Sotech provides a full range of architectural services, from initial concept to project completion. This includes Schematic Design Phase, Design Development Phase, Construction Document Phase, Bid or Negotiation Phase and Interior Design. The firm has provided these services to both public and private clients on a wide range of building types.
Schematic Design Phase services: During the first phase—schematic design—an architect consults with the owner to determine project goals and requirements. Often this determines the program for the project.
Design Development Phase services: Design development (DD) services use the initial design documents from the schematic phase and take them one step further. This phase lays out mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and architectural details.
Construction Document Phase services: The next phase is construction documents (CDs). Once the owner and architect are satisfied with the documents produced during Design Development Phase, the architect moves forward and produce drawings with greater detail.
Bid or Negotiation Phase services: The first step of this phase is preparation of the bid documents to go out to potential contractors for pricing. The bid document set includes the instructions to bidders and the bid documents. For some projects that have unique aspects or complex requirements, the architect and owner elect to have a prebid meeting for potential contractors.
Interior Design services: Depending upon on type and complexity of the project Sotech can work with owner’s to select interior finish materials and colors and/or coordinate with our interior design consultant.