What Steps Are Involved in the Design Process at Johns Architectural Metal Solutions?

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At Johns Architectural Metal Solutions Inc., we understand that the essence of any successful architectural project lies in transforming your visionary ideas into tangible realities. This transformation process is intricate and requires not just creativity but a structured approach to bring these ideas to life. Working with an architect is key to navigating this complex process effectively. Our dedicated team is committed to assisting you from the initial concept through to the completion of your project, ensuring a seamless, collaborative experience that fulfills your architectural aspirations.

Introduction to the Design Process

The architectural design process is a methodical approach aimed at realizing an idea through detailed planning, design, and execution. At Johns Architectural Metal Solutions, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to this process. Our mission is to facilitate a smooth transition from your vision to a functional and aesthetically pleasing architectural solution. This blog post outlines the steps involved in our design process, demonstrating our commitment to craftsmanship, service excellence and turning your architectural dreams into reality.


Our design process begins with the pre-design phase, where we lay the groundwork for your project. This stage involves a kick-off meeting to establish budget, schedule requirements, and communication protocols. We conduct visioning workshops and user-needs surveys to engage stakeholders, set goals and understand user needs comprehensively. We also help our clients explore inspirations and alternative approaches. Furthermore, we ensure your project complies with regulatory standards and sustainability goals from the outset.

Schematic Design

Following pre-design, we move onto the schematic design phase. Here, high-level design concepts start taking shape through rough sketches and conceptual drawings. We incorporate consultant input and perform analyses to evaluate the program and budget against the proposed delivery method. Sustainability strategies are woven into our designs from this early stage, underscoring our commitment to environmental stewardship. Regular meetings ensure the evolving design aligns with your vision and expectations.

Design Development

In the design development phase, our ideas become more concrete. Detailed plans and drawings are developed alongside the selection of building materials and systems. This phase also includes updating cost estimates as the design progresses, ensuring transparency and alignment with the budget. Our commitment to quality assurance means we communicate design intent clearly, avoiding misunderstandings and ensuring fidelity to the envisioned outcome.

Building Permitting

Building Permitting is a critical step, where we prepare and submit the necessary documents to obtain official approval to proceed with construction. Our expertise and familiarity with local regulations streamline this process, mitigating potential delays. Johns Architectural Metal Solutions Inc.’s central location and expansive reach across the Midwest facilitate coordination and compliance, ensuring your project progresses without bureaucratic hindrance.


The final phase of our design process, Construction, is where visions are materialized. JAM Panels, our official brand of metal panel solutions, play a significant role here, offering a blend of aesthetic appeal and functionality. Our sole provision of JAM Panels guarantees quality and consistency. Throughout construction, we remain actively involved, overseeing progress to ensure adherence to design specifications and addressing any issues that arise promptly.

Transform Your Building With Our Custom Solutions

At Johns Architectural Metal Solutions Inc., our architectural design process is a testament to our dedication to excellence, teamwork, and communication. From the initial pre-design discussions to the final touches of construction, we are here to support you every step of the way, ensuring your project not only meets but exceeds expectations. Contact us today to begin the exciting journey of turning your architectural vision into a successful reality. Together, we can achieve remarkable results that stand the test of time.

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