Every project has a starting point, where interested parties come together to talk about what needs to be done in order to complete the necessary work. In architecture, everything begins with the programming stage. Before a design is drafted, before materials are decided on, and before a site is chosen, the architect must sit down with the client to go over everything from start to finish.

The Parris Company (TPC) has a strong track record of designing dynamic buildings for a diverse clientele. We are well-equipped to handle the programming phase, as well as any others in the design process.

Importance of Programming in The Design Process

At TPC, we find it helpful to picture programming as a conversation between two parties, where both can learn something from the other. As the architects, we learn about the client’s goals and vision for the project, ranging from more general information like desired building square footage, project budget, the number of rooms and floors, to more specific, qualitative details like how to deal with external noise or other environmental factors.

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Develops a Budget

Programming allows the architect to list the client’s priorities, as well as strategize, clarify and define the client’s vision. A room list with required room heights and sizes is developed. By listing the required spatial functional relationships, rooms, room sizes, and support spaces a building foot print emerges. The building foot print will allow the architect to develop a preliminary cost per square foot for the project. The architect walks the client through the design process, shedding light on design considerations and helping the client develop a comprehensive budget for the future building.

Creates a Design

Programming may seem like a straightforward process where a client hands the architect a list of requirements. However, in reality it is an involved process where the architect and client go over what the client wants included in the design, assessing each need individually.

Sets a Tone

The programming phase sets the tone for rest of the project, a great relationship between the client and architect is needed in order to guarantee the best possible results. At TPC, we take the time to listen to our client's needs, and work hard to create designs that are representative of their vision.

Why Hire an Experienced Architect?

Hiring an experienced architecture firm to handle the programming helps to create a clearer vision of how the project will unfold.

The Parris Company takes pride in our ability to fully understand what a client wants, and can provide comparable alternatives in situations where things won't work for practical or structural reasons. Our comprehensive understanding of the programming process makes us an excellent choice.

Our team of highly educated and experienced architects and engineers are able to provide superior support for all aspects of your projects.

To learn more about the benefits of hiring a seasoned company contact us today.

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