Evaluate Building Alternatives

Update building program requirements

  1. See gather building program information

Prepare schematic design evaluation criteria

  1. Design considerations documented: traffic flow, design character, design features

Prepare alternative building design schemes

  1. Required schemes are completed: plans, sections, elevations, models, perspectives
  2. Schemes meet all requirements: program requirements, special construction requirements, building treatments, code requirements, evaluation criteria, budget criteria.
  3. Schemes meet requirements from gather site design requirements
  4. Number and types of alternatives agree with contract requirements
  5. Schemes conform to office standards: layout, format, identification, date
  6. Schemes reviewed by appropriate parties prior to sign-off: principals, project architects, consultants, owner reps
  7. Iterate until approved

Discuss alternative design schemes with consultants

  1. Consultants have reviewed each alternative: landscape, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, acoustical
  2. Iterate until approved

Select engineered systems

  1. Major engineered systems have been selected: structural, mechanical, electrical
  2. Selected systems meet requirements: program, code, cost
  3. Iterate until approved

Research special building treatments [put in DD]

  1. Desired exterior treatments identified and documented: exterior envelope, roofing
  2. Desired interior treatments identified and documented: finishes, lighting, utilities


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