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Building design resolves client requirements into a set of instructions for the construction of a building.
This article provides a summary of a process that whilst it is varies from project to project, and the actual 'creative' part is very difficult to describe, nonetheless tends to follow a series of well-established stages.
The process described is that of a typical, medium-sized commercial project on a traditional procurement route. Smaller or larger projects tend to confront the same questions and follow the same processes, albeit on a different scale, as will projects on other procurement routes, the difference being the nature of the contractual matrix between the client, designers and contractors.
 The growth of the design team
Whilst historically, buildings tended to follow set patterns that could be repeated without a great deal of consideration or instruction, as buildings became more complex, so specialist designers emerged, and increasingly, building design has proved too complex for any one individual to undertake alone, other than on very straight-forward projects.
Today a project may sometimes begin with just one designer, but as the design develops and the level of detail increases, so the design team will tend to grow.
A full design team on a typical commercial building project will include a core team of; architect, structural engineer and services engineer along with other designers as necessary, such as landscape designers, interior designers, and specialists such as acoustic designers, fire engineers, and so on.
Increasingly, contributions are also made by contractors and suppliers, and the design team is supported by experts in health and safety, cost, programme, planning, sustainability, accessibility, project management, and so on.