Architectural practices employ different approaches for the setup of their team structure; each setup has advantages and disadvantages:
Architectural Studios – operate as individual organizations within the company. A single team manages the project throughout the entire cycle.
Specialized Teams – are most common in larger architectural practices. In these setups, the project is started by team “A”, and at a given point, usually when the conceptual design is finished, is transferred to team “B” for detailed documentation.
Dynamic Teams – are flexible groups that adjust to the project phases and requirements.