Our mission is to provide innovative architectural solutions that stimulate the senses and convey emotions and ideas. We work closely with our customers to ensure that each project is unique, reflecting their vision and supported by our expertise. We engage all stakeholders in a consultative process to ensure that their concerns are understood. Throughout projects, CORBO adheres to a strict quality control program, ensuring that budgets, deadlines and the health and safety of all participants are respected.
OVERVIEW OF OUR SERVICES
The Programming phase involves a detailed study of the client’s needs, objectives, and site constraints The architect discusses with the client the functional and spatial requirements of the project such as: the number of rooms, space dimensions, circulation, lighting and ventilation needs, as well as budgetary constraints and deadlines. The architect also reviews the physical characteristics of the site, such as topography. orientation, natural environment, and local regulations. The Programming phase defines the design program that will guide the architectural design.
- Initial meeting with the client to confirm the project scope
- Reception and review of project information.
- Identification of key opportunities and constraints.
- Discussion with the client to confirm the work plan for the next phases
- Writing the Service Offer / Proposal, and sending it to the client.
- Signing of the Service Offer / Proposal by the client and sending to CORBO. This step is crucial and gives the green light to begin work.
Pre-design is the first step of an architectural project. At this stage, the architect develops the basic ideas for the project based on the program defined during the Programming phase. This is a stage where creative ideas and innovative solutions are explored, taking into account the site constraints and client preferences. At the end of this stage, the architect presents a general concept for the project which will be discussed with the client for feedback and approval. The architect may also determine a financial ballpark figure to allow the client to decide whether to continue developing their project.
- Development of the Pre-design in line with the client’s requests
- Meeting with the client to validate the Pre-design.
- Conceptual drawings of the project.
- Class D Estimate – Ballpark Figure (contingency +/- 30%).
Schematic Design is the second stage of an architectural project’s design process. At this stage, the architect considers the client’s feedback and requirements as well as technical and regulatory considerations to develop more detailed plans. The architect creates diagrams and sketches for floor plans, facades, and sections to represent volumes, shapes, and the circulation of space. This stage may also include a preliminary analysis of costs and the technical feasibility of the project.
- Development of the Schematic Design in line with the client’s requests
- Meeting with the client to validate the Schematic Design.
- Schematic drawings of the project.
- Class C Estimate – Preliminary Estimate (contingency +/- 20%).
The Detailed Design phase involves developing more detailed plans, sections, and construction details for the project. In consultation with different engineering fields, the drawings are finalized including the specifications for materials and finishes. The plans are also reviewed to ensure they comply with the different regulations in force.
- Development of the Detailed Design in line with the client’s requests.
- Meeting with the client to validate the Detailed Design.
- Detailed drawings of the project.
- Class B Estimate – Control Estimate (contingency +/- 15%).
The documentation and approval phase involves preparing detailed construction documents such as plans, specifications, and estimates that are necessary to bid the project and obtain building permits. The documents are submitted to the client for approval and to obtain the required permits to execute the project. Construction permits are issued after the plans have been reviewed and approved by the competent authorities
- Development of construction documents in line with the client’s requests.
- Meetings with the client throughout the development of construction documents:
- Meeting when documents are 30% developed.
- Meeting when documents are 75% developed.
- Meeting when documents are 99% developed.
- Meeting when the documents are ready for bidding process.
- Proiect drawings published for bidding.
- Class B+ Estimate – Detailed Estimate (contingency +/- 10%).
The bidding phase allows the client to select the company that will be responsible for the construction of the project. During this stage, the client evaluates the proposals submitted by professionals based on several criteria such as financial aspect, professional experience, proposed methodology, etc. The goal is to choose the company that is most qualified to successfully execute the project. If the bid is successful, it leads to the client awarding the contract to the chosen professional. Then the architect finalizes the construction documentation by preparing the final construction plans, specifying the materials and equipment, and defining the quality standards to be met. The architect also ensures that all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
- Preparation and execution of the bidding process.
- Evaluation of submissions.
- Negotiation phase.
- Contract signing.
- Preparation of construction documents to allow the execution of the work.
- Construction documents ready to start the project.
During the construction phase, the architect and their team are in charge of supervising and monitoring the progress of the work to ensure that the project is carried out according to established quality standards and local regulations. Regular site visits are carried out to monitor progress and identify any potential issues that need to be resolved. The architect plays a crucial role in resolving issues that may arise during construction and works closely with the client to ensure that the quality of work meets expectations. The construction process ends with the substantial completion of the work. the resolution of deficiencies, the delivery of the infrastructure to the client, and finally its commissioning.
- Start-up meeting to confirm the start of work.
- Supervision of construction work.
- Substantial completion of work and resolution of deficiencies.
- Delivery and commissioning
- Meeting minutes throughout the project.
- Progress tracking.
- Certificate of substantial completion of work.
- Record of deficiency resolution.
During the operation of the building. the client must ensure that processes are established to ensure proper maintenance of the building throughout its lifecycle. These processes include, among other things, the planning of preventive maintenance, managing repairs, updating technical documentation, as well as training and raising awareness among staff about sustainable building management. These efforts help optimize the energy efficiency of the building, extend its useful life. improve indoor environmental quality, and maximize return on investment for the client. By working closely with the client, the architect, and engineering professionals, it is possible to ensure that management and maintenance processes are well-designed, well-understood, and well-documented to ensure the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the building throughout its lifecycle.
- Develop and implement a preventive maintenance plan.
- Establish maintenance and repair teams.
- Develop and implement an infrastructure improvement program.
- Ouality monitoring and control.
- Service Proposal to implement the identified key steps.