Teamwork makes the dream work. Greatest journeys invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
Design for your project
Architectural Design Service
When designing a project, it is better to select an architect who understands you and knows what you need. Someone who knows your language and can translate your dreams to design in the best way possible. MAP understands the differences of people and the values they instill. We want to know more about you to serve you better.
Architecture Design Process
Concept and Masterplan Phase
Concept design is the initial big picture or macro design. After the pre-design studies, research and analysis show us what problems the design and plan need to solve, when and where to solve them, and the oppotunities. In other words, concept design is our guide, our MAP that was made from pre-determined conditions.
"We begin with end in
mind: setting our direction towards your goal."
Schematic Design Phase
"We make your path and destination clearer."
Schematic design is the translation of the concept into virtual 3D or 2D designs of the building or structure. At this stage, the floor plan layouts and facade will be developed. Design options can also be made to select the best design that fits the scenarios, budget, and/or objective of the project.
"We collaborate to make things work extraordinarily."
Design Development Phase
When design is selected and approved by the client, it will then proceed to further or detailed development. Us, the architect and owner will work together to select materials, interior finishes, and products such as windows. doors, fixtures, appliances, etc... Architect and engineers will develop their design details and coordinate their intent with each other until the design is ready for documentation and construction.
Contract Documents Phase
"We do it with quality.
It is our habit."
The architect and engineers finalize all the technical design and engineering design: structural engineering, ventilation systems, plumbing, electrical, gas, energy calculations, and all products and materials are selected and scheduled. The architect and engineers will produce multiple drawing sets for the approval of local or national governing bodies, application for building permit, and construction drawings.
Bidding and Negotiation
At this time the owner prepares to select the contractor for the job and sign contracts to proceed with construction. Multiple contractors submit bids on the job or the client can directly hire a contractor without getting competitive bids. Our role here will be to assist the client. We will answer the contractor’s questions, provide any additional documentation if requested by the contractor.
"We value integrity and quality the most."
The architect will periodically visit the job site to see progress and ensure the contractor is following the plans. If needed the architect can review the contractor’s monthly invoices to confirm work completion. The architect will be available to answer questions and provide additional information to issues that arise. During this phase, it is not uncommon that some additional services for the architect arise due to change orders.