We work closely with our clients and along side other industry professionals and trades. We are able to offer a complete design service from concept to completion on your request.
We believe one of the most important factors when working on a design project of any size is keeping a close relationship with the client and identifying the needs and wants of the users of the space.
Communication is essential when working on projects and its crucial that the design brief is identified and style direction is clear at the onset of concept development.
Our Design Principles
We believe it’s important for our prospective clients to meet with us to discuss the design brief and gain a thorough understanding of what services are required. We then provide you with an overview of our meeting as well as design advice, recommendations and suggested design direction.
We can then provide a detailed proposal outlining the scope of works.
We believe that a thorough design brief and scope of works is a critical part of the design process. It helps develop trust and understanding between you as the client and us a designer and also serves as an essential point of reference for both parties. It ensures that all parties understand the objectives, and expected results of the project from the outset and helps us create your vision into a reality.
A great design begins with a strong concept and is often considered the idea behind the design. Concepts can be created from many different ideas, a clients logo, a colour, an image or even how you want to feel when you’re in the space. TorQ will work with you to create a concept that will be used as style direction which can then guide the design in colour, type and aesthetics for your project.
TorQ can prepare a range of documentation types, floor plans and elevations, furniture plans, digital boards, presentation boards and product samples where appropriate etc.
Design and Development
The design and development stages can be broken up in the following steps –
Analysis, Research, Development , Implementation and Final Design.
After preparing a strong Design brief and concept for the project, TorQ will discuss main elements and strategies, and considerations such as existing style guides or industry regulations to ensure all steps are considered before starting the initial space planning.
We feel research is a fundamental key to ensuring you get the best result. TorQ will take the time to research items such as industry trends, market leaders, client target market and environment for your project to ensure you get the best result.
Development is where the strategy is transformed into the creative. After TorQ has researched and thoroughly understands the client’s needs, we will then start the initial design process where we explore space planning. Sketching alternative designs and design elements on paper, and then transferring these designs onto ArchiCAD where the vision can start coming to life.
TorQ will use the process of elimination and a variety of draft concepts to start developing your design which is then evaluated through a series of stages until the final design emerges. We believe that process, our experience and our creative flare are all required to deliver the best result.
The final design and content of a presentation can vary depending on the size and scope of the project. However usually in the presentation stages, the client becomes aware of the lengthy design process. We will reveal our logic behind the design and the reasons for its outcomes. After discussion with the client we are able to evaluate the designs against the original brief and make any minor amendments if necessary and present the client with the updated design.
We often have clients that set us strict budgets and timelines. This only becomes an issue when decisions are necessary from the client for the job to move forward. Jobs can often become stagnated by clients not responding in a reasonable time frame affecting timelines which more often than not affects budget and completion dates.