Interior Design: Step 3 of the process
Schematic Design: Using criteria established in Step 2- Conceptual Design, we present options and narrow it down to one preferred concept.
Several client/designer meetings are typical during this phase to make decisions and determine a direction for the design to evolve. Schematic design begins in rough form as sketches, floor plan studies, and 3D models.
At the end of this phase it is common to have the following documents:
- Site Plan. A drawing depicting the building's location on the site and zoning regulations.
- Floor Plans Drawings of each floor showing the size and location of the various rooms/functions.
- Key Elevations Drawings of appropriate building sides (elevations) to convey conceptual design direction for the project.
- Key Sections. Building cut through drawings depicting the heights and relationships of the various floors and roof.
- Area Analysis. A summary of the sizes of the various rooms/functions in the building.
- Renderings or Model 3D renderings or a physical model depicting the overall look of the building.
- Preliminary Cost. A rough estimate by a contractor of the cost of construction based Estimate on the current building design.
The preceding list of drawings may still be rough in nature at the end of this phase. The client makes decisions with help from the designer regarding the various schematic options. An overall design strategy is chosen.