As head of global marketing for the AEC Industry at Dassault Systèmes, Mr. Moriwaki launches and promotes groundbreaking Industry Solution Experiences including "Optimized Construction," "Façade Design for Fabrication," and "Civil Design for Fabrication." He is a member of buildingSMART.
A Space Planning Approach for Better, Faster, Stronger Schemes
May 22nd, 2014 by Akio Moriwaki
Instead of the linear, time-consuming 12-step process that most architectural planners cope with, here we propose an efficient, iterative planning process, which will also result in a superior design:
An Integrated Planning Process for the Architecture Industry
I. Functional Model
Create a single model that allows you to test your concepts, fail faster, and find the best options. This will enable you to present stronger concepts to your client.
Meanwhile, adapting to new data and feedback is crucial for an efficient planning process. As more information is collected and incorporated, your model should update accordingly.
II. Data Analysis
Understanding the costs, energy consumption, setbacks, rules, and regulations related to each design decision will guide the schemes toward their optimal outcome.
III. Client Collaboration
Get feedback early and often.
Iterating the designs alongside the client will build consensus and provide guidance on tenant experience, configurations and other data outputs early in the planning process, ensuring the final schemes are primed for quick approvals.
Use a centralized platform to share and collect feedback throughout the process.
Modeling, analyzing and collaborating to develop the plan will allow you to look at many different ways to design a building or space.
An integrated planning process saves time and produces a higher quality deliverable. It will allow you to fail faster, and arrive at options that you’re happier with.