Wp 1 step install on sub-domain

I am just exploring wordpress. I need to design a site in wordpress for a group whose domain is now hosted and live by a local arts hosting site. Can I design a site w/word press using the one step install under a sub-domain at one of my domains that i own and that is hosted at dreamhost? …and then just use “redirect” code from the live site to this wordpress sub-domain site that i design here?
The site really can’t be down and there is a very important event coming up.

There shouldn’t be a problem with you doing that. Be sure you use the custom install of WP though so you can edit the templates and what not.

Thank you! worked like a dream!