Once a solid choice has been made from the results of the Conceptual Design, work is then set out on examining and critically thinking about the vision of the design in final form. This is best described as a process of bringing the vision into sharper focus. Every step and analysis taken here is about evaluating the materials, patterns, and relationships of elements in terms of costs, methods of construction, availability of materials, and staying on the client’s program.
Also, much of the other outside influences of government and civic structure are applied here as well. Work in this phase may also involve discussions with Engineers, General Contractors, and other consultants to aid in the analysis and formulation of the project. The major goal in this phase is to have a design that has mostly been formalized and can move onto a documentation phase.