Architectural Space Programming in Palm Coast, St. Augustine and Daytona Beach
Every project has a starting point, where interested parties come together to talk about what needs to be done in order to complete the necessary work. In architecture, everything begins with the programming stage. Before a design is drafted, before materials are decided on, and before a site is chosen, the architect must sit down with the client to go over everything from start to finish.
Brian Lathrop, Architect & Architecture For Health is a highly respected architecture firm in St. Augustine, and has a strong track record of designing dynamic buildings for a diverse clientele. We are well-equipped to handle this phase, as well as any others in the design process.
Importance of Programming in The Design Process
At Brian Lathrop, Architect & Architecture For Health, we find it helpful to picture programming as a conversation between two parties, where both can learn something from the other. As the architects, we learn about the client's goals and vision for the project, ranging from more general information like the number and size of rooms and floors, to more specific, qualitative details like how to deal with external noise or other environmental factors. This process deals with the need for room or area adjacency.
Develops a Budget
Space programming determines the overall size or scope or your project. As the client, you learn about how feasible certain things are, given the scope and budget of the project. Programming information moves directly to your project budget so that changes to the scope or the budget can be made before design begins.
Creates a Design
Programming may seem like a straightforward process where a client hands the architect a list of requirements, who then creates a design based on the list. However, in reality it is an involved process where the architect and client go over what the client wants included in the design, assessing each need individually. In the case of our medical facility design, we also include a medical staﬃng analysis for current staﬀ and projected growth within to 10 years.
Sets a Tone
Because this sets the tone for rest of the project, the relationship between the client and architect must be strong in order to guarantee the best possible results. At Brian Lathrop, Architect & Architecture For Health, we take the time to listen to our client's needs, and work hard to create designs that are representative of their vision. The space program communicates back to the client what we've heard before design work proceeds.
Why Hire an Experienced Architect in St. Augustine?
Hiring an experienced architecture firm to handle the programming is always a good idea, because it helps to create a clearer vision of how the project will unfold.
Brian Lathrop, Architect & Architecture For Health takes pride in our ability to fully understand what a client wants, and can provide comparable alternatives in situations where things won't work for practical or structural reasons. Our comprehensive understanding of the programming process makes us an excellent choice for anyone in St. Augustine in need of an architect.
Programming is the first step towards the construction of your dream building, so why settle for anything less than the perfect company for the job? Our team of highly educated and experienced architects are able to provide superior support for all projects, no matter how big or small they are.
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