You have found the perfect location for your next retail outlet and the size and configuration of the site and building appear as though they will meet your needs. You may or may not have a conceptual plan…. Before making a lease commitment, let BKA assure you that the space is suitable for the intended use, meets codes and your current, and possibly, future needs. A Test Fit Study or Conceptual Plan Evaluation will help you reach the right decision.
A Test Fit Study simply checks that your program or prototype fits the site or the space. You may opt for a quick check that results in a block plan, or a more thorough check that focuses on how the functional adjacencies and processes will flow within the space.
A Conceptual Plan (or Sketch Plan) Evaluation checks quickly whether or not the program works with the site or space. If a conceptual plan does not exist, the development of a plan for one or more sites to determine whether or not there is a best fit.