HOW WE WORK
Building projects go through a series of clear stages – from initial client meetings and site visits, design and documentation, through to construction and post-occupancy review. As architects, we are responsible for managing the whole process. This includes managing the wider project team of consultants and contractors, and the programme, to ensure the project runs smoothly and on time.
We make sure you understand all the stages and enjoy the process. We are great communicators and will ensure you understand the solution, so you can make informed decisions as we progress through the project.
DELIVERING ON TIME AND TO BUDGET
We are focused on delivering every project on time and to budget and have an excellent track record in achieving these results. We document our buildings to a very high standard, with thorough and complete drawings, specifications, programmes, and contracts. This approach removes ambiguity and ensures the Territorial Authorities and Contractors can fully understand the scope and detail of the works. The quality of documentation directly affects time frames and costs, so we ensure what we provide is appropriate for your project.
A STRONG TEAM
We are team players who work closely with our clients and consultants to deliver the design requirements. Our staff are well trained, experienced and highly skilled in their work, and are empowered to make decisions and take actions to ensure that the project is completed to the highest standard.
VISUALISATION AND TECHNOLOGY
The key to the design process is seamless communication with all parties. We make sure ideas can be shared and visualised for maximum insight and understanding, and we employ a number of technologies to communicate and assist in the design process.
ArchiCAD software is our principal design and documentation platform. This tool allows us to integrate all of the design and technical aspects into one co-ordinated model, which in turn enables you to explore your virtual building in real time. Combining the ArchiCAD virtual model with our Virtual Reality System takes visualisation and understanding to the next level.
SHARING FILES WITH CONSULTANTS
As leaders in the use of IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) for transferring files between different design authoring software, we are able to transfer 3D building data to external consultants – even if they are using different software platforms. Collaboration is made easier and the potential for errors is reduced.
The systems we have developed and the technology we employ allow us to work remotely from the project location (nationally and internationally), while still maintaining the collaborative relationships required.
VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM
Using the Virtual Reality headset and controllers allows you to navigate through the virtual CAD model. The technology is an impressive alternative to traditional drawings on paper or images on screen, where it lets you experience a three dimensional environment to give a realistic sense of scale and depth, while freely exploring the design inside and out.