In its essence a PROCESS is a series of deliberate steps aimed at achieving a particular outcome. The Arkitex Studio team is highly process-oriented in performing our services, based on many years of experience, a variety of project types, and refined approaches to efficient design resolution. This requires both architect leadership and intense client interaction. An important aspect of how we work is to begin with a very broad range of design considerations that progressively narrow as the final solution is identified. All projects are unique, but the creative process remains essentially the same, though the methods are adjusted to specific situations. Our responsibility is to guide our clients through the seemingly complex design process efficiently. We do whatever is deemed necessary for the specific project requirements, controlling the use of resources without reducing the quality of services or design outcome.
The design process begins with an information gathering and analysis step, resulting in a clearly defined problem and program of space requirements. The program identifies the realistic project scope which allows an early assessment of likely project cost. Initial design activities are conceptual, establishing a vision for the project based on clearly defined objectives. The creative process is dependent on both intuitive and logical considerations. Conceptual design is further defined during schematic design as specific aspects of site, plan, and appearance become more clearly envisioned. This requires investigating a variety of alternatives so that the client can team with the designer in determining the best approach to solving the design problems. The process continues with more definition into design development and the technical work, construction documentation. Design decision-making never really stops as the all aspects of the design solution become increasingly resolved through the process.
As designers, planners, and communicators, our aim is to help clients make all manner of relevant decisions, ultimately resulting in a set of technical documents to guide implementation of the process-determined design intent for any project. The Arkitex Studio is committed to listening to our clients and guiding them through the overall creative process, committed to successful project outcomes that meet, and even exceed, client expectations.