Preliminary Design is the first phase of the design process. A Project Manager is assigned to the project and will coordinate a series of meetings with Users and the Design Team for information gathering. Users communicate specific needs/requirements and the Design Team will do field investigation regarding the layout of the existing areas in question including building systems and their impact on the project. The Design Team generates schemes based on information gathered from Users and their field investigation. Schemes will be reviewed by all stakeholders and refined accordingly. This phase of the project defines the design parameters and the overall layout.