Engaging with multiple stakeholders across a variety of community projects, we’ve seen first-hand what a valuable contribution considered design makes. We love helping groups navigate through challenging projects with fundraising and planning constraints and have used advancements in 3D representation to engage all sectors of the community. Informed consideration of spacial planning, choice of materials and daylight, have enabled us to create architecture that can transform their environment giving the local community a sense of pride and ownership.
Yes, we have worked with many community groups and charitable organisations. Our project experience varies from a community centre project for Poole Communities Trust, a garden centre centred around the use of therapeutic horticulture, new housing for ex-service veterans and their families for Bournemouth War Memorial Homes, and a new gym and improvements to leisure facilities for BH Live.
It is key that you define your brief prior to meeting an architect. You will want to ensure the company sits well with your ethos and values and it is key that you meet them. You will be working closely and will form a close working relationship with your architect, so this is vital. You could employ an architect initially to assist you with your brief and a feasibility study for your project or engage them for the whole process.
You can demonstrate to all stakeholders that you have selected the right architects for your project by tendering for architectural services. The criteria of your decision making could include the architectural fees, and quality of the practice based on their completed projects, added value, referees and experience of the key personnel.
Yes, we approach every project with the same enthusiasm and commitment. Our smallest project to date had a build cost of circa £135,000.00, extending to over £2m for a community centre. We have worked on some projects at very early stages where our work has been instrumental in the fundraising process and we know organisations that can help you with this process.
We have worked with a variety of stakeholders and councils on some of our community and education projects. These include Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Poole, Wiltshire, as well as some boroughs within London.