Programming meeting with project principals
Planning begins with a programming meeting to determine all of the project requirements. Working closely with the vessel owner, naval architect or shipyard representative, we develop a complete understanding of the operational business model, crew culture, menus, offshore trip duration and mission goals for each vessel.
Developing initial conceptual programming and layouts
Once the project requirements and operational objectives are in place, we begin developing a variety of initial programming conceptual layouts. This process includes identifying all the functional areas required to meet the operational expectations for the space and assigning approximate square footages and perimeters for these areas.
Arriving at a preliminary / schematic design
Conceptual programming is translated into a preliminary / schematic layout drawing during this design stage. The schematic design identifies all the working and functional areas related to the food and beverage operational service areas. Functional areas are identified as they relate to other functional areas in order to validate the overall effectiveness of the operational flow. This layout also identifies and begins to quantify major equipment and sub-systems such as exhaust hoods, refrigeration systems and waste management systems.