Hi all,

A quick question:

Is pre-design ( programming, feasibility study) regarded as part of the design phase?



Hi Haifeng,

That’s a great question - @heatherrivera do you know?

Hi Haifeng,

I hope this finds you well.

Programming and feasibility studies are supplemental and additional services. You can check out Article 4 in the AIA B101 for a list of supplemental services. Programming is considered pre-design so no, it is not part of a design phase. If you want to read a bit more about it, the Whole Building Design Guide has this fairly quick read on it (that I happen to find interesting): WBDG Programming

Hope that helps!
Heather Rivera, NCARB

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Thank you so much and it is very helpful! Best, Haifeng