Clark Ferguson


Summerville, South Carolina

Schematic Design-Originate

This is the first of five phases in the Architectural Design Process. The Architect establishes good communications with the Client and works through a series of sketches and study drawings to define goals, conceptual design, spatial relationships, and cost evaluations of the project.

Design Development-Focus

Expanding the schematic studies to develop detailed drawings showing functionality, and correct size and shape of floor plans and elevations. Outline specifications are prepared listing materials for construction including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The design is verified to comply with Engineers and Building Codes.

Construction Documents-Design

These are the working set of drawings and specifications that are established and issued for bidding and guiding construction of the project. Submissions for building permits, bid proposals, and time schedules set by the selected Contractors happen during this phase.

Bidding and Negotiations-Build

This phase ensures the Contractors are reading the drawings and written specifications correctly, and providing accurate bids for your project. Proposals for all systems, building materials, timetables, fixtures, and finishes are evaluated by the Architect.


Construction Administration-Occupy

The Architect oversees the project for progress and quality through site visits at the appropriate stages. Assist the Client with alterations, and monthly applications for payments and credits. The Builder is solely responsible for construction methods, techniques, and schedules.