Croft Architecture Spotlight presentation

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Spotlight presentation made at the Stoke First Friday BforB Meeting 14th October 2011 about Croft Architecture's business activities - architect to the stars

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Croft Architecture Spotlight presentation

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  2. 2. Who are Croft Architecture?<br />Carl Croft BAHonsDipArch RIBA<br />1998 - Leicester School of Architecture – Degree in Architecture<br />2001 - Architectural Assistant (Part 1) at Hulme Upright and Partners<br />2002 - LSA - Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture<br />2004 - Architectural Assistant (Part 2) at Hulme Upright and Partners<br />2005 - Admitted to the Architects Register and became RIBA Chartered<br />Became lead Architect to Leek Office of Hulme Upright<br />2007 - Joined KBA Architects, Stafford.<br />2008 - Became Associate Architect of KBA Architects.<br />2009 - Established Croft Architecture Limited.<br />
  3. 3. Who are Croft Architecture?<br />Joseph Boyce MCIAT – Architectural Technologist<br /> Landscape Architect<br /> Urban Designer<br />Alan McGowan Architect - Architectural Consultant<br /> Specialism in Care Villages<br />Karen Shufflebotham – Admin Assistant<br />
  4. 4. Who do we work with?<br />
  5. 5. What do we do?<br />Architecture…<br /> but what is architecture?<br />In the words of Vitruvius…<br />Firmness or structural integrity and durability.<br />Commodity or spatial functionality, fulfilling its purpose.<br />Delight means that the building is not only aesthetically and visually pleasing, but also lifts the spirits and stimulates the senses.<br />
  6. 6. Example: Building<br />Lets look at two <br />examples:<br />An office<br />A sewage <br />pumping station.<br /><ul><li>Firmness 
  7. 7. Commodity
  8. 8. Delight?</li></li></ul><li>Architecture: a sewage pumping station<br />
  9. 9. The Process<br /> Does the project have legs?<br /> Preliminary Advice<br /> What does the client want?<br /> What does the client need?<br /> First response to initial brief.<br />
  10. 10. The Concept<br />
  11. 11. The Process<br /> Does the project have legs?<br /> Preliminary advice.<br /> What does the client want?<br /> What does the client need?<br /> First response to initial brief.<br />Develop the designs and all drawings to<br />submit for planning application.<br />Performance specifications.<br />SE calcs, SBEM, drainage layouts etc.<br />Compliance with building regulations A to P.<br />
  12. 12. Design Development<br />
  13. 13. The Process<br />Product & general arrangement<br /> specifications for contractors’ prices.<br />
  14. 14. Production Information<br />
  15. 15. Production Information<br />
  16. 16. Production Information<br />
  17. 17. Production Information<br />And 34 Other drawings including:<br /><ul><li>Door schedule
  18. 18. Window Schedule
  19. 19. Roof Plan
  20. 20. Roof and Gutter Details
  21. 21. Finishes Schedule
  22. 22. Internal Glazing Details
  23. 23. Fixture Details
  24. 24. Benching details
  25. 25. Interior Joinery Details</li></li></ul><li>The Process<br />Product & general arrangement<br /> specifications for contractors’ prices.<br />Compiling and issuing all information for pricing.<br />Invite contractors, liaise and report on tenders.<br />Get the contractor going - set out rules to site<br /> and contract (contractor and client).<br />Administer the contract, provide any further information. Review specialist documentation.<br /> Arrange rectification of defects. Final Account.<br /> Assist clients with initial occupation period.<br /> Review of building performance in use.<br />
  26. 26. Completion<br />
  27. 27. Our Services<br />Architecture<br /><ul><li>Feasibility Studies
  28. 28. Strategic site planning
  29. 29. Planning advice / applications
  30. 30. Project management
  31. 31. Party Wall advice and notices
  32. 32. Employer’s Agent
  33. 33. Interior Design
  34. 34. Building control information and applications
  35. 35. Lead Consultant and Contract Administrator</li></ul>Landscape Architecture<br /><ul><li>Planting designs
  36. 36. Hard landscaping
  37. 37. Contract management</li></ul>3D Visualisation<br />Urban Spaces<br />CDM<br />Quantity Surveying<br />
  38. 38. The benefits of Croft Architecture to our clients<br /><ul><li>Projects delivered start to finish on time and on budget.
  39. 39. Thoughtful, good quality, low energy, durable and flexible designs.
  40. 40. Management of consultants; a single point of expert adviceto co-ordinate entire project.
  41. 41. This saves the client time to work on their business.
  42. 42. Management of, and advice on client risks, financial, legal, insurances.
  43. 43. Create value through design maximising investment, creating firmness, commodity AND delight!
  44. 44. Creative problem solving.
  45. 45. For Architecture to be part of, and assist business / institution.</li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />

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