After getting to know the new clients (or old clients with new ideas), Josh starts with hand sketches for the floor plans, elevations, sections, and perspectives. This allows for ideas to be quickly synthesized and communicated to the client. Projects always start with sketching and will continue to be used throughout the life of the project.
Once the concept for the project is understood, the team refines the design by modeling it in the computer. This allows for the design to be hard-lined and analyzed by cutting sections, plans, and perspectives at will to review and improve the project.
When the team determines the design has reached a high level of refinement, renderings are sometimes commissioned to use for presentation to neighborhood review boards and permitting authorities.