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With a depth of experience and an ability to create milestone projects that are aesthetically exciting, accessible, and highly functional, we as an architects and interior designers, we render services that require the application of art, science, and the aesthetics of design to the construction of buildings, including their components and the spaces around them, taking into account the safeguarding of life, health, property, and public welfare.

The firm specializes in providing its services across the full development cycle to create places of distinction. With projects around the country, ours is an idea-driven firm providing innovative customized business solutions and seamless delivery to clients in commercial, cultural, and governmental realms.
This often includes consultation, evaluation, planning and the provision of preliminary studies, designs, and construction documents; and may also include construction management. We have expertise in all aspects and important parameters of the building process. We will provide a complete architectural service from preliminary meeting through to completion of the finished building.

Typically this involves the following work stages:

Initial consultation and site appraisal

Feasibility studies and Preliminary design with costing

Outline design

Detailed Design

Space Planning

Planning Application

Construction drawings

Building Regulations application

Site inspections

Specifications and schedules of work

Project management

 
As part of our work we liaise with a number of sources of specialist advice. depending on the nature of the project these will include structural engineers, mechanical and electrical services engineers, quantity surveyors, planning consultants, arboricultural consultants, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, furniture designers, kitchen builders and a range of other specialist contractors and suppliers.
we provide direct, independent advice that will enable clients to run their construction project efficiently in achieving best value and high quality. we assists clients from the earliest stages of a project; in strategic decision-making, stakeholder consultation, design brief development, budget-setting, feasibility studies, procurement procedures and appraisals of design proposals.
 
initial consultation
at this meeting we discuss requirements for the project so that we can provide with a written fee proposal for our services. our fee structure may be based on a percentage basis, a fixed lump sum fee or a combination of these, depending on individual requirements.
 
site selection
at a point of need, we advise in selecting a site, such as soil conditions, services to the site etc. choosing an appropriate site can often reduce project costs.
 
sketch design
the sketch plan stage involves determining effective solutions in response to design brief. these drawings may include sketches, diagrams and other information to adequately explain the design. the sketch design process can involve a number of options that progressively lead towards a final design. it is during this stage that we advise what specialist consultants are required to assist in the completion of the project. these consultants may include surveyors, hydraulic engineers, town planners, traffic consultants, geotechnical engineers, landscape architects, and structural engineers.
 
contract documentation
the contract documentation stage involves the preparation of working drawings and the schedule of works suitable for obtaining building approval and for construction. the proposed drawings, which we expect to undertake during this stage, would vary depending on the type and extent of the project. a specification or schedule of works may also be used to describe aspects of the project, which cannot be adequately covered by the drawings.
 
colour co-ordination
this service involves the co-ordination of both the interior and exterior colours of the building in relation to the fixed-in-place items. furniture and window dressings are separate to this but can be included on request.
 
contract administration
during construction we can be engaged to administer the building contract. our role during construction would be to:
•  process any variations to the contract which may arise.
•  ensure the project is constructed in accordance with the contract documents.
•  determine practical completion and final certification.
 
design development
to achieve a very high degree of accuracy, all working drawings are prepared using latest computer aided drafting programs such as cad which enables easy transfer of files between consultants. internet and e-mail facilities are also utilized within the practice for rapid exchange of information with clients and consultants.
 
commercial interiors
behind our mission statement to 'deliver stylish, practical and affordable working environments' is an expert approach to office interior design, office construction and business interiors refurbishment that sets office projects apart from its competitors. our approach to business interior design, build and furniture is characterized by listening carefully to a client's office interior’s requirements and tailoring our services accordingly. strong management, rigorous processes and a highly skilled staff ensure that office interiors projects are carried out 'on brief, on time and on budget'.
our culture rewards hard work and excellence with increased responsibility and recognition. we recognize that certain office interior and retail interior projects require architectural design input and we are proud of our close partnership with many of the world’s leading commercial architects.
 

residential interiors
we are specialized in distinctive custom residential architecture. we believe that a house represents the most intimate relationship between humans and architecture; therefore, the process of designing a residence demands close communication between owner and architect. from defining the residential interior project objectives to completion and handing over, our stringent management systems ensure that the progress of each office interior and fit out project is constantly monitored, recorded and measured in compliance. our mission is to provide creative custom home design and drafting services to individual homeowners and residential developers.  after carefully listening to your aspirations for your new home, and confirming your preferred architectural style, we design a home based on your criteria and preferences.

 
business principles
•   we design clients’ dreams.
•   to save the client money, and more importantly.... time!
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to create a trusting relationship with our clients through personalized services, taking pride in our dedication, communication, and quality of work.
•   planning and attention to detail ensures that clients know what they are getting and how much it will cost.
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to create a custom designed project, tailored to fit the client's personal, functional, aesthetic, and budget conscious.
•   to be sensitive to our clients' program requirements, environmental conditions, and individual needs.
•   to do the work with greater speed with time bound program, accuracy and visual presentation.
•   to deliver to the client, to the best of our ability, 100% of what we promise, on time.
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