Updated November 2022
Drafters participate in every stage of the design and construction process. They work closely with architects, engineers, and builders to map out schematics and blueprints—and follow projects throughout construction, ensuring they stay true to the original concept.
While every project is unique, architectural firms typically follow a widely recognized sequence of steps when planning, conceptualizing, and implementing designs.
In this post, we break down these five phases of architectural design and explain the part drafters play at each stage to help bring design concepts to life.