The Design Process
Description Write a short answer essay for the two questions below (1 page each questions): 1. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, the interior designer may need to coordinate its scope of work with other design consultants. Describe your understanding of how team work structures with consultants (examples may include: architect, electrical and mechanical engineers, the structural engineer, the lighting consultant, an acoustical consultant, a code consultant, or an ADA consultant, etc.) may improve the project’s outcome. 2. A designer typically issues a contract for services to the client at the very beginning of a project. Some contracts are simply based on an hourly fee. However, many clients prefer a lump sum contract. Lump sum contracts require the designer to commit to a set fee which the designer must estimate before design begins. Most often, lump sum fees are broken down in the contract by phase: a fee for programming/ conceptual design, a fee for schematic design, and a fee for design development. When writing a lump sum contract for design services, for which phase do you think would be most difficult for a designer to estimate the fees, and why Purpose Understanding specific elements of the Design Process – Focus: Teamwork structures & service agreements.