With more than 40 years of combined experience designing the built environment, Neoera offers a full scope of interior and architectural design services.
When we work with a client, we embark on a discovery process that digs far deeper than simply aligning with project goals.
Programming Report (if applicable)
No matter the size of the project, we always conduct a Programming exercise, which allows us to understand the nuts and bolts of the project—types of spaces needed and quantity. We also "design" this process so we can ask deeper questions, share precedents of similar projects so we can understand the heart and soul of each project.
During Schematic Design, we develop study drawings, documents and other media that illustrates the concepts of design. We analyze spatial relationships, scale and form for our clients to review. Schematic Design (SD) is the research phase of the project, when environmental, zoning and building code requirements or jurisdictional restrictions are discovered and addressed. This phase produces a final Schematic Design to which the Client agrees after consultation and discussions. Costs are estimated. The design then moves onto the Design Development, or DD phase.
Architectural Floor Plans
Reflected Ceiling Plans
Finish materials are selected
Preliminary engineered plans
Design Development (DD) uses the initial design documents from the SD phase and takes them one step further. This phase is where we engage consultants—Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Acoustic Engineers and Landscape Architects. Drawings begin to lay out structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and architectural details. Typically referred to as DD, this phase results in drawings that often specify design elements to give the structure its unique character. The level of detail provided in the DD phase is determined by our Client's request and the project requirements. The DD phase ends with a formal presentation to, and approval by, the Client.
PERMIT AND CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
The Construction Documentation (CD) phase begins once our client is satisfied with the documents produced during the DD phase. Drawings with greater detail are developed to indicate how the building will be constructed. These drawings serve three purposes: 1) Permit Submission—Drawings will be submitted to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ); 2) Final Pricing—Drawings will be utilized for General Contractor final pricing; and 3) For Construction—Drawings will be referenced by the General Contractor and Subcontractors to construct the project.
The Bidding & Negotiation phase is where the project receives final pricing and the team meets to review and refine the pricing. It is also the phase where we respond to the AHJ’s comments on the architectural and engineer drawings.