In the initial meeting, the architect and client discuss the goals and budget for the project. The architect will collect, organize and analyze the information given to them to help visualize the project. The architect and client will discuss preliminary design concepts in order to affirm their understanding of the client’s specific goal and vision for the project.
The architect will thoroughly review the information gathered in the initial meeting and will perform a site analysis. This analysis involves looking at the proposed project and its relationship to the surrounding area and considering the physical, economic and social impact of the project on the environment, ecology, traffic and population patterns. The architect will then develop a series of initial drawings, including alternatives, to present to the client for approval.