abbreviated design service
The Abbreviated Design option of service is tailored for clients that want high design, but with a very tight budget. If you choose this service option, we essentially act as your design and project consultants. Content Design Group will limit the services that we provide, so the client has a suitable design in place and the documents needed to get their project built, for the smallest possible fee. The documents provided will be less intensive than those offered in our Full Service Design option, but will be detailed enough and include the critical information needed for accurate pricing and permitting.
In this option we expect the client to take on a larger list of responsibilities, such as providing us with stricter guidelines and design criteria, materials and finishes selection, and greater management of the builder, meaning fewer site visits for us. We highly suggest that a builder is chosen and involved early on in the process if you choose this design option.
We also suggest the Abbreviated Design option for builders and developers.
The following list provides insight to what the potential Client should expect in regards to the Abbreviated Design Service Package:
Content Design Group will act as design consultants, and not a full service design firm.
Clients are the driving force for the project, providing detailed thoughts on program, needs, and design criteria. We work within the guidelines and program set by the Clients.
We will provide the Client with the minimum required documents for accurate pricing and permitting. Builder will be provided with critical dimensions, information, and performance specifications but not prescribed specifications with highly detailed drawings. It is assumed the builder will be more involved in product selection and seeing that the design intentions on the documents are carried through to the final product. We recommend that a builder be hired early on in the process.
In this option we expect the Client to take on a larger list of responsibilities, such as providing us with stricter guidelines and design criteria, materials and finishes selection, and greater management of the builder, meaning fewer site visits by CDG.
There will be more information shared and provided on site visits, but we will only visit when asked to be there, or when we deem necessary. This is directly related to cost savings passed on to the owner by fewer prepared drawings.
This service package often saves the Client money. The more the Client definitively knows what they want, and the quicker that they are able to transmit that information, the less they spend on design fees.
If you would like to know more about the abbreviated design option and our design process and how we are able to bring your project from design to reality, please view the “Our Methods” document.