is also called Schematic Design or Preliminary Design. The Concept Design Phase implies the transition from the design concept to the actual realization of a building.
In this phase design concepts will be sufficiently developed in detail so the client is able to evaluate the feasibility of a project or the development potential of a site, or even to select the best conceptual approach.
This stage of a project is carried out to minimize the likelihood of error, manage costs, assess risks, and evaluate the potential success of the intended project.
The Concept Design Phase is likely to include the following tasks: