At Growthmedia.co, we get a chance to work with some of the world’s best architects and industrial designers from around the globe.

Through out the years, we had the opportunity to dig into many conversations with our clients about their pains and frustrations with design projects and we found that one of the most confusing aspects has been understanding how revisions work.

To be clear, most aren’t confused about what a revision is, but rather what constitutes a revision within the design process itself – what do designers consider a revision and what is more than a revision?

The answer is [of course]it depends.

There is no guideline or industry standard in the design world that governs what defines a project revision, what’s more than a revision, and how much revisions should cost. However, we can tell you about our revision policy and how we go about them.

So let’s start with our definition.

What’s a revision?
Revisions are defined as any adjustment(s) made to your design, say a rendering, after the release of your first finished draft. In the context of revisions, this would be the first complete 3D rendering issued.

For the sake of simplicity, I’ll stay consistent with using 3D renderings as an example to help explain the process – though the same principles are considered when we create other designs.

A common example of a request for changes of a interior rendering may be to replace a piece of furniture, change the color of the walls, and add decorations.

However a request to change the entire agreed upon style of furniture for the room (from modern style to a classic style), or a change of room type (a bedroom to an en-suite or an studio space) would not be considered a revision but rather a separate work order because the amount of time required to make all of these changes would be similar to that of starting a new project. 

Because changes would take more than 40% of the time originally spent  to create the original, the changes would incur additional costs.

How do I know when a change will be within the scope of a revision?

In short, we will tell you before the changes are made if the requested changes will exceed the scope defined above.

Each revision is treated individually based on the volume of changes requested.

We try to be as generous as possible with revisions and adjustments so that you are always happy with the results and you are getting the maximum value on your 3D renderings.

But in general, each change request is unique to the project and has to be evaluated individually.

Here are some examples of revisions: