5-1 THE PLANNING AND DESIGN PROCESS.
The translation of a space program into a design requires a series
This process is expressed in Tables 5-1
o f planning and design decisions.
5-2 THE STEPS IN THE PLANNING AND DESIGN PROCESS.
E a c h step, A, B, C, D, etc., involves the evaluation of a number of
Examples of these options are shown in the table to indicate the
l e v e l of decision-making at each step.
As decisions are made they must be
c h e c k e d back with preceding steps to ensure that early decisions are not
invalidated by later ones.
The arrows shown in the chart adjoining
PROCESS RECYCLE indicate this process.
Finally, all decisions are
c o n d i t i o n e d by the basic parameter of cost as expressed in the quantity
( t h e amount of space desired) and the quality (the standards of
construction and finish).
5-3 SEQUENCE OF STEPS IN PLANNING AND DESIGN PROCESS.
T h e earlier steps, A through E, are performed in sequence.
s t e p s may be performed concurrently, or in no specific sequence, since the
d e c i s i o n s are interrelated and their effect on one another must constantly
Thus, floor plans and sections wiII be developed concurrently,
and each may modify the other, as work proceeds.
( S T E P L) may be developed early in the process, before a definitive floor
p l a n is developed.