PHASE 1 - Schematic Design: This work consists of an inspection of the site and conferences with the client, concerning the Project. Client's needs and requirements are analyzed. Zoning regulations and codes affecting the work are obtained and studied. Sketches and statements of probable cost are prepared for owner's approval.
PHASE 2 - Design Development: Upon approval of Schematic Design, architect proceeds with development of plans and elevations of building. Drawings, establishing all major elements, and outline specs are prepared. A revised statement of probable cost is made.
PHASE 3 - Construction Documents: Working drawings & specifications are finalized. Material schedules are discussed with Owner. Energy Code forms, lighting cut sheets, Permit Application, Structural calculations, and any other submittal document, are generated and organized for submission to the governing entity and potential bidders.
PHASE 4 - Construction Contract Administration: (if part of Owner/Architect Agreement) Bidding forms are prepared and assistance given in drafting permit and contract forms. Architect assists in qualifying bidders and obtaining and analyzing proposals. Advice is given relative to the award of contracts. During construction period, architect reviews and approves shop drawings, reviews contractor's requests for payment and periodically visits the site to determine if work is proceeding in accordance with contract documents [defined as 'Construction Observation]. Client is kept informed relative to progress and quality of construction. Change orders are issued, as required. When construction is determined to be satisfactorily completed, a certificate is issued to that effect.
SERVICE FEES: Consultation and/or Architectural services provided for work described above, and other than the above Phases, are offered at a per diem rate (for Tate Architecture) plus the rate of any required outside consultants (Civil, HVAC, Structural Engineer, Mechanical or Electrical Engineer), plus reimbursements. Service fee proposals are provided upon review of each individual project and based upon a projected design/consultation criteria and the time estimated to reach completion