Project Inception

With any project, it's hard to think of a more important step than the planning phases. It's during this crucial period that a project starts to take form, where the budget is solidified and you can start to see your vision unfolding in front of you.


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.

Code Study

Everything you can imagine is regulated by code. On the site, is the property properly zoned for your use? What are the setbacks, how many parking spaces are required, how much landscaping? I will hire a site engineer for most of the site documents but these questions need to be answered before you even make an offer on land. What will be the Use Group? What is the calculated occupancy? What is the desired construction type? Does the building need to be sprinkled? How large are the fire separation areas? Do we need to include occupancy separation? How many bathrooms, how many exits? You'd better know these answers before you go any farther.

Schematic Design

When working with an architect, the first step is to meet with them and discuss your vision for the project. With Rockwood Design, PC, this step involves an exploration of your goals and needs for the building, two essential factors in determining the character of your space.

Design Development

As the architectural process continues to move forward, our team will start developing concise designs for your project. It is during this phase that your vision will truly start to come to life, as we produce more detailed drawings of the building.

Architectural Drafting

The Rockwood Design, PC architectural drafting team is headed by a qualified architect who manages every phase from the planning stages. Once the schematic designs have been fully developed, and the client is satisfied with how things are progressing, Rockwood Design, PC moves on to the next phase, the creation of construction documents.

Other Services: Area Verification

Another service that Rockwood Design, PC offers is area verification, using BOMA Standards.

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