The common denominator in analysis of commercial buildings is that they are all about serving a business purpose in one form or another.
Understanding business intent and how to operationalize it into building form is what strategic planning and architectural commercial design is about. This is not a simple matter as operational goals must be accompanied by metrics. The question of measurement must then be established early for both the business objective/goals and the building in order to create a road map towards high performance for the building structure.
You see, SP is all about architecture supporting business through integration of organization and technology. This is how SP distinguishes itself from other organizations. At SP, the steps involved in creation of commercial building blue prints include:
• Investigations and Discovery
• Planning and Conceptualization
• Schematic Design
• Design Development
• Construction Documents