Sample Architectural Firm Profile
Project: Resort World Manila
Project Definition Phase
In this case the firm should be able to define what the owner wants to build so that we can able to give the requirements of this particular period. And when the owner gave the requirements the firm should be able to collect data’s about this project. Be able to take some surveys about this project. For you to recommend to your client if this project will be worthy to build. As the firm collects the data or information about this project, the firm should study the requirements and be able to revise the requirements into Architectural project, the firm should study the requirements and be able to revise the requirements into Architectural program. After that the firm should give an initial project construction cost.
Schematic Design Phase
From the project definition phase the firm should prepare a schematic design study about the said project. First the firm should evaluate the owner’s budget, schedule, program, project site and the propose methods of project deliveries. Then the firm should prepare the initial working drawings that contain specifications and the general condition of the project for the owner’s approval. Then after that be able to give the statement of the probable project construction cost based on current cost parameters.
Design Development Phase
From the upper information’s about the project the firm should start how this project will be solved in the most high quality and service to be given by the firm to the owner. The firm should prepare the complete set of working drawings. It includes the general conditions of the project and the specifications of the materials to be used in the project. And be able to outline or fixed the size of the specifications to know the type of materials, type of structural, type of electrical, type of mechanical, type of sanitary and type of electronics and communication system to be used in the project. After knowing be able to present it to the client and be able to update the Statement of the probable project construction cost.
Contact Document Phase
The firm should be able to prepare the complete Contract Documents consisting of detailed designs and construction drawings, setting forth in detail the word required for the architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing/sanitary, mechanical, electronic and communication works prepared by the Architect and the respective professionals involved.
Makes decisions on all claims of the owner and contractors on all matters relating to the execution and progress of work or the interpretation of The Contract Documents. Prepares change orders, gathers and turns over to the owner written guarantees required of the Contractor and Sib-Contractors. Makes periodic visits to the project site to familiarize him with the general progress and quality of work and to ascertain that the work is proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents. The Architect shall not be required to make exhaustive or continuous 8-hour on-site supervision to check on the quality of the work involved and shall not be held responsible for the Contractor’s failure to carry out the Construction work in accordance with the Contract Documents. During such project site visits and on the basis of his observations, he shall report to the Client defects and deficiencies noted in the work of Contractors, and shall condemn work found failing to conform to the Contract Documents. Determines the amount owing and due to the Contractor and issues corresponding Certificates for Payment for such amounts based on his observations and the Contractor’s Applications for Payment. These certificates will constitute a certification to the Client that the work has progressed to the state indicated and that to his best knowledge, the quality of work performed by the Contractor is in accordance with the Contract Documents.
The Architect shall conduct the necessary inspection to determine the date of substantial and final completion and issue the final Certificate of Payment to the Contractor. Should more extensive inspection or full-time (8-hour) construction supervision be required by the Client, a separate full-time supervisor shall be hired and agreed upon by the owner and the architect subject to the conditions provided in the UAP Document on Full-Time supervision. When the architect is requested by the owner to do the full time supervision, his services and fees shall be covered separately in conformance with the applicable and supervision, his services and fees shall be covered separately in conformance with the applicable and appropriate UAP Document.
Scope of Pre-Design Services
Pre-Design Services cover a broad line of architectural services ranging from initial problem identification to activities that would allow the Architect to initially conceptualize an array of architectural and allied solutions. The Pre-Design Services nominally include consultation, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, site selection and analysis, site utilization and land-use studies, architectural research, architectural programming, space planning, space management studies, value management, design brief preparation, promotional services and other related activities.
When a Client calls upon the Architect to give oral or written advice and direction, to attend conferences, to make evaluations and appraisals regarding a contemplated project and similar activities, the Architect renders valuable inputs whether or not the Client pursues the project.
These Preliminary studies involve the procurement, analysis and use of secondary information gathered for the project to aid the Client in early decision-making. They represent the Architect’s initial assessment of a project’s soundness, allowing the Client to promptly explore available/readily identifiable directions/options. Researched/processed/validated secondary data are generally used for such studies e.g. electronic, print, etc.
Detailed analysis of the project based on pre-feasibility studies will determine the viability of a proposed development. The studies will set the project against present and future trends to forecast how it will perform over time. This requires primary data gathering and analysis.
Site Selection and Analysis
This entails the formulation of side criteria, assistance to the Client in site evaluation as well as analysis to determine the most appropriate site/s for a proposed project or building program.
Site Utilization and Land-Use Studies
The detailed analysis of the site involves the identification of a site’s development potentials through the proper utilization of land. The analysis covers the context of the site as well as that of its surrounding environment and the development