Residential Design Development

As the design process continues to move forward, our team will start developing concise designs for your project. It is during this phase that your vision will truly start to come to life, as we produce more detailed renderings of the building.

Design development is a crucial step in the construction of any project, so working with a trusted company is essential. James Carroll & Associates is a well-regarded residential design firm with extensive experience in every aspect of the design process. We are ideal candidates for any building design project, no matter how big or small it may be.

What Does Design Development Involve?

Following the schematic design phase, the design process moves towards design development. While the schematic design is the first look you'll have at your new building, during design development you will start to see more developed floor plans, cross sections, exterior elevations, and renderings of what the proposed project will look like, rather than the rougher sketches created for the schematic design.

This is also the point in which clients start to think about certain aspects of the building in greater detail. Will the floors be hardwood? Laminate? Which way will the windows and doors open? Will there be other design elements incorporated into the finished product? There is a lot to think about during this step, but James Carroll & Associates's experienced designers and drafters are here to help minimize any stress that surfaces.

James Carroll & Associates 3D Rendering

Construction Materials, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Systems

During design development, many decisions are starting to be made regarding what kind of heating and air conditioning systems are to be used, types of plumbing fixtures, whether the project is to be "smart" wired or not, extent of security, audio visual, and cleaning systems.

Both interior and exterior building materials are discussed and selections are being made in regard to floor coverings, outdoor deck and patio finishes, exterior windows and doors, siding materials, roofing, facia and soffit, and decorative architectural features. We find it helpful to think of this as the time when your project starts to seem more real—rather than being a sketch, the building becomes something with moving parts.

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