Land use analysis evaluates and examines existing and regulated conditions for a given site. It involves assessing factors such as zoning, design guidelines, land use code, building codes, environmental conditions, etc.
Programming refers to the systematic process of gathering and analyzing information about the needs, goals, and requirements of a project to inform the design and development of a space that effectively meets the functional and experiential needs of its users.
Conceptual design in architecture is the initial phase where ideas and visions take shape, focusing on creating a concept or a design direction that captures the essence and identity of a project. It involves exploring creative possibilities, generating design concepts, and translating abstract ideas into tangible forms that lay the foundation for the subsequent stages of the architectural design process.
(DD) is the stage where the initial concept is refined and expanded upon, with a greater focus on technical and functional aspects, material selection, structural considerations, and integration of building systems, translating the conceptual design into a detailed and comprehensive plan ready for construction.
Construction documents, also known as working drawings, are detailed and precise sets of documents that provide comprehensive instructions and specifications for contractors and builders during the construction phase. These documents include architectural drawings, technical details, schedules, and specifications, ensuring accuracy and clarity in implementing the design and facilitating a smooth construction process
Construction administration involves the architect’s role in overseeing and managing the construction process, ensuring that the design intent is faithfully executed, addressing on-site issues and coordination with contractors, and ensuring the successful realization of the project according to the approved plans and specifications.