Design & Planning

Architectural Design & Planning is a concept that focuses on components or elements of a structure. An architect is generally the one in charge of the architectural design. They work with space and elements to create a coherent and functional structure.

Coracias understand the environment around you in a way where all elements collide in a perfect harmony of design, form and function. Our team of architects collaborate with technical and design experts to create innovative architectural designs that integrate best practices and cutting-edge technology. Coracias’s architects have designed state-of-the-art and award winning facilities including government infrastructure and buildings, high-tech facilities, corporate campuses, clean rooms, and commercial interiors.

Coracias provides detailed information gathering and data analysis on site context, development & utilization to insure your planning project are designed to achieve client needs and goals.


Design & Planning Process


There are several steps involved in the design process for an architectural project. Each step is very important to the overall look, feel, and safety of the project. The steps are as follows:

  • Pre-Design - Pre-design is the first steps to a property development. In this phase the owner and architect establish and analyze a set of conditions and research that will establish the framework and requirements for the building development. This includes site analysis, zoning, budgeting, and programming use requirements. Clients often seek Pre design services of an architect to assist in the preliminary stages of their project before proceeding with full architectural services.
  • Design - In the design development, the architect will take the schematic designs and develop them to an approved design concept. Any changes the client wants to make to the design should be communicated to the architect during this phase.
  • Project Management - Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints.
  • Practice Management - Practice management is the responsibility of the principle or, in small firms, the sole architect. In large firms the principal may not necessarily be an architect but someone with construction project management experience, or there may be several principles working in partnership. his information is usually described in project documentation, created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget.