Aeon Studios Ltd., P.O. Box 36, Bank of Montserrat Drive, Lookout, MSR1110, Montserrat, W.I.

T:  +664.495.2411    |    W:  www.aeonstudios.co.uk    |    E:  linda@aeonstudios.co.uk

 

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architecture & graphic design consultancy

Architectural Services & Fees

Aeon Studios Ltd. provides a range of professional architectural design and project management services for residential, commercial, and industrial projects, which include:

Pre-Design

  • Evaluation - Within the first stage of the process, an Architect(s) at Aeon Studios LTd. will sit and discuss with you the requirements, restrictions, and intentions of your project.

 

  • Planning - At the planning phase, necessary technical information will be gathered, inclusive of surveyed drawings, property boundary information, location of utilities, etc.

 

  • Programming - The programming stage will see the ideas start to take shape.  Initial space programming will outline the relationships between spaces and volumes, and allow the Architect(s) to determine a rough idea of of who/what is best suited where.

Project-Design

  • Schematic Design - During this stage your architect(s) at Aeon Studios Ltd. will begin by preparing preliminary design sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options.  The architect will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input.

 

  • Design Development - This stage refines the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition of the scope and quality of the finished project.  Further cost projections will determine how closely the design conforms to the budget expectations, or what, if any, adjustments are required.

 

  • Construction Documents - When the design concepts have been decided, the architect prepares working drawings and specifications.  These are required to obtain building permits and bids, and to guide the contractor in construction.

 

  • Bidding & Negotiation - Aeon Studios Ltd. can advise you on your choice of contractor – usually done by calling for competitive bids.  We will help evaluate the bids and select the contractor, and prepare the contract between you and the contractor.

 

  • Construction & Contract Administration - Architect(s) at Aeon Studios Ltd. will consult with you and advise you during construction.  On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.

 

  • Substantial Performance of Construction - Aeon Studios Ltd. will provide regular progress reports to keep you informed, authorizes staged payments to the contractor and remains involved until the project is completed.

Other Services

There are a number of additional services Aeon Studios Ltd. can provide including:

 

  • Project Management

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Site Selection

  • Building Condition Audits

  • Site Representation

  • Measured Surveys

Consultancy

Architectural consultancy is offered at a number of different levels, and may be undertaken at any of the design or project management phases.

Drawing Production

We are able to provide our clients with:

 

  • 2D Floor Plans

  • Vertical Cross Sections

  • Elevations

  • 3D Models (Wireframe or Rendered)

  • 3D Visual Walkthroughs/Animations 

Determination of Fees

There is no fixed fee scale in the Caribbean, so an architect will charge a fee taking into account the requirements of the project, as well as the resources needed to undertake the work.

 

Before the fee can be agreed upon, both the client and the architect(s) of Aeon Studios Ltd. will establish:

 

  • The project details and services to be provided.

  • The procurement method.

  • An appropriate construction cost.

 

The architect(s) of Aeon Studios Ltd. will then set out the project details clearly, in writing, along with her/his terms and conditions of engagement and the procedures for the calculation and payment of fees and expenses.

Methods of Calculating Fees

Typical architectural fees will be calculated using the following approach:

 

  • A quoted percentage of the final cost of the building work, or,

  • A fixed or calculated lump sum or sums.

 

Different methods of calculating fees may be used for different stages in the project but the client and the architect(s) of Aeon Studios Ltd. must agree to this at the onset.