Design Phase Timeline and Process

Design Phase Timeline and Process

The Four-Stage Design Process

The design phase involves these four phases spanning late August 2018 through August 2019. Design teams consisting of staff members, community members, Board members, construction professionals, and A/E professionals will actively participate in the design process and make recommendations to the Executive Committee throughout the Programming, Schematic Design, and Design Development phases. Each design phase must be Board approved and will include a community meeting/presentation.



August 2018 - October 2018

  • During the programming and concept design phase, design teams will revisit conceptual site plans created during the planning process and further define and confirm space and functional needs for school programming. The main objectives of this stage includes but is not limited to verifying an understanding of the total scope of the project. This includes:

    • The District’s and community’s priorities and objectives.

    • Functional needs.

    • Code and zoning restrictions

    • Space and equipment requirements and relationships

    • Milestone and schedule constraints

    • District budget and funding constraints

Schematic Design

November 2018 - January 2019

  • The Schematic Design Stage is the portion of the Design in which building and site concept designs are further developed and refined. Analysis of the concepts and resulting studies usually leads to the development of the final concept and establishes a single solution for the development of character, project scope, and cost information that is acceptable to the District’s budget and programming needs. Renderings of how the building might look begin to take shape for community feedback.

Design Development

February 2019 - May 2019

  • The Design Development Stage is the portion of the Design in which the project is transformed from ideas, concepts, and broad-brush thoughts to specific materials, details and contractual instructions for pricing and construction of the physical facilities. 3D images are produced of the interior and exterior. The Design Development phases focuses on, but is not limited to the following:

    • Architectural & Civil Disciplines

    • Structural Discipline

    • Plumbing & Mechanical Disciplines

    • Electrical Disciplines

Construction Documents

May 2019 - August 2019

  • Final drawings and renderings will be prepared so that the project can be presented to bidders. The A/E must complete the coordination and the details of drawings and written instructions to contractors to implement the project design. The documents will also be used to obtain plan approval for construction from the appropriate building authorities and agencies.

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