Sample Process for Permit Drawings

 Project Start:

☐ Initial Client/Architect Interview.

·         Architect provides Architectural Services Agreement.

☐ Client returns signed Architectural Services Agreement and Initial PAYMENT.

☐ Client provides Architect with Tree/Topo/Boundary Survey.

Phase I (Pre-Design: Program and Zoning Analysis): This Phase lasts approximately 2 weeks from receipt of Agreement and payment.

☐ Client/Architect Meeting to establish wish list (Program) and review inspiration photos.

·         Architect visits project site, refines Program, and completes Zoning Analysis.

☐ Client reviews Program and Zoning Analysis and returns Authorization to Proceed and Phase I PAYMENT.

Phase II (Schematic Design): This Phase lasts approximately 8 weeks from receipt of Authorization and payment.

·         Architect draws conceptual floor plans, site plan, and front elevation.

☐ Client/Architect Meeting to review Schematic Design drawings.

·         Architect revises to the drawings with comments from the meeting.

☐ Client reviews Schematic Design drawings and returns Authorization to Proceed and Phase II PAYMENT.

Phase III (Design Development): This Phase lasts approximately 8 weeks from receipt of Authorization and payment.

·         Architect develops CAD floor plans, site plan, and exterior elevations.

☐ Client/Architect Meeting to review progress drawings.

·         Architect revises to the drawings with comments from the meeting.

☐ Client reviews Design Development drawings and returns Authorization to Proceed and Phase III PAYMENT.

Phase IV (Construction Drawings): This Phase lasts approximately 12 weeks from receipt of Authorization and payment.

·         Architect requests proposal for engineering services from Structural Engineer.

☐ Client reviews Engineer‘s proposal and returns the signed proposal.

·         Architect continues to create the drawings that are required for the permit.

·         Architect coordinates engineered drawings with architectural drawings.

·         Architect provides a final review set to the Client.

☐ Client provides final comments and signs Authorization to Proceed with printing of permit drawings.

·         Architect coordinates getting sealed drawings for the Client.

☐ Client makes Phase IV PAYMENT to Architect and separate PAYMENT to Engineer.

·         Architect provides client with sealed drawings for permit and a PDF for reproduction.