an example of Leo's conceptual, schematic design process

 -- Site plan
-- Floor plan
-- Elevations
-- Sections
--
3D Model 'SketchUp'



presentation format

gathering  information

 -- Survey results
-- Deed restrictions
-- Soils report
-- Budgets
-- Design and Construction schedule
-- Regulations
-- Code requirements
-- Zoning requirements
-- Neighborhood Association
-- Historic requirement


-- Gathering design information
-- Life-style information
-- Functional needs/issues
-- Client/User needs
-- Space requirements
-- Space relationships
-- Aesthetics: materials, style, form
-- Images: visual, sensory, cultural
-- Site specifics/issues
-- Environment/Climate issues


personalized consultation

defining project scope

To begin, the perspective client will request a consultation. This can take place at the office of Leo R. Katz Architect, at the client's home if it is a remodel or addition project, or on the client's raw property if it is a new construction project. The meeting will serve to discuss the project scope, feasibility and Leo's services. After the initial consultation, Leo will prepare a written proposal for architectural services, which outlines the scope of the project and describes specific services and fees. A second face-to-face meeting will allow the client to go over the proposal with Leo and address any further questions. The prospective client will have time to review and accept the proposal. If the proposal is accepted, a contract is prepared that will be the basis of the working relationship. With a signed contract we will proceed to begin the design process. 

THE DESIGN PROCESS

THE FIRST STEP

These photos illustrate how Leo takes a particular aspect of the design, in this case a mountain view, and works from architectural concept through to the finished built environment.

VIEW OF THE SANTA CATALINA MOUNTAINS FROM THE PROJECT SITE

DESIGN CONCEPT DIAGRAM

SCHAFER RESIDENCE WITH PATIO DOORS ORIENTED TOWARDS THE SANTA CATALINA MOUNTAIN VIEW

LEO R. KATZ ARCHITECT