Factors Influencing A/E Design
Architectural design is the defining and differentiating skill set of architectural practice. It involves translating the needs and aspirations of the client into built form through the creation of drawings and specifications that define the work. Design is fundamentally about making choices from among alternatives. Having a clearly defined and logical framework for making these decisions is essential. This framework is typically the outgrowth of research and the recognition of synergies and opportunities presented by the design problem. Along the way, there are a number of influences that are important to consider. Whether simple or complex, each architectural assignment is unique, with particular circumstances and requirements that affect the design process.