The same thinking applies at the larger scale of infrastructure, whether that is a metro system, an airport, a city centre or a regional plan. Design in that sense is all-embracing, ranging from the functional and environmental performance of a building to a concern for its physical and cultural context, also it is a concern for the 'poetic' dimension, such as we find in the modeling and sculpting of spaces by natural light.
demographics and the hidden systems that influence the built environment, from the property market to underground infrastructure. The team draws on a comprehensive body of data to inform the design process. Many of their tools are custom-made, including a touch-screen system that allows users to collaborate in a particular environment, testing the impact of different configurations on pedestrian activity. By analyzing trends influencing cities today, they help us to create communities for the future
We begin with building an understanding of a client's needs and the way in which a room, or sequence of spaces will be used. Our interior design team has created interiors that span the spectrum from private houses to office towers; from art galleries to industrial buildings. The quality of light, the choice of materials, the use of color, and the selection of furnishings and works of art are coordinated as part of the overall scheme; and each element involves the same process of questioning and refinement as the building itself.
They work with the architects as an integral part of the design team from conception to completion. The engineering team can provide a full service, or offer strategic input at key stages in the design process when working with independent consultants. By challenging one another to explore new structural and creative possibilities in this way, we are able to make contemporary design solutions that are economical, beautiful and sustainable.
look at how they fit together three-dimensionally and explore how spaces relate to each other. Our Design Communications and Visualization teams work with the architects to produce everything from hand-drawn sketches to computer renderings, animations and motion graphics. As well as creating still images for use in exhibitions, publications and the press, they are able to script, storyboard, score and direct short films - all of which can help a client to understand the essence of a project at its earliest stages.
The Project Management group provides in-house management expertise, The group's activities include sub-consultant, budgeting and cost management; programmer and resource management; contract management and administration. They can also provide an independent project-management service, helping clients and multi-disciplinary teams around the world to define, plan, monitor and deliver a project on time, within budget and to the highest quality.