Full Architectural Services

The full architectural service takes you through all 6 stages, from Inception to Close Out.


Summary of work stages.

Lightscape Architects follows the standard work-stages as set out by SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession)

  • Stage 1 – Inception, briefing and research
    • Briefing: We spend time together understanding and developing the brief, project goals, time-line and budget goals
    • Research: We investigate and report back on all constraints and restrictions imposed on the site
    • Inception: Advice on possible needs for other consultants as well as method of contracting
  • Stage 2 – Concept design and viability
    • Prepare and present the initial concept design
    • Workshop and test the design together until it meets all the project goals
  • Stage 3 – Design development
    • Consult and co-ordinate with other consultants
    • Incorporation and co-ordination of all services
  • Stage 4.1 – Municipal drawings and submission
    • Prepare drawings for municipal submission
    • Submit drawings and documents for municipal planning approval
  • Stage 4.2 – Construction drawings and tendering
    • Prepare construction documents and specifications
    • Go out to tender, evaluate tenders and advise on selection
  • Stage 5 – Construction contract management
    • Manage the building contract
    • Site meetings and quality control
    • Issue payment certificates, completion lists, defects list and completion certificates
  • Stage 6 – Close out
    • Final completion, occupation and finalisation of any outstanding issues

For a more detailed description of the stages click here




Fee Scale

Lightscape Architects follows the standard fee scale as set out by SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession)

Download the Professional Fee Scale

Download the detailed Professional Fees Guidelines



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