The Design Partnership design process evolves from the client's program and site, moving through the following phases:
•Programming & Planning (PP)
•Schematic Design (SD)
•Design Development (DD)
•Construction Documents (CDs)
•Construction Observation (CO)
Ideally the first step in beginning a project is a site visit. While not always required, it can be beneficial to the final design. The inital visit ensures the design will incorporate all of the site's features, including:
•Sunshine - for both natural lighting and heating.
•Wind - for both natural cooling and for blocking undesirable gusts and chills.
•Shading - designed using the existing trees, positioning of the home, and with roof overhangs.