From the beginning, we have pioneered a sustainable approach to design, through work that spans the spectrum from masterplans to detailed engineering designs. Our approach is sensitive to location and culture, often combining the latest advances in building technology with techniques drawn from vernacular tradition; and we harness the skills, enthusiasm and knowledge of integrated design teams, clients and communities to create inspirational environments.
By working together creatively from the start of a project, our engineers from various expertise’s combine their knowledge to devise integrated, sustainable design solutions. From appointment to completion, the design teams are supported by numerous in-house disciplines, including project management and a construction review panel. And to ensure consistency and personal service, the same core team sees a project through from beginning to end. The design process is reviewed regularly by the Design Board, and the practice is led by the Chairman and Directors.
The design of each project is reviewed regularly, both formally and informally, under the direction of the Design Board, which is led by founder and Chairman Eglan Flavien, Adrian Greenidge, Conrad Emmanuel and Winsbert Charles. The Design Board has full responsibility for design within the office.
While its involvement is important in the early, conceptual design phases, it ensures continuity and quality at every stage of a project, as well as encouraging the sharing of expertise across the project teams. The Design Board was created in the spirit of challenging and being challenged. It also plays an important role in stimulating research, as well as in arranging cross-disciplinary design workshops on various issues, such as urban design and sustainability.