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Visioning

To establish the goals of the project, organizing discussion between the stakeholders to define project’s guiding principles such as financial, organizational, cultural and mandatory priorities. Review of existing facilities and services. Establishing scope of work.

Functional Programming

Reviewing and understanding client needs. Preparing itemized list of room by room, function by function for the clients’ requirements for the project.

Schematic Design

For this stage, Bow Architecture Inc. offers conducting site analysis, preparing conceptual plans, defining adjacencies, preparing project schedule, establishing needs for sub-consultants, developing preliminary cost plan and preliminary review of Building Code and By-laws. Initiating communication with Authorities having Jurisdiction and confirming program areas..

Design Development

Prepare detailed design solution by establishing detailed requirements of FF&E (Fixtures, Furniture and Equipment), develop interior and/or exterior finishes, prepare security and access layouts, prepare code compliance drawings, coordinate with all sub-consultants (typically Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Landscape) to name a few. Prepare outline specifications and detailed cost analysis.

Construction Documents

Prepare floor plans, elevations, sections and details fully coordinated with consultant drawings for the defined scope of work. Prepare Building Permit Application package and/or issue for tender/construction procurement. Prepare full specification. Conduct Peer Review, Technical Review and update cost estimate.

Construction Procurement/Tender

As an architectural firm, we assist in tendering process including the award of construction contract by responding to bidders’ queries, preparing and issuing addenda, reviewing bids and preparing award recommendation. Preparing post-tender addenda if required.

Contract Administration

We aim to carry the project vision established during visioning through design and construction stage. We do this by scheduling regular on-site meetings to review progress. We together with sub-consultants ensure that the construction is in accordance with construction documents, specifications and schedules. We provide services for shop drawings review where required. We provide all services of field functions including supplemental instructions, field review reports, change orders, change directives as well as full service office functions such as review of Contractor’s schedule of construction, issue of payment certificates, evaluation of alternatives and cost control strategies.

Project Close-out

We ensure Substantial and Final Completion inspections are undertaken by all sub-consultants involved together with the Architect in a timely manner. Organize commissioning and hand over of O&M manuals to the Owner/Client. We process release of holdbacks and issuance of final payment certificates to the General Contractor/ Construction Manager.

Additional Services

  • Masterplanning – evaluation of site and preparation of site phasing plan.
  • Urban design – evaluation of site context as required for change of use services and/or to establish project feasibility.
  • Feasibility Studies – Evaluation of potential project type options to best address client/owner goals.
  • LEED[Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] services.
  • As-built drawings of existing or renovated buildings.
  • Design and Drafting services to other architectural firms for workload assistance and management.
  • Design and Drafting services for Development Permit/ Building Permit Applications.