Interior design is sometimes perceived to be a matter of interior decoration and styling. If only it was that straightforward! At Fisch Design, we strive to create the ‘WOW’ factor every time, but commercial projects require a technical know-how and focus on ensuring delivery of the WOW, and we call it the ‘HOW’ factor. The two are inseparable and that is our expertise, applying our broad skill, knowledge and experience to create stunning interiors that really do work. We call it the Wow and the How.
Our three stage approach- Define, Detail, Deliver- captures all aspects of a project and demonstrates how focusing on each aspect outlined below, we can deliver great results and more importantly return on investment for our clients.
Stage 1 – Define
- Assisting the client in preparing and developing a design brief including project scope, budget and programme.
- Undertaking surveys.
- Advising on the need/ roles of other professionals and working with the wider project team if there is one.
- Advising on procurement routes.
- Advising on sustainability issues.
- Research and Development.
- Carrying out feasibility studies and options appraisals.
- Preparing the concept design, including spatial design.
- Creating, adopting or adapting a client’s brand or in-house style.
- Establishing project costs.
- Preparing marketing presentation material such as visuals
Stage 2 – Detail
- Preparing the detailed design.
- Technical matters such as acoustics and lighting, and increasingly, technologies such as audio visual equipment and ITC.
- Preparing a range of planning applications, including early consultation to ascertain constraints.
- Preparing applications for other statutory approvals (such as building regulations) and ensuring compliance.
- Consulting other stakeholders (such as landlords).
- Preparing production information and advising on construction and materials.
- Preparing tender documentation and contributing to the assessment of tenders.
- Selecting suppliers and arranging contracts/ orders for materials, finishes, furnishings, equipment and other components.
- Reviewing designs prepared by others.
- Identifying, assessing and advising on Health & Safety issues.
Stage 3 – Deliver
- Acting as Contract Administrator, or less formerly;
- Inspecting the works and reporting on progress.
- Advising on the rectification of defects.
- Preparing as-built drawings.
- Carrying out post occupancy evaluations.
The Staged Approach
Our simple streamlined three stage approach aligns to three key project checkpoints, these being;
- Stage 1- Design Freeze
- Stage 2- Fixed detail, costs, consents and programme
- Stage 3- Project delivery
This approach ensures an unstinting focus on the three main parameters by which Clients generally measure projects, which are;
- What do I get? (Content)
- How much will it cost? (Budget)
- When do I get it? (Programme)
We don’t like to over simplify things at Fisch, but our approach is designed to take some of the mystique out of the project process for our Clients and Partners, and create a clear plan for the key deliverables throughout the life cycle of a project.
If you would like us to apply our proven approach to your next project, then get in touch to challenge us with your next brief!