Our Process

Our Process


Scope of works for full Architectural Services

Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regard to:

  • the client’s brief
  • Analysis of site – analysis of climate, wind patterns, solar angles, topography and features peculiar to the site
  • Permitting review- Review environmental issues, local zoning restrictions, land use plans and assess overall permitting requirements
  • budgetary constraints
  • the need for consultants
  • project program
  • methods of contracting


Things need to get started

  • Survey (Showing property boundaries, roads, test pits sites, utilities, topography plus know significant site features)
  • Soil test with recommendation for foundation designs based on bearing capacities of the ground.
  • Copy of deed (Site plan, Land title or indenture)

Based on information gathered in the predesign stage initial design options are generated and advise on:

    • the intended space provisions and planning relationships
    • proposed materials and intended building services
    • the technical and functional characteristics of the design
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project
  • Review the project programme
  • Confirm the scope and complexity
  • Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components
  • Incorporate all services and the work of consultants
  • Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants
  • Prepare documentation sufficient for statutory approvals submission:
    • co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination
    • prepare specifications for the works
    • review the costing and programme with the consultants
    • obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval
  • Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:
      • obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works
      • obtain offers for the execution of the works
      • evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract
      • prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)


For a typical project the following are drawings that will be provided

  • Site Plan
  • Floor Plan(s)
  • Foundation Plan
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Building Sections/Wall Sections
  • Door + Window Details
  • Interior Elevations
  • Details (interior/exterior)
  • Electrical and Lighting Plans
  • Building Specifications
  • Schedules (Door/Window/Hardware/Plumbing/Lighting/Finish/Appliance, etc.
  • Structural Plans (as required)

Contract administration:

  • hand over the site to the contractor
  • issue construction documentation
  • initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate
  • inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation
  • administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent in the JBCC building agreements, or fulfil the obligations provided for in other forms of contract
  • issue the certificate of practical completion
  • assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate
  • Fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project
  • After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificate related to contract completion
  • Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors
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