Once the Master Planning phase has been completed and the appropriate program and target budget has been established for a Phase 1 project, the Pre-Construction Phase begins. Vital to the ultimate success of the project, MG+A manages the design process with a control budget throughout, ensuring that the project meets the client’s needs and budget. Pre-Construction progresses through the following primary phases:


  • Program confirmation
  • Multiple options developed (rough sketches and single line diagrams)
  • 3D study massing models
  • Control budgeting
  • Preliminary project schedule


  • Structural / Building systems engineered
  • Building materials, color schemes, interior finish selections
  • Specialty consultant design (AVL, acoustics, etc)
  • Project budget progression

Construction Documents

  • Final design and specialty consultant coordination
  • Permit Drawings complete for submission
  • Detailed Project Schedule
  • Project buy-out / GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price)

The project design team includes Architectural & Interior Design, Structural/Civil Engineering, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) Engineering, Fire Protection and AVL/Acoustical Design. MG+A utilizes a strong core of experienced and creative architectural and engineering firms located throughout the southeast. Each design team is selected for a given project based off of the best fit for the specific client’s program, needs and style.

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