PHILOSOPHY

Playa Design Studio is uniquely qualified to provide a Fresh Aesthetic and Contextually Appropriate Designs. Our projects give form to our owners’ mission, aspirations, and unique perspective in their industry and the community.  Neither form nor function are taken lightly. Our wide range of project types share this directive.

 

Project Approach

Our Design Process

1. Conceptual Design and Site Analysis (Traffic, Solar, and Adjacency Issues)

2. Programming Phase (Evaluating Space Requirements and Relationships)

3. Schematic Design (First formal layout of Floor Plan and Exterior Concepts)

4. Design Development (Detailing Floor Plan, Structural System selection)

5. Construction Documents (Preparing all required drawings for Bid Process)

6. Bidding and Negotiation (Coordination of Bidding and Permitting)

7. Construction Administration (Approval of Submittals, Responding to on-site questions, Contractor Pay Request Approval, etc.)

8. Project Completion / Post-Occupancy Evaluation


All processes listed above utilize a holistic approach to a final architectural solution.  The inevitable success of your project is driven by the strong, over-arching concept that informs every decision.  Every detail is critical to the cohesive expression of the whole.

The relationships between the architect, owner, and contractor are critical to the process. Playa Design Studio works hard at every phase to ensure these lines of communication are open and efficient.

Early decision making has the greatest opportunity  to increase the quality of the design. Diligent research and creativity in the first phases must be invested, as this will define the character of the finished product. Efficient Planning lays the foundation for success, and Playa Design Studio will strive to take the project seamlessly from Site Selection and the Schematic phase to its completion.