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Schematic Design: 3rd Meeting

26 October 2011
By the third Schematic Design meeting both the Architect and client are looking to come to a resolution on many of the design options provided. At this point the large components of the project such as foundation walls, exterior and interior walls, and roof lines have been decided upon. This allows the Architect to transfer the hand sketched trace paper into AutoCAD or Revit and begin the final Construction Documents for the project. However, there are still options to be discussed, so the Architect provides the remaining options based on the client’s suggestions from earlier meetings.

Schematic Design Right Side Elevation 2: Third Meeting

In the section below the Architect shows the client a double height ceiling space. These sketches allow the client to put themselves in the floor plans and visualize what it would be like walking through and living in that space.

Schematic Design Section: Third Meeting

First floor plans are now more crisp in AutoCAD and dimension lines are added to provide the client with an understanding of room and closet size as well as ceiling heights. In the drawings below you can see how the options express a variety of structural support of the soffited ceiling to the front of the Family Room.

Schematic Design First Floor Plan: Third Meeting

Schematic Design First Floor Plan 2: Third Meeting

Schematic Design First Floor Plan 3: Third Meeting

Often times when you look at the Elevations by the 3rd meeting it is difficult to spot the subtle differences. These elevations capture changes in the shed dormer, first and second floor windows and the front porch length. You can see how different options begin merging together below.

Schematic Design Front Elevation: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Front Elevation 2: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Front Elevation 3: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Front Elevation 4: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Front Elevation 5: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Front Elevation 6: Third Meeting

What’s often unique about Renovations/Additions is that you’re working within walls. Your space is limited, and it’s simply the organization of the spaces and their relationship to eachother that changes. This is where the Architect provides subtle changes to the client who is the final decision maker of what will work best for their routine and long term needs.

Schematic Design Second Floor Plan: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Second Floor Plan 2: Third Meeting

Schematic Design Second Floor Plan 3: Third Meeting

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