We provide architectural services to a diverse range of clients, working from preliminary feasibility and master-planning stages through to the completion of built structures. Whatever the scale of project, we always seek to ensure that our work is uniquely refined and of the highest quality.
The size and structure of chadwickdryerclarke ensures that the practice directors are integral to project development at all design stages. We believe that it is our combination of experience and creativity that forms our core value.
We approach each project with an open mind and without preconceived architectural agendas. Working in close partnership with our clients and wider stakeholders, we work hard to clarify the core needs and aspirations of any project at its outset. For us, the design process is a constant dialogue with the client, and the success of any project greatly depends on this open relationship. Our core skills lie in our ability to test pre-conceptions, turn constraints into opportunities, and assimilate our clients’ briefs into a coherent and exciting design concept. We really enjoy the design process, and we want our clients to enjoy it too.
We use 3D computer software, models and hand-drawn sketches to communicate our ideas throughout the design process. This is an iterative process of feedback and refinement, and at all stages the design proposals are tested against the project brief and set parameters such as cost, flexibility, and client aspirations.
Collaboration with other consultants, contractors, local authorities and specialists is also likely to be required in the design development of any project. Our knowledge-base allows us to consider and work with this external expertise to adjust the efficiency of the design. All of this input is ultimately coordinated into a package of clear, coordinated information.
Good environmental design must be considered holistically at the very earliest design stages and with the health and wellbeing of the building occupants a primary consideration. We believe that sustainability does not just relate solely to low-energy use: the most sustainable solutions generally allow the building to flex and adapt with its occupants over time.
Understanding the flexibility expectations of the client is again a key aspect of our early design processes. Chadwick Dryer Clarke believes that any design solution must focus closely upon the comfort of the occupant, and maintain that comfort by minimal means.
Our knowledge of construction techniques and building contracts allows us to engage with construction projects either on a Design-and-Build basis (in partnership with a contractor), or as a contract administrator. We remain committed to our designs, and we will continue to work closely with contractors and clients throughout the construction process to facilitate a high-quality build.