We are a team of professionals that have years of experience in solving floor plans, developing concept projects and interior & exterior design creation. We specialize in understanding our clients’ needs and transforming them into notes, blueprints and drafts.
When you decide to work with BIM Maker Studio, you have the opportunity to gain a dedicated team at your disposal working on every stage of your architectural project. Our aim is to make your project vision come true, using the best software and technology for each graphic representation.
We are familiar with the International Building Code (IBC), addressing health and safety concerns for buildings, and the Architectural Graphic Standards, which are essential to building design.
Full to the brim with innovation, the team at BIM Maker Studio has worked on several international construction projects. As our project development portfolio shows, our years of collective experience have helped us cultivate the desired formula for project success.
What architectural development services do we offer?
Our project development services are broken down into the following three phases:
- Schematic Design (SD)
- Design Development (DD)
- Construction Documents (CD)
Schematic Design (SD)
This is the first phase of the design project. In the initial schematic design phase we determine the project’s requirements and goals. In order to do this, we start by performing site analysis, conducting programming charts and organising the project party as a whole.
From the very beginning, we help to develop the spatial relationships within your project so that you are able to visualize it at every step of the way. In this phase, our team will produce a large amount of rough drawings and sketches in order to develop site plans and building elevations. As we continue, floor plans will begin to take form, with illustrative sketches and computer rendering being created for your approval.
As this is the initial planning stage, specific details regarding the materials will come later. We will listen to your feedback and work to refine our ideas to ensure client satisfaction from the very start of the project. As we like our clients to feel part of the process, you can expect to be involved in the approval before any further work proceeds.
Outsourcing your drafting needs to us, allows your team to concentrate on other major architectural tasks such as client management and update meetings. With our team, your vision can take shape.
Design Development (DD)
During the design development phase, we take the schematic design along with any other major modifications that you have selected, and revise the design to quickly meet your requests and needs. This phase usually requires additional give and take as we work together to finalise the details of your design.
As we refine the drawings and specifications and dig further into the project’s details, we guide our clients through each process to keep every aspect as simple as possible. We aim to provide direction, but ultimately the decision making is with you. As well as establishing what we need to get done, we start to think about how we are going to do it. This second phase is typically when our clients start to feel as though their project comes to life.
- Production of floor plans
We do the heavy lifting for you.
Construction Documents (CD)
The construction development phase is a hugely important part of architectural design, as it ensures that the designs invested in up until this stage get accurately executed. After the developed designs have been approved and signed off by the client, we swiftly move to this third stage, connecting the dots and coordinating the project development to be administered.
With construction development, our team combines the complete set of architectural drawings with produced structural drawings to provide general contractors with enough detail to build your project and help it come to fruition.
The drawings that we create are imperative for the construction company to make sense of the processes, they are also essential when applying for building permits for approval of the development project. Working closely with our clients, the creation of the construction contract and documents enable effective budgeting and scheduling, and are vital for total project success.
Once again we will require your input on all decision making to ensure a smooth transition.
What are the benefits of outsourcing your project development?
- Effective Project Management: Break up a large, seemingly complex project into smaller, more manageable tasks that can be easily tracked and updated in one central location.
- Save Time and Money: Each phase is integral to architectural success, however the phases are often complex and multifaceted, taking up a large amount of time when you have a number of clients to work with. This is particularly true in the construction document phase. We provide project development services and the lowest possible costs.
- Ensure Design Quality: A mistake in the initial development stages can considerably cost the project later down the line. By outsourcing you can ensure that all designs, documents and plans are made with extreme care and to the highest standard of quality.
- Coordination and Expertise: The different phases of a project require organisation by professionals. By working with a firm that specializes in development services, you can ensure your project is carried out by experts in the field.
Why choose to work with BIM Maker Studio?
- Work with a team of BIM specializts
- Flexible working to suit your needs
- Portfolio of successful projects
- Keep your project costs at a low
- Compliant with International Design Codes
- Design quality means everything to us
- We work globally using the latest technology
What is the architecture design process?
The preliminary design process of any architecture project can be broken down into different phases that intersect for success. When designing any structure, space or building, there are typically five main phases which include:
Schematic Design (SD)
Design Development (DD)
Construction Document (CD)
What is schematic design vs. design development?
Schematic design refers to the initial design phase of an architecture project. At this early point in the project, initial sketches and a basic outline of the plans are created. This differs to the design development stage, where preliminary plans get refined and details of the project get developed.
What is the purpose of construction documents?
Construction documents include everything that is required to take a project from its initial sketches to a completed build. They serve two important purposes, the first of which is ensuring clear communication between construction consultants and clients, determining the duties and responsibilities of all involved parties. They are also important for general conditions of bidding processes and building permits.