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What Is Design Development?

Continuing my video series about the architectural project process, here is video 4 in the series: What Is Design Development?

Many clients want to rush through Design Development. There is the sense that we have to apply for the permit! But rushing this phase is a mistake.

It is important to thoroughly coordinate the design with the engineering. This avoids problems during the next phase, and during construction.

It is also important to be judicious in selecting the materials and systems used in the building. Not only does it affect the way the building looks and functions, but it affects how much money you are going to spend. Waiting until things are being built to make these decisions can mean having to redo construction work to accommodate a material or system that the contractor didn’t anticipate. And that is never cheap.

Helping you make all these decisions is your architect. It is part of what an architect does.

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