The discussion will then turn to your ‘wish list’. What kind of spaces do you want to create? How big are they, and how would you like them to relate to one another? Do you have any preferences with respect to architectural style and materiality?
Then the fun begins!
We think graphically, and we’ll always have pens in our hands. From the very start of the process, we’ll produce sketches to explore ideas in plan, section, and elevation. We’ll talk through the sketches with you to identify whether the initial design is heading in the right direction.
The size of the project and how clear a client’s ideas are will influence how long this initial process lasts. We may hit the nail on the head in the first couple of sketches, or it might take a longer period of back warding and forwarding talking through different options. This stage of the project is important to make sure that we can work out what is most important to you before we start producing detailed drawings and committing to design decisions.