115 South Delaware Avenue
Mason City, Iowa 50401
P. 641.423.6349
F. 641.423.7514
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Our Process

Our Process

The following briefly outlines our process of gathering information, proposing ideas and associated costs, reaching a direction for your project and seeing it through construction.  As always, an initial kick off meeting between Owner and Design Team will help to determine the particular objectives of your project and allow us to further explain the process of achieving these goals together.

KICK OFF MEETING

set objectives and goals

define process

set timeline and meeting schedules

GATHER/REVIEW

staff and user group input

review demographics

SITE/SPACE USE

explore site issues

assess existing infrastructure and document conditions

SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis

PROGRAMMING

outline of desired spaces

square footage needs

DESIGN CHARRETTE

intensely interactive session

explore space relationships

consider exterior and interior flow

gather and merge ideas to generate concepts quickly

DESIGN CONCEPTS + COST ESTIMATES

multiple floor plan and site diagrams

preliminary code compliance

compare pros and cons

phasing plan

preliminary budgets

short and long term cost analysis

REFINE

facility committee feedback

sharpen the focus toward one plan

further develop and polish ideas

FINAL REPORT / CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

summarize findings and proposed master plan

answer questions and offer guidance

furnish drawings and specifications for construction