A site analysis is the first critical step to understanding what the potential opportunities and constraints are with any given project. In this stage we look at items such as soil quality, zoning restrictions, vegetation, privacy concerns, and sun exposure.
In order to begin the design process, we will have an Urban Blueprint team member take all existing site dimensions to prepare as-is drawings.
This stage is very collaborative. We will review key details of the project such as budgets, wish lists, and inspirational photographs. Once the as-is drawings have been completed our team will begin preparing design concepts. These concepts will be compiled into one package that will be presented and reviewed at a conceptual design meeting with our clients.
PRELIMINARY DESIGN PACKAGE
A preliminary design package is the same package that will be submitted for zoning review. This package includes a survey or site plan, floor plans, sections, and elevations.
This is the technical stage that will lead us to a detailed package of construction documents. A structural engineer, mechanical designer, and any other applicable consultant will review the design and give input. As our teams of consultants finalize their systems we will make any adjustments accordingly without compromising the integrity of the design.
The construction documents will compile all essential architectural, structural, and mechanical components of the project into one integrated package. This provides the necessary detail that our customers and trades people appreciate.
At this stage you will be ready to submit the plans for building permits. As a full service firm, we are able to handle all administrative aspects of the process. We work with the city on a day-to-day basis and have extensive experience with the process.
Schedule a complimentary consultation through our website. An Urban Blueprint Project Manager will come meet with you to walk through your home, discuss your project needs, design, and budget.
Based on our experience, the construction plans and specifications, and the owners’ explanation of the project, Urban Blueprint will prepare a worksheet with a breakdown of project costs with any notes that apply to specific items. During this stage, revisions will be made to the project worksheet based on your feedback. Once the agreement is finalized, Urban Blueprint will prepare the budget and schedule for your project.
Based on the proposal and agreement, Urban Blueprint will prepare a timeline and budget for your project. At this time, you will receive a secure login and password to access the details of your project in real time.
During the construction phase, Urban Blueprint will manage every step of the project from start to finish. Throughout this phase, you can access your project at any time from anywhere using your login. You can view your project summary, calendar, documents, photos, change orders, selections, payments, and interact with your Project Manager in real time. Selection options and details will be shared, and scheduled deadlines to sign-off on finishes will ensure that the project stays on schedule.
The final stage is the delivery of the project to the client. Our Client Services will provide a package for ongoing maintenance, repair of building components, and interior decorating. With extensive knowledge of your home, Urban Blueprint is well-equipped to assist with any additional services following the completion of your renovation or new build.