Firstly a Design brief needs to be written or communicated.
It is very important for clients to communicate what they want as best possible to save time during design process.
If there are aspects that the design needs to include these can be properly communicated .
Normally hand drawn drawings of the initial design concept.
These can be produced on the computer but hand drawing and sketching does tend to achieve a better initial result a lot more efficently. Some three dimensional ideas may be explored . The budget should be reviewed with the resulting areas.
Development of the design from initial sketches into accurate CAD drawn plans and elevations
Using he most advanced computer software available - archicad planning spaces are accurately resolved . 3 dimensional features and elevational treatments are developed. Walk thru design experiences can be created .
Drawings are produced which are sufficient to portray the overall design intent . This may also be for a Development approval from council or a covenant approval .
The budget should be reviewed again and this can be done from square metre rates or taken further to break down the costs with the assistance of computer software.
The approved design is carried through into building permit and construction documentation.
There may be a tender stage within this for builders to cost the project and possibly have input. There may be interior joinery detailing , specification and selections of fixtures and fittings .
There are varying levels of documentation depending on a clients preference .
It is recommended that a higher level of documentation is carried out as it can save time and money overall and ensure a better result for everyone.