The design process can take on many forms, as no two projects are the same. Initial conversations normally centre on what the client actually wants, how much they are comfortable in spending and the calibre of the project. It also gives us a chance to see whether we are the right fit for the project.
The first visit is probably the most important of the all as first impressions are the key foundations to a successful design. In depth conversations help refine thoughts and ambitions into what will become the brief.
Tom will then put forward a proposal outlining a suggested design process based on the brief. Examples of the stages are included to help clarify our intentions along with past project examples of a similar level.
The Concept Design is usually the first stage, and once fees are agreed for this, the design process would begin. Detailed analysis of the site, soil, climate, history etc. not only inform the concept, they help refine the brief.