good design has value attached, not added
A good solution must offer value for money - yours and ours - so we always consider operational and maintenance costs in our designs.
We aim to earn our fee beyond completion and to surpass client and user expectation.
Value is not only about money so we work to create solutions that will please, and intrigue, well beyond the first impression.
buildings can 'fit in' and still 'stand out'
Creative solutions don't require a building to be the same as those around it.
We reference our designs in scale, materials, aspect, streetscape, and local history, to ensure that each solution suits its context.
We have a good track record of securing planning approval for contemporary designs on difficult sites.
we build for the future
Low energy design needn't be difficult if it's thought about from the beginning so our holistic approach always aims to maximise flexibility for the future.
We carefully consider construction processes & materials and balance these against ideology, climate, cost & legislation to create appropriate, sustainable energy, solutions. We anticipate change through adaptable design.
simple solutions aren't always obvious
When establishing a client/user brief and assessing the site, we look to interpret constraints as opportunities because design challenges aren't always obvious from the outset.
What initially appears to be a problem often becomes the catalyst for an inspired solution. We view the design process as our opportunity to stimulate and then exceed client expectations.
more choice, greater control
We know that 'process' is integral to a successful solution so we often manage difficult parts of the process away from the building.
Process and pre-fabrication technologies can bring flexibility and surprising gains to a project in terms of cost, programming and quality.
We have good experience in developing a built solution by realising appropriate and versatile construction processes.