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How to Design a Building using Architects Stages

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Architect Russell is now on SkillShare for  a video class to help people understand how to design a building using the Architects Design stages. The class purpose is to hele make designing a building more structured and simple. You can then use that knowledge and understanding to help you  work more successfully on design and construction projects.

You maybe buying land or you might be a student, engineer, designer, or anyone working on a construction project. Whoever you might be, you will need a simply, clear and structured vision and understanding of what to expect during the architectural design and build process. Because this can go throughout the lifecycle of a construction project. Not just the beginning.

To following is a short explanation of the stages. Designing a building doesn’t need to be a complicated process.

Preparation and Briefing

Also known as pre design. This is where it all kicks off where the client discovers the site. You will learn what information an architect needs at this stage to help the move the project forward for the client.


Concept Design

This is sometimes referred to a schematic design. A lot of people get the wrong idea exactly what a concept design is. Find out what exactly is expected at this stage. It is not just a simple sketch.


Spatial Coordination

This lesson will help you understand the kind of level of detail and coordination that is expected not just from the architect, but the whole design team.

Technical Design

Don’t get confused between design development, technical design, spatial coordination and construction drawings. I lot of these stages have been renamed and often incorrectly used in design teams. This lesson will show you exactly what technical design is, in it’s simplified and understandable form.

Building Handover & Use

If you are lucky you might be involved in a project from the beginning to the end. Be prepared and learn what you can gain personally and professionally after a building has been finished.

You can watch Architect Russell’s class How To Design a Building Using the Architects Design Stages here on Skillshare and also grab one month free with this link.


📐Russell M. Henderson is a practicing RIBA Chartered Architect based in Tanzania, East Africa.

🎥Russell (Architect Russell) also makes videos on YouTube , TikTok & Instagram sharing thoughtful, honest and pragmatic knowledge while working and living abroad.

The photography is by Russell M. Henderson

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