SO, WHAT'S THE F&F DESIGN PROCESS LIKE? WE'RE GLAD YOU ASKED...

Throughout the design process, we hold true to our promises of collaboration and communication. Our clients and team members’ input is respected, valued, and weighted before moving to the next phase of the project. The process for each of our projects begins with these foundations:


BUSINESS CULTURE & LIFESTYLE ANALYSIS

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First, we visit you at your home or office to discover how you truly occupy a space. This serves as our foundation for creating a design that is specific to you; engaging your individual demands, site and process.


F&F also researchs spatial needs and requirements of the physical environment. We’ll determine the square footage and various other building components required to meet the project requirements.


Then, we compile of both yours and our design inspirations.


Identifying the unique characteristics of your individual site, buildings and surroundings. This allows us to understand how our design may begin to integrate with its surrounding environment.


SCHEMATIC DESIGN

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This step involves code analysis of existing structures/sites for viability of proposed project.


Initial Layout and program of building


Siting of building

  1. Maximization of views
  2. Minimize of land and existing vegetation disturbance
  3. Solar Studies for day-lighting, passive solar heating
  4. Connectivity to surrounding infrastructure and community.

Continued client meetings to explore design ideas


If feasible, begin meeting with the General Contractor to seek input on financial and scheduling factors of the design ideas.


Informal meeting with code officials to begin dialogue about the proposed project.


Presentation of material to Design Review Boards


CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

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Draft construction drawings using Revit, a 3D based building information modeling system (plans, elevations, sections, details & perspectives)


Coordinate with appropriate consultants (i.e. structural engineers, PME engineers, civil engineers) We have our own set of consultants we enjoy working with, but will coordinate our work with anybody.


Full set of drawings for permitting.


Address and respond to any questions that arise during permitting


Issue final set of drawings for construction.


OVERSEE CONSTRUCTION

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Facilitate project bidding and contract negotiation.


Coordinate any construction or design changes with the General Contractor arising from unforeseen conditions.


Frequent site visits to ensure the construction is progressing as intended and adjust drawings as needed.


Receive and answer Requests for Information (RFI) and Shop Drawings from the General Contractor.


See the project through to completion.


Facilitate any close-out documentation/certification requirements or system commissioning.