Project Concept

A project concept describes:

  • What a project hopes to achieve: the project’s mission and goals, and the needs that it helps address
  • How it hopes to do so: the means of achieving the mission and goals

The objective of the concept phase is to come up with an agreed-upon facilities idea or set of ideas that can be tested in feasibility studies.

A small renovation project may only need a few sentences describing the project concept, while major upgrades likely require more pre-planning and development of a fleshed-out project concept.  Regardless of scale,

Work in this phase includes:

The project concept should:

  • Be developed in the context of an existing organizational strategic plan
  • Serve the organizational and artistic objectives identified therein
  • Demonstrate that it will meet indispensable organizational requirements, (not elective hopes and desires – needs, not wants, drive successful capital projects)

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