Urban BluePrint: DESIGN

Urban Blueprint: design

DESIGN PROCESS

LEARN THE STEPS IN THE DESIGN PROCESS

DESIGN PROCESS

LEARN THE STEPS IN THE DESIGN PROCESS

SITE ANALYSIS

A site analysis is the first critical step to understanding what the potential opportunities and constraints are with any given project. In this stage we look at items such as soil quality, zoning restrictions, vegetation, privacy concerns, and sun exposure.

MEASUREMENTS

In order to begin the design process, we will have an Urban Blueprint team member take all existing site dimensions to prepare as-is drawings.

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

This stage is very collaborative. We will review key details of the project such as budgets, wish lists, and inspirational photographs. Once the as-is drawings have been completed our team will begin preparing design concepts. These concepts will be compiled into one package that will be presented and reviewed at a conceptual design meeting with our clients.

PRELIMINARY DESIGN PACKAGE

A preliminary design package is the same package that will be submitted for zoning review. This package includes a survey or site plan, floor plans, sections, and elevations.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

This is the technical stage that will lead us to a detailed package of construction documents. A structural engineer, mechanical designer, and any other applicable consultant will review the design and give input. As our teams of consultants finalize their systems we will make any adjustments accordingly without compromising the integrity of the design.

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

The construction documents will compile all essential architectural, structural, and mechanical components of the project into one integrated package. This provides the necessary detail that our customers and trades people appreciate.

BUILDING PERMITS

At this stage you will be ready to submit the plans for building permits. As a full service firm, we are able to handle all administrative aspects of the process. We work with the city on a day-to-day basis and have extensive experience with the process.

SITE ANALYSIS

A site analysis is the first critical step to understanding what the potential opportunities and constraints are with any given project. In this stage we look at items such as soil quality, zoning restrictions, vegetation, privacy concerns, and sun exposure.

MEASUREMENTS

In order to begin the design process, we will have an Urban Blueprint team member take all existing site dimensions to prepare as-is drawings.

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

This stage is very collaborative. We will review key details of the project such as budgets, wish lists, and inspirational photographs. Once the as-is drawings have been completed our team will begin preparing design concepts. These concepts will be compiled into one package that will be presented and reviewed at a conceptual design meeting with our clients.

PRELIMINARY DESIGN PACKAGE

A preliminary design package is the same package that will be submitted for zoning review. This package includes a survey or site plan, floor plans, sections, and elevations.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

This is the technical stage that will lead us to a detailed package of construction documents. A structural engineer, mechanical designer, and any other applicable consultant will review the design and give input. As our teams of consultants finalize their systems we will make any adjustments accordingly without compromising the integrity of the design.

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

The construction documents will compile all essential architectural, structural, and mechanical components of the project into one integrated package. This provides the necessary detail that our customers and trades people appreciate.

BUILDING PERMITS

At this stage you will be ready to submit the plans for building permits. As a full service firm, we are able to handle all administrative aspects of the process. We work with the city on a day-to-day basis and have extensive experience with the process.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

CLIENTS WHO FEEL RIGHT AT HOME

Jeff Dutton
Jeff Dutton
2021-03-18
Excellent design and build services. We had our whole house designed/renovated by Urban Blueprint, and it was a wonderful experience. No stress. Very fast. We had a contract and everything was done as agreed for the price agreed on time. Both Natasha and Luca are very nice people as are their workers. All work was excellent quality and if I had any comments or concerns, they were remedied immediately (which is not unexpected on a whole-house renovation). I would highly recommend this firm for your renovation or new build in Toronto. We liked and trusted them so much that we had them build a new backyard and basement office a year after they finished the original renovation.
Kathryn Decker
Kathryn Decker
2021-03-17
Could not recommend more!! I’m delighted with both their design and renovation work.
Michael Malleson
Michael Malleson
2021-03-17
Urban Blueprint did both the design and general contracting for a major renovation (ie complete gut job, basement being made deeper, stunningly beautiful rebuild) of what has now become our beloved family home. My wife and I are very pleased with the result. Luca and Natasha turned out to be intelligent, skilled, fair and above all 100% honest throughout all my dealings with them. I strongly recommend.
Melissa Bubb-Clarke
Melissa Bubb-Clarke
2021-03-11
We have really enjoyed working with Luca, Natasha and the team at Urban Blueprint (Ariel is amazing!). The project started on time and they managed both our expectations and budget throughout. The team is responsive and nimble to react and provide solutions as needed. Most importantly our home was ready for our move in date, no small feat during a pandemic! Melissa Bubb-Clarke & John Omazic
Jack Wang
Jack Wang
2021-02-26
Urban Blueprint has provided us with excellent service and great communications. Luca and Natasha have been wonderful to work with, listening to our input carefully and providing helpful suggestions based on their experience. Highly recommended!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

CLIENTS WHO FEEL RIGHT AT HOME

Jeff Dutton
Jeff Dutton
2021-03-18
Excellent design and build services. We had our whole house designed/renovated by Urban Blueprint, and it was a wonderful experience. No stress. Very fast. We had a contract and everything was done as agreed for the price agreed on time. Both Natasha and Luca are very nice people as are their workers. All work was excellent quality and if I had any comments or concerns, they were remedied immediately (which is not unexpected on a whole-house renovation). I would highly recommend this firm for your renovation or new build in Toronto. We liked and trusted them so much that we had them build a new backyard and basement office a year after they finished the original renovation.
Kathryn Decker
Kathryn Decker
2021-03-17
Could not recommend more!! I’m delighted with both their design and renovation work.
Michael Malleson
Michael Malleson
2021-03-17
Urban Blueprint did both the design and general contracting for a major renovation (ie complete gut job, basement being made deeper, stunningly beautiful rebuild) of what has now become our beloved family home. My wife and I are very pleased with the result. Luca and Natasha turned out to be intelligent, skilled, fair and above all 100% honest throughout all my dealings with them. I strongly recommend.
Melissa Bubb-Clarke
Melissa Bubb-Clarke
2021-03-11
We have really enjoyed working with Luca, Natasha and the team at Urban Blueprint (Ariel is amazing!). The project started on time and they managed both our expectations and budget throughout. The team is responsive and nimble to react and provide solutions as needed. Most importantly our home was ready for our move in date, no small feat during a pandemic! Melissa Bubb-Clarke & John Omazic
Jack Wang
Jack Wang
2021-02-26
Urban Blueprint has provided us with excellent service and great communications. Luca and Natasha have been wonderful to work with, listening to our input carefully and providing helpful suggestions based on their experience. Highly recommended!

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