Once the preliminary design is approved by the client, the architect will work with various engineering consultants to ensure the design concept is physically feasible. This involves coordinating all engineering drawings and identifying possible conflicts or interference of structure, ductwork, plumbing lines, etc., and working harmoniously to create a workable project that meets the client’s needs. During this process, the architect will obtain a better understanding of the project cost, which may also have an impact on the final design.
The client-approved design is refined with detailed drawings and 3D modelling to better conceptualize the final product. The architect fixes and details, for further client approval, the size and character of the entire project, including selection of materials, in addition to building and engineering systems.