"The fundamental start to every project is listening to the client. And that means not just taking the brief as given but drilling into it to establish the real needs of the client"
"Before rushing into a design process a number of issues need careful consideration such as site conditions, planning restrictions and, most importantly how to meet a client’s budget expectations"
"We design buildings; the ‘design’ itself isn’t the end product – the building both functionally and aesthetically is. Design is just the process."
"We must communicate our design solutions clearly to the client and our technical requirements at tender stage clearly to the builder; neither are mind-readers!"
"Buildings are produced by teams of Contractors and Consultants and one of the roles of the Architect is to manage that process and check that proper standards are being adhered to by those who bear responsibility for building."