What Should you include in Architectural Planning?

When you are ready to erect  a new building for your business, you want it to be an expression of what your business is about – in sync with your brand. Besides being just the place where your business happens to be located, your office building can say a lot more about you, and communicate the impression that you want to have on your customers. Architectural planning needs to include unique design features that will set your office apart from the city scape. With the right appeal, it can actually add to the attractiveness of your business and make people take notice as they drive by. Such an appeal can add to your bottom line and increase the number of your customers and your success rate – even before your doors ever open.

The process of getting the right architectural plans for your commercial building starts with obtaining a set of complete blueprints for your building. Architectural planning will need to be made for each aspect of the building.

    • This will include:


  • Foundation plans
  • Floor plans
  • Exterior views
  • Framing plans
  • Electrical plans
  • HVAC plans
  • Plumbing plans
  • Sectional Plans
  • Roof plans
  • Site plans

Besides needing the basic plans and a great exterior, you will also need commercial design plans for the interior of the building. This should also be given much thought because the building layout is important in making your visitors feel welcome – and wanting to come back. The appeal needs to be inside and outside.

Adding to your commercial building plans the needed sizes and features for those with disabilities will further ensure that your customers are happy with your new building design. This may benefit both your visitors and possibly some employees, as well. Having these features will also enable your building to resell faster, too, because very little upgrading will be required if the need should ever arise.

Once the architectural plans are complete, you can take a set of presentation drawings to potential lenders. They will need to see what you are planning on doing and these drawings from your architect or designer will be able to sell them on the idea. Most likely, you will want to take an isometric drawing and a floor plan.

If you are in Chichester and looking for architectural planning or project management, you can visit Grove Design. The company uses state-of-the-art techniques for architectural designs. For any designing and architectural needs, do give us a call today.