This is a comprehensive guide on the schematic design phase - the first phase of an architectural project. We’ll explore what it is, who’s involved, what’s included and examples of schematic design drawings.
Construction documents serve as a contract between the Architect, the Contractor, and the Owner. In construction documents, all the building practices coordinate to turn the big design ideas presented to the Owner into something buildable and safe to inhabit.
Architects encounter paper sizes in practice, while presenting to clients, submitting documents to government agencies, and producing construction documentation. There are three main paper standards that you should be familiar with: ANSI, ARCH series, and ISO 216 A series.
Scaling drawings is a critical step in producing presentable documents for clients, builders, and our peers; despite being a small task, scaling drawings can take on a disproportionate amount of mental legwork for many designers.
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