It’s not uncommon for Residential Developers to get a lot as soon as possible and jump into the schematic design with what they think are the options they have. Later, they find out that the permit is delayed halfway or missing a step entirely. Some even begin without fully understanding what is feasible.
For that reason, we’ve developed a preliminary analysis of the project and site. I like to call this the Feasibility Study. You could also think of it as a project diagnosis. Similar to a doctor that wouldn’t operate on a person without a thorough diagnosis, it’s too risky for you – the developer – to ask an architect to begin the design without doing the same!
The Feasibility Study's main objective is to minimize your risk with smart pre-planning. To accomplish this objective, we have to do some research to fully understand the requirements, constraints, and potential roadblocks for your project. The Feasibility Study will:
We always start with a careful study to define the project clearly. This study entails discussing your goals and ideas for the project, a site walkthrough, and doing some preliminary research with the City, all of which should determine any potential roadblocks. Then we’ll compile everything into a report with the needs and options of the project and preliminary suggestions on how to proceed. The outcome of the report will include:
The valuable insights that you will gain from this Feasibility Study can be sent to an architect to get an accurate proposal. In essence, it's yours to keep and use!