Having gained over ten years architectural experience in the construction industry working for two AJ Top 100 practices in London, in 2018 we established AV Studio Architects – an emerging creative design-led architectural studio.
The ethos of our Studio is to listen carefully to our clients, to fully uncover the brief, to design with passion and rigour, and to provide considered, quality, design-led architecture that responds to the People, the Brief, and the Context.
We pride ourselves on offering the best possible service for our clients, ensuring we respond to your requirements throughout the design and construction process.
Having worked for top UK practices managing the design and construction of Residential, Educational, and Commercial projects ranging from small scale to multi-million pound schemes, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the design and construction process. AV Studio Architects specialises in Residential and Mixed-Use, but our broad range of experience allows us to work across multiple sectors.
We have advanced knowledge in a range of modern design tools including Building Information Modelling (BIM). We offer 3D visuals and animations to help explain the design to our clients and to planning departments. We are also passionate about the art of hand drawn sketches and other techniques such as model making and material boards, we use a range of media throughout the process to help inform the design.
The services we can offer throughout the various stages of a project are outlined below.
Concept Design and Feasibility
We will have an initial meeting to begin unwrapping the brief and discuss ideas. We carry out detailed site analysis and instruct site surveys if required. We research Planning Policy and begin to develop informed and considered design ideas and options for discussion. We also advise of any other consultants that may be required during the planning process.
The Planning Process
We work closely with the Local Authority and Local Communities to develop a design that is likely to achieve the best possible planning consent. We are experienced in complex planning processes involving multiple stakeholders, and are skilled in designing projects that respond to the various requirements whilst ensuring we adhere to the project brief.
Technical Design and Building Regulations
We produce a detailed and coordinated design package which can be used for contractors to price from, and to submit for Building Regulations approval. At this stage we always work in BIM – however small the project – to coordinate the details in 3D prior to construction work beginning on site, this helps simplify the construction process.
We produce working drawings that can be used for construction on site. We are passionate about the detail of the design, and it is at this stage we ensure the details provide an aesthetically beautiful architectural solution that is technically achievable. We can oversee the contractor on site, attend site meetings, and administer JCT Contracts on smaller projects if required.
We understand the budget is of paramount importance to a successful project. We therefore work closely with the client from the beginning of the project to help understand the budget, and we continuously review costs throughout the process. We can also work closely with our clients preferred contractors to ensure cost effective design solutions, whilst maintaining architectural quality.
If you would like to know any more information or would like a friendly, no-obligation chat about your project, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.