Vicki Telford Architects, VTA Vicki Telford Architects, VTA
Services: Architecture

Vicki Telford Architects has been increasingly asked to help clients envision the optimum outcome and strategize the most efficient means to achieve it. We begin with an analysis of the natural environment: sun, wind, temperature, geography and landscape. We research local materials and construction methods to minimize community impact, be it noise, dust, dirt or consumption of fossil fuels on community.

1) Preliminary Design
In this first and most important step, we lead you through the architectural process to: (1) establish goals, (2) analyze the parameters of the project, (3) determine your needs, and (4) identify the problem.

Analysis of spatial requirements of the project and preparation of a preliminary sketch design as well as illustrating the size and character of the project based on the initial brief from the client at the first meeting.

2) Final Design
After defining the limits and possibilities in the previous stage, we creatively and efficiently organize, propose and communicate potential solutions with specifications on materials and finishes and type of construction. However, the architectural process does not end once design decisions are made.

3) Town Planning
Preparation and submission of the Town Planning Application along with specific town planning drawings to the Town Planning Department in accordance with their stipulated parameters.

4) Working Drawings, Bidding and Negotiations
Development of detailed drawings, specifications for construction purposes and the preparation of tender documents to enable contractors to prepare quantities and prices are all managed during this phase in the process.

This step also consists of obtaining tenders for construction from contractors, advising on and arranging a contract.

5) Contract Administration and Site Inspection
The inspection of work as construction progresses through periodic visits to ensure that specifications are being adhered to. As the building process can months there are dozens of consultants, contractors and subcontractors, and thousands of decisions that affect the successful outcome of the project, we represent our client's interests by assuming the role of owner's representative on projects that require special attention.
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