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“Programming” or “facility programming” or "scoping" is the research and the process that identifies the scope of work to be designed. Such programming of architectural spaces offers the following advantages:

 

    • Involvement of all parties in the definition of the scope of

      work prior to initiation of design

    • Emphasizes the gathering and analyzing of information early in

      the process so design decisions are well-informed

    • Efficiencies are gained by avoiding redesign as requirements

      emerge during the design

 

In order for programming to be fully successful, the Architect and Client must allow participation of all of the stakeholders affected by the design. Prior to beginning the process, the Architect and Client will develop a list of the stakeholders to be involved. This makes up a Programming Committee with representatives from each stakeholder group. Lines of communication will be established regarding meetings, agendas, contact information and how records of the meetings will be kept. The authority of the committee will be established.

 

Once the committee is developed the following six-step process will be administrated by the Architect:

 

    1. Fully research the project type

    2. Establish project goals and objectives

    3. Gather all relevant information

    4. Identify strategies and priorities to achieve goals

    5. Determine quantitative requirements / project needs

    6. Summarize the program using the architectural language of

       spatial requirements, adjacencies and physical / economical

       limititations

 

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