Meet with us to define the overall scope of your project and the services you need. At this free initial consultation, we will gather the information needed to provide an accurate estimate of design costs and the services we will be providing.
When we meet for the first time, or during that scheduled conference call, we need to hear your vision and your goals. It’s most helpful if you can provide a menu, at least in general terms, a scalable floor plan and address of the site, and the contact information for any others on your design team. Site details such as the availability of natural gas, location of the electric panel, whether you will need an office, the seating capacity you would like, and any known site challenges are important. When do you want to open? Are there others on the decision-making team?
Utilizing the input you have provided on the project requirements to design a layout that meets your needs. We can work with your team of architects, builders, engineers and contractors to ensure the design is accurate and well-coordinated with the rest of the space.
Most clients want a scalable floor plan for the required health department and plans review submittals. A preliminary plan for a moderate space can be prepared for you relatively rapidly. Your comments will lead to a revision. When the layout suits you, we specify equipment and furniture based on your preferences, the durability level needed, and your budget. Your favorite brands and specialty equipment will be incorporated into the equipment schedule. You receive an itemized list of manufacturers, models, accessories, and budget pricing.
With a good floor plan, equipment specified for your needs and within your budget, we can coordinate with your architect, contractor, and others to get you ready to open the doors!
In addition to the electronically transferred plan, specifications, and pricing, you may benefit from utility schedules, elevations, details for installation, dimensioned rough-in drawings, and renderings. These can prevent conflicts with other elements of the design, which can otherwise lead to costly corrective actions such as redesign and change orders during the construction or renovation process. Providing more detail to your contractor allows more accurate estimates and faster completion of the project.