Architect-led Construction Management. An integrated building design and construction process.
Space planning and curriculum development for education buildings. A complete education management system.
The design of education buildings. An exploration of new environmental, sustainable and energy standards.
Planning, design & development of education facilities.Master planning, design and phased development of teaching facilities, laboratories, libraries, sports halls, and performance spaces for primary, secondary and tertiary education and specialist teaching facilities.
Within the context of social, economic and environmental sustainability, e & e architects aim to design buildings in a responsible way.
Building construction and use account for up to 50% of CO2 emissions. The need for the Construction Industry to respond to some of the larger environmental issues of today, such as CO2 emissions and Global Warming is great. As architects, we believe that we are well placed to help bring about changes.
We aim for responsible material and component specification, considering all impacts during their lifecycle, i.e. during the manufacture, transportation, construction, maintenance and disposal.
We have the knowledge and the commitment to designing buildings in a more sustainable way. By integrating ecological building principles into a project from the onset, buildings can benefit in many ways. Thermal comfort, natural lighting, energy efficiency (and therefore cost), can be improved while creating healthy living and working conditions.
We can calculate SAP energy ratings, and produce sun-path diagrams and animations.
We stress the need for a life-cycle costing approach, and we are developing post-occupancy feedback tools to enable our clients to achieve the best value.
The practise has recently invested in new computer hardware and software to ensure that we are up to date with the latest technology. We are predominantly a Macbased office, but we also use PCs.
We use Vectorworks for 2D drawings as well as BIM, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp and Photoshop for presentations, 3D visualisations and animations, and produce in-house high-quality images and animations. Microsoft Office Suite is used for administration and for document management.
We have our own Quality Management system that has been developed in house, which provides a full suite of utilities for project and office management. As a RIBA Chartered Practice we also have access to the RIBA's Quality management toolkit.
Our library is extensive and is kept up-to-date and organised. Stocked with trade and technical literature, brochures, reference books, specialist documents and journals, we are able to keep abreast of developments across the construction professions and industry. Being a multi-lingual office (English, German, Turkish, Spanish and French) we keep documents in different languages.