Bureau69 Architects

Our design process is focused listening the clients needs, aspirations, budget and timeline.

Through a continuous dialogue and interaction with the client we produce sketches, mood boards, floorplans, CGI images, detailed and technical drawings to offer a clear presentation of the project and all the specifications to achieve the highest construction quality.

OUR METHOD

We work closely with consultants, builders, professional craftsmen, suppliers, and installers in order to deliver the right information during each phase of the project and to achieve a final high standard.

Once the solution is agreed, the project will be developed and all the technical documents produced for the purposes of receiving accurate quotations and building. For a better understanding we describe the main phases of the process that take into account RIBA’s publications: “RIBA plan of work 2020” and “Working with an architect for your home”.

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Bureau69 Architects, and the collaborative network team, can assist you during each phase of your project from the feasibility study to completion.

Our method follows four main phases which take into account the main milestones of the project. Within each phase detailed below, we briefly describe our services and what you can achieve.

Each project requires specific services and consultancy, and a quantity of documents that depend on the complexity of the project, on the constraints of the area, and on many other factors that will be taken into consideration at the time of the briefing and the final agreement.

Below a practical example that shows the process for a residential development project that Bureau69 Architects delivered in the U.K. (picture above), and which was selected for innovative design at the British Homes Awards.

PHASE A

BRIEF AND CONCEPT DESIGN

This is the most important phase and where Bureau69 can add real value. Your architect will undertake some preliminary appraisals to assess the options and feasibility of the project. This can range from a sketch design solution to a full feasibility study and will enable you to decide on the best way forward. We will identify the need for any approvals and other consultants, most commonly a structural engineer.  

[RIBA Plan of Work STAGE 0/1 – Preparation and Brief] 

Using the initial project brief Bureau69 will develop outline proposals. Your architect will present a number of initial concepts for you to choose from, and will also liaise with local planners as a priority. The final design brief should reflect your aspirations and provide you the final project. Our aim is to add value at your property and improve the quality of life.

[RIBA Plan of Work STAGE 2 – Concept design]

PHASE B

DEVELOPED DESIGN AND PLANNING

We will spend more time at this stage transforming ideas into something that can be built. This includes coordinating the work of other consultants into the designs. Once agreed the most suitable option our team will develop the design and produce a package of drawings and documents. At the end of this stage the project will then be submitted for planning approval, and other consents, ifrequired.

[RIBA STAGE 3 – Developed design]

PHASE C

DETAILING AND TENDER

Obtained the planning permission, our team will prepare the technical drawings and a specification and/or a schedule of works that will be used to price the tender and construct the building. Your architect can then invite and appraise tenders from builders and administer the building contract on your behalf.

[RIBA STAGE 4 – Tecnhical design]

PHASE D

CONSTRUCTION AND HANDOVER

Throughout the construction phase we will administer your contract with the builder, carry out regular inspections, deal with queries, instruct any additional work required, monitor progress on site, keep track of cost, value the works and certify payments due to the builder.

[RIBA STAGE 5 – Construction]

When the project is ready to handover your architect will make a final inspection and certify completion. Bureau69 Architects will be available after handover and during any defects period to arrange for certifying the final payment.

[RIBA STAGE 6 – Handover]

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