For better collaboration between architect and client.
An important element of client-centric design is to communicate with the client where they are going with their project at every stage in the process. Preliminary sketches are a vehicle of such communication. Texas residential architecture firm Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc. develops quick, hand-drawn sketches that help the client visualize what they are getting and confirm if this is what they want as a desired outcome. These studies are rough, watercolor-like drawings and offer many concepts at the initial stage of the design process and lead to better collaboration between architect and client.