Our approach is based on a strong, collaborative relationship between architect and client. We explore the client’s needs from every angle, and work side by side with the client to create a design built around those needs. We do not restrict ourselves to any particular style. Instead, we look at each new project from the client’s perspective and allow the design to grow from the nature of the site, the brief requirements and budget.
Our approach is also based on sound knowledge of construction techniques and technologies. Our experience in the construction industry ensures that our designs are practical, cost-effective and sustainable.
We believe the architect’s role is to guide the client through the development process, rather than create a design for them in isolation. Our designs are based on a comprehensive understanding of how people feel and behave in different spaces, as well as on aesthetic value. We believe the briefing stage of the project to be a vital part of the design process. It is here that the architect gains a clear understanding of the underlying needs as well as the immediate requirements.
Our scope of service extends across the whole development process:
You do not have to commit to the full scope of services. We can provide consulting advice on specific stages if required. In general, the earlier the architect is involved, the greater the potential to enhance cost-effectiveness through creative design.
We work with a wide range of other specialists, including structural engineers, quantity surveyors and energy, environmental and planning consultants to ensure that the client has access to quality services.
We normally charge the standard fees recommended by the Royal Institute of British Architects
In special cases, other fee arrangements can be agreed