Bluerock’s Three-Step Design Process
When Bluerock is hired to perform Pre-Construction Services, we get involved with our clients and their chosen architect from the beginning of the design process. We typically go through a three-step design process which includes schematic design (SD), design development (DD), and construction documents (CD). The first step of schematic design is developing the basic shape, size, and general layout of the project. By the end of schematic design, the floors, walls, and rooflines are essentially in place. Design development takes the next step by adding additional details such as doors, windows, cabinets, and fixtures. We ensure that principles of balance, symmetry, rhythm, and space are working together. Once that step is complete, the final step is to prepare construction documents which will include structural engineering, material specifications, and construction details for interior and exterior finishes.