Since 2010 that Ben Adams Architects have been creating beautiful, award-winning architecture. Their projects are executed with skill, using functional and innovative design by their passionate team.
Their clients are often market leaders in their industries: Derwent London, The V&A, Phillips de Pury, First Base, The Science Museum, Great Portland Estates…each name will resonate with those in their industry. Great clients demand clear working methods to understand how a project will unfold and how the design process works.
At the beginning of a project they work closely with each client to understand their needs and aspirations, along with their profile and ‘key messages’. They look at how to meet client’s needs and contribute to their public profile through good design and forward thinking.
They acknowledge that clients need flexibility to meet changing briefs, along with careful design development and a certain amount of commercial acumen. They like to keep options open as long as they are needed through clear communication and a well led design team. Client needs and aspirations change, and they understand how to respond positively to change to move projects forward.
Project constraints come from the budgets, timescales, the planning process, legislation and funding bodies. They all need to be balanced and understood for a project to continue. They work with the best consultants in the industry to make sure the whole team understands how to use constraint to make better architecture through design excellence.
A project doesn’t end when the keys are handed over and the practical completion documents are signed.
A project normally has a 1 year defects period, after which the contractor is required to come back to make good any defects which may have occurred over the course of the year. It is quite common for small cracks or defects to appear as the building settles through the seasons and goes through a complete heating and cooling cycle. They will return to site and inspect the building with the contractor and ensure any latent defects are remedied before the final retention is released.
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