Arts organizations undertaking facilities projects of any scale should have an awareness of how design and construction processes typically proceed. Design and construction for renovations takes less time than for new construction, and certain phases and processes can be compressed or skipped altogether. However, the big idea is the same – in the design phase you figure out what you’re going to do, usually with the help of experts, and in the construction phase you do it!
To be an informed client, it’s important to:
- Know the phases of design and understand when critical decisions need to be made
- Hire a strong design team to the extent required for your renovation
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