Making Great Architecture Simple
Laura is our Architectural Assistant she has been training in all things BIM and design and helps with surveys and drawing up existing layouts. She also ensures the jobs run as smoothly as possible by liaising with clients and consultants to create a smooth project process.
Laura has spent years living and running operations of a successful pool bar in Greece where she raised her family, both of these roles have transferable skills as she helps Phoenix navigate their projects through the planning and building regulations application processes.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys music and TV and socialising with friends, she has a particular fondness for 80s punk and rock and 90s pop/dance.
Laura - Architectural Assistant
Steven is our Architectural Leader who overlooks all jobs creating proposals for our valued clients based on over 22 years industry experience and a natural design instinct.
He has a first class degree in Architectural Technology and has worked for a wide variety of architectural firms such as Shepherd Construction and Carillion TPS on architectural projects ranging from 70k to 70 million.
He has realised over his career that assisting homeowners on developing their spaces is very rewarding and continues to develop a formula that aims to make this process as stress free as possible.
In his spare time Steven enjoys reading, music and mud obstacle runs!
Steven - Architectural Leader
Stage 1 - Deliberate
We keep things as simple as possible by splitting our service into four stages.
The first is the deliberation stage where we get to understand the project, the client and the client brief.
This stage also involves the liasion with 3rd party consultants such as the structural engineers and building control.
Stage 2 -
The second stage is the most exciting bit when our clients creations come to life, we use the latest in BIM software and 3D modelling software to create our clients dream spaces.
This will include a typical drawing package that is expected for any type of architectural design work, such as layout plans, elevations and site plan information.
We offer options for our clients to consider before finalising the drawing package with 3D images to show an artistic view of the building to ensure that it meets with the clients expectations.
Stage 3 takes the design package from stage 2 and enhance it with detailed design and specifications. This includes such elements as cross sections and specifications alongside more enhanced detailing of junctions.
This level of information ensures that the building regulations application has the best chance of success, or on smaller jobs a building notice may be the prefference. Either way this process results in the building inspector issuing a final building regulations certificate to show that the building meets all of the current building regulations at the time.
Stage 4 - Deliver
We can assist our clients from inception through to completion of their architectural journey, the deliver aspect, or stage 4, consists of processes that we can carry out to ensure the post design / building regulations stages run smoothly.
This could include the tendering of the project to obtain the best builder cost for the works, allowing our client the relief that this often tricky process is taken care of with the greatest of care.