Architectural Feasibility Studies

Architectural feasibility studies investigate and evaluate the potential of a site or building. It clearly sets out a brief history of the site, its overall condition and significance, as well as the constraints and opportunities. This allows for projects to move ahead with confidence or allows for projects to be altered for increased viability.

During the onset of your architectural feasibility study, we will first discuss the vision of your project, as well as your needs and wants, together in an in-depth meeting.

From there, an initial on-site assessment is conducted, providing us with a true understanding of the area of the proposed project. At this early stage, simple preliminary designs are quickly developed to keep costs low.

The preliminary designs are used during the first phase of the study, allowing for the correct planning authorities to tentatively approve of the project. Once this is achieved, all the key stakeholders can then be given access to the preliminary designs for feedback. At this time, the study can create a development costing estimation to validate the project is economically viable.

With overall design, tentative approval, stakeholder buy-in, and preliminary budgeting, a document of analysis is created to answer all questions. At this stage, if a project passes the architectural feasibility study, the project proves it is viable to continue, and could move to the Design Development stage.

Questions an Architectural Feasibility Study Can Answer

Some of the questions that an Architectural Feasibility Study can answer include:

  • Is the desired project site capable to handle the vision of the project?
  • What is required to bring the project site up to standard?
  • What is the likelihood of permission/permits being approved for the project?
  • Are there any non-negotiable issues that may affect the overall project viability?
  • What are the cost projections of the project?
  • What are the likely profit projections for the project?
  • Are there any government incentives available?

Costs of an Architectural Feasibility Study

Costs of an Architectural Feasibility Study are dependent on the complexity of the project as well as the level of scrutiny that is required. Since every project is unique and has its’ own set of considerations, costs need to be appropriately tailored to best fit the project. Contact WDI Group to get the conversation started about an architectural feasibility study.

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