.