Our involvement in a project can begin at any time - the brief and site may be unknown but the need for a building exists - or a site may be under consideration and we are asked to identify development opportunities.

In every case we work closely with the client to examine the feasibility of various options. Our proposals are informed by a close analysis of the site, taking in factors such as the environment, architectural context, local planning policy, and other site specific parameters which we look to discover at the earliest opportunity.

Our work at this stage is characterised by rapidly generating and analysing options, which can be accurately costed and appraised before selecting a design for further development. We work using a combination of freehand sketching, physical modelling, CAD and 3D software.