We believe that the best projects are created in a collaborative environment - whether between client, architect, specialist consultant or the community. Yet we also acknowledge and understand the need for responsive and strong leadership for all our work. Our teams are diverse in their skills and offer multiple strands of expertise. The understanding of a project gained through detailed and thorough briefing underpins our design strategies and informs all subsequent decisions taken during the technical development and realisation of the project.
The importance of communication on any project is understood - it is critical to record and disseminate all information effectively. A key component of this process involves consultant coordination and collaboration - to be effective this requires transparency and honesty, to ensure all team members understand the common vision and respond to project parameters. Informal communication between parties builds relationships and harnesses networks of skill and expertise that are inherent within any collaborative environment.
Starting with the development of the brief and conceptual framework, the architectural team works with the specialist consultants and often a project manager to develop the technical and strategic parameters for the realisation of the design concept. This realisation is always responsive to the client's needs and vision. We can offer a full range architectural design, documentation and contract administration services - with processes that are tailored to the specific delivery methodologies of each project. The practice has a specialised and highly regarded team of heritage specialists that understand the legislative and technical demands of projects with significant and demanding heritage constraints.
Management of the budget and cost control is fundamental to the successful delivery of any project. Through a cost reporting framework that measures the project at key milestones, the budget is prioritised and balanced. The effective use of funds must be measured against the project vision and goals. This is not a negative or limiting exercise - rather one of priority and value.
In our leadership position, we bring together the energy of a diverse group of professional designers and technical specialists with skill and passion. Together we challenge preconceptions both in the definition of the project and in the subsequent design phases - all with a degree of creative tension that leads to an architectural resolution of exceptional quality, rigour and passion.