IT Architectural Design

IT Architectural Design

IT Architectural Design

Most don’t know the difference between infrastructure architecture and Infrastructure design. Even for developers, the line is often blurry, and they can mix up elements of architecture patterns and design patterns. I want to simplify these concepts and explain the differences between design and architecture. Also, I will show you why it is essential to know a little bit about architecture and a lot of design and how important it is to architectural design.

The difference between architecture and design, or the architect and designer.

Typically, the design follows the architecture phase in a (new) infrastructure development process. While the architecture pertains to the “logical” and the concept of end need or desire, the design is “physical”, going down into the detail of the implementation technology.

Infrastructure describes the actual set of components that make up the system, while architecture describes the logic design of the elements and their relationships to one another. In a nutshell, a method is built on an infrastructure that has a particular architecture.

Micro-services Architecture

Micro-services architecture has become the most popular architecture in the last few years. It depends on developing small, independent modular services where each service solves a specific problem or performs a unique task and these modules communicate with each other through well-defined API or communication media to serve the business goal.

If you are a developer, it is essential for you to know what the solid principle is and how a design pattern should solve regular problems.

Here at Technology Infrastructure LLC we are experienced in all facets of technology infrastructure and offer services in all stages of the project development.

Core Architectural Design from the inception

Including the “logic” and end goals of the project, down through the specific physical layer of design detailing the functionality and purpose of each element and how it will interact with other aspects of the whole infrastructure.

Individual component Design

is detailing the physical, virtual, software, flesh-ware, and operational components and the proposed configuration needed to co-exist with the other elements of the infrastructure.

Design or Architectural Review 

We can get on board at any stage of your project to review your current plans and point our any issues or potential problems that may arise.  We can continue by redrafting or completing the existing design to make up a complete plan or consult to ensure the organized design from both an Architectural or design point of view.

Technology Infrastructure Design Process RCDD Certified RCDD

1. Preliminary Design Phase 25%

  • Develop a program of the clients’ requirements and a wish list
  • Establish a target budget & timeline for the entire project
  • Visit site to analyze opportunities and constraints, zoning, circulation, context, etc.
  • Prepare early schematic drawings to share with clients as 1st draft
  • Discuss “Big Practice Ideas”
  • Reality check the scope of budget

2. Schematic Design Phase 20%

  • Develop the established “Big Picture Concepts”
  • Early Site Plan, Floor Plans, and Exterior Elevations
  • Critical analysis of Preliminary Design Concepts, Timelines and budget
  • At this point client know enough to make “informed Decision” on design Concepts
    • Scope of work
    • Preliminary aesthetics & Budget
    • Client Approval to Proceed

3. Design Development Phase 40%

  • Future developed approved schematic design
  • Develop character & Features
    • Exteriors
    • Interior
    • Selections of marerials and equipment
    • Architectural details
    • Refinement of forms & function
  • Revisit budget
  • Client approval to proceed

4. Construction Document Phase 5%

  • Develop working drawings
  • Construction detailing and technical specifications
  • Site Plans
  • Floor plans
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Framing
  • Technical construction
  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical design
  • Technical Design
  • Specification of materials
  • Client approval to proceed

5. Bidding Phase 10%

  • Obtaining & evaluating bids
  • Preparing contract documents, drawings,  & specifications
  • Award contracts to contractors

6. Construction Administration

  • Periodic site visits
  • Process pay requests
  • Process shop drawings
  • Generally, monitor the requirements & the intent of the design are carried out to specifications
Items 4,5,6, Move on to Project Management