Our design approach is framed around entering into a dialogue with our client and with the project’s site and context. This allows each of our projects to evolve from its own particular combination of aspirations and site specific drivers.
We view architecture as both a visual and a tactile medium making our “experience” of buildings and space integral to a building’s success. We develop our initial concepts through the exploration of materials and surfaces and their relationship to the structure of a building and strive to create buildings which sit well in their environments and enhance people’s experience of space and their surroundings.
Speculation and the testing of different ideas and materials is an important part of the way we approach design within our studio. There is never a single solution to a design problem. Challenging current thinking and experience and speculating on the future is important to creating buildings, which will cater to our evolving technologies, lifestyles and needs.
Collaboration is ingrained in our studio culture and is integral to gaining insight and knowledge into different disciplines and ways of thinking. We do this through collaborating with our clients; other architects; specialist sub consultants, builders and subcontractors.
Members of our practice are frequently published, and hold academic and teaching positions. We are also regularly called upon to share our research findings at industry conferences.
We are continuously updating our knowledge utilising the most current and
innovative technology and CAD software. Our office has been working in a BIM environment for over fourteen years. Each of our projects is fully documented in 3-D allowing for full visualisations and fly throughs at each phase of the project. Our building model is “live” throughout the design process from sketch design through to the end of construction.