Once you as the owner approve the initial site plan, the architectural design process moves into the Design Development phase. Evolve Architects’ nearly four decades of experience is critical in this phase, as our experience enables us to do the job right the first time around. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality work to our clients in a time-efficient and cost-effective way. A member of the Austin Green Building Program since 2003, Evolve Architects focuses on sustainability in our design considerations. We do careful work the first time to avoid reworking plans, which can be a costly addition to architectural fees and a waste of time and materials.
During the Design Development phase, we partner with a civil engineer to develop highly detailed models of all buildings in the project. Evolve Architects’ models are detailed and precise. We send out backgrounds, or architectural drawings, to all necessary consultants. These detailed drawings include a complete floor plan with overall dimensions, structural grid dimensions, interior wall dimensions, technical specifications, and proposed design openings and plumbing fixtures. Our models include detailed drawings as well as a 3D rendering. Landscape architecture backgrounds are included in this architectural design phase. Our chief architect collaborates with our in-house landscape architects to design buildings that best interact with the surrounding landscape with sustainability at the forefront. Once you as the owner approve this detailed plan, we move into the Construction Documents phase of the architecture design process.