"Masterplanning" can be provided by the Architect as an initial professional service
that is separate and independant from standard basic "Architectural Design Services." The purpose of masterplanning
is to determine the ultimate capacity of the site, including landscaping, outdoor activity spaces, driveways, parking, retention
and drainage areas sidewalks and buildings. The masterplan identifies strategies for accomplishing the site development.
Good masterplanning is completely dependent upon a complete surveying of the physical property that includes: existing
as-built drawings of existing structures on the property, a recent topographic survey, boundary survey, location and identification
of all underground utilities, location and identification of existing trees and vegetation on the site, location of all existing
drainage structures, and retention ponds, flood plain information and ingress/egress right-of-ways and utility easements.
This masterplan and subsequent "land use planning" is completely contrived from physical data pertaining to the
property that has been aquired by site investigations and public and private records. The Architect will assemble all available
programmatic data, including growth projections by the owner as necessary to develop programmatic space requirements for buildings
and related parking facilities.
The final masterplan will indicate the resulting proposed building footprints and
related parking requirements and all vehicular circulation plans. As part of the final product, a professional rendering will
show the ultimate development plans for the site.