OUR APPROACH

We're clear, straightforward and open to work with. We have a strong reputation for forging collaborative relationships with our clients. We use a flexible methodology, not a fixed regime. We provide a full range of architectural services from initial briefing and feasibility studies to Practical completion and aftercare. Our service can be tailored to suit our clients' specific requirements or expanded to embrace single point service for appropriate projects. Some of what we can offer is listed below.

Urban Design and Masterplanning

We create a true sense of place.

Strategies are developed through our understanding of the conflicts inherent in different uses and tenures. Our investigation of the historic topography means that permeability is inherent in building layouts.

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Space Planning and Interior Design

We do more than satisfy purely functional criteria.

Our experience covers Manufacturing to Education, Office to Leisure.

It is based on Creativity and Market knowledge and supported by a clear understanding of client needs and use of talented individuals.

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Procurement and Delivery.

We advise on and participate in all forms of procurement route. Services range from the traditional full production drawing - tender – contract administration through to Employers Agent or novated architect on design and build contracts. We promote collaborative working within program constraints and contractual obligations.

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Conservation

Pragmatic intervention can save historic features and secure a sustainable future and use for historic buildings. We have considerable experience working with all grades of listed and historic buildings. Working with our accredited Conservation architect we use this expertise on refurbishment schemes as well as conservation projects.

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Sustainability

At DLG we take a holistic view to sustainable design and understand the importance of integrating environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability throughout all aspects of our work. This approach forms an inherent strand within our DNA, However on certain projects a more in depth approach to sustainable design is required, and we are able through our in-house sustainability team to provide a more comprehensive service such as Passivhaus Design.

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3D Modelling and Animation

3D Modelling is an integral part of the design process at DLG - allowing exploration of townscape and building form. From BIM to simple animations mean that design can be truly collaborative. Realistic images promote involvement and make consultation a meaningful exercise.

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Value through Design

We understand the requirement for feasibility studies to evolve the brief and for market testing. Our work does realize intangible benefits such as user satisfaction and respect from the community as well as commercial success. At DLG this is true for the simplest building through to complex master plans.

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