We have a practical approach to design. First & foremost it must work! It should bring joy and comfort, be affordable but feel of high quality. We have no set solutions, design is a process of discovery which we like to explore with our clients with mutual respect and friendship along the way.
Revit and BIM
We use the latest software technology to develop, visualise, coordinate and manage our designs. Autodesk Revit is creating a buzz in the industry at the moment and we are ahead of the curve in its use. Stephen sits on the committee of the London Revit User Group (LRUG) and frequently presents at events and seminars. He spoke as a ‘Super User’ on behalf of Autodesk on a 12 day tour of South East Asia and Australia where he demonstrated how the innovative use of Autodesk software can provide a design edge.
We are experts in the use of a wide variety of programmes including: Autodesk Revit and 3ds Max; Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premier; and Google Sketchup. By integrating the strengths of each of these technologies we are able to create multi-media presentations which assist design development and marketing at the same time as producing fully coordinated accurate designs.
Revit is a powerful 3-dimensional design tool driven by a database at its core. Using Revit we can generate 3-dimensional visuals and walk-throughs to help communicate our proposals and produce coordinated designs far earlier than previously possible. We can export data from design options for environmental analysis and use the results to minimise both embodied energy and consumption. As the design develops the database can be harnessed to produce accurate schedules to assist with cost analysis and to provide data for decision making and brief checking.
Informed, sustainable design is what we deliver. We aim to optimise efficiency, reduce consumption and to enhance & sustain local communities, environments & habitats.
Our experience ranges from passive design solutions (ventilation, orientation & form) to bespoke BREEAM & ESTIDAMA assessments. We collaborate with leading research experts (using computational dynamic modelling) to intelligently inform design concepts. We analyse the whole life cycle of a building to identify the key factors which can help drive down its carbon footprint.
We develop tailored sustainability strategies for each project. We recommend establishing a local supply chain to support local communities whilst reducing transport, using recycled & recyclable products, and investing in modern construction methods which drive down waste.
Everyone has to do their bit for the environment but we think our experience means we can do more than most!