We feel it is essential to understand as much as possible about the aspirations of our clients. We understand that each appointment is different and introduces unique challenges to the team.
The Beginning of the Journey always begins with the Client
For over twenty five years we have interrogated and analysed the creative process in order to inform building design and its surroundings.
From the first ideas to the finished product, our design approach has always been fluid.
Challenges are only there to be overcome whilst navigating the project towards a successful outcome.
The Initial Phases of Design.
We always begin with a strategic approach to the clients brief. Location is paramount to the first steps of design. Our initial analysis revolves around context, topography and the immediate environment.
This is achieved through concept analysis in order to ascertain sun path, boundary conditions and site specific features that will affect the brief.
The building design is comprised of form and function. Understanding the client’s needs allow the most efficient design of flow though spaces. Sketches are shared in initial meetings to capture the vision of the building to be developed.
The Concept Stages
We model both physically and virtually to demonstrate a sense of space and place from which the seeds of the design philosophy begin. Client specific detail is incorporated and the architecture begins to take shape. Our 3D capability allows key stakeholders a view into and around the developing design and to become part of the design process by using Oculus Rift and 3D printing.
The Detail Stage
Good design is in the detail. We consider each junction and interface. A standard is not be the norm. Our ability to work with the design team via collaborative models within the Common Data Environment streamlines our delivery and brings fully co-ordinated projects to site quicker. Our full BIM capability can provide the client with full data package to plan, manage and maintain their building beyond the point of handover if so desired.
Delivery and Completion
Our continued involvement during construction stages ensures that the building delivered is identical
to the developed vision.