SJM Planning praise Archicad

SJM Planning is a planning consultancy based in Kent. The studio works primarily on residential projects including home extensions, new build properties, and office to residential conversions, in addition to projects in the agriculture, equestrian and fisheries industries. How the extended trial helped SJM Planning George Bryant of SJM Planning explained that by receiving the extended... more

Unsworth Architects make the switch to Archicad

Tim Unsworth set up Norwich-based Unsworth Architects in 2018. Specialising in listed building extensions and conversions, Tim works alongside a team of freelance architects and technicians and has recently made the switch to using Archicad. Unsworth Architects on making the switch Tim explained that he had been using Autodesk software - namely Revit and Autocad. Prior to setting up... more

Metric Design Architecture turn to Archicad

Architectural technologist Daniel Poole set up Metric Design Architecture in 2020 amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. To date, the practice has specialised in residential extensions, new build housing for developers and small-scale commercial projects. Metric Design Architecture turn to Archicad Previously employed at Quattro Design, Daniel had instigated the practice's switch to... more

HLM – Delivering Healthcare in BIM

HLM Architects Glasgow studio approached the task of designing a landmark scheme for the Royal Hospital of Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, which offers 1,800 rooms across 50,000 square metres. The £150M Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences is set to bring the distinct services of the Children and Young People's... more

Lime Architecture doubles productivity with Archicad

Andrew Evans, founder and director at Lime Architecture, states from experience that an upfront, detailed BIM model saves time, stress and money in the long term and the duration of a project. There was a time where Andrew counted himself firmly within the BIM sceptic camp. With a project history of mainly small to medium scale residential renovations, BIM seemed more hassle than it... more

Maber – Education and Skills Funding Agency

Established in 1983, Maber is an award-winning practice with offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, London and Birmingham. Transforming three secondary schools for 21st century education Secondary education is a fundamental time of life, however those who also have to endure this time in a decaying and poorly insulated building, this can only add unnecessary pressure and stress for... more

Our Housing Design Awards shortlist favourites

With the Housing Design Awards recently announcing their shortlist for this years awards, we decided to take a look through and share our personal favourites. Launched in 1948, the Housing Design Awards are the only awards promoted by all five major professional institutions - RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and CIAT. ID Partnership Northern - Gresham,... more

Constructive Thinking refurbish Hallmark Hotels

Constructive Thinking was contracted to refurbish several of Hallmark Hotels’ properties. Not content with standard refurb workflows, the practice devised an ingenious, time-saving process to speed up the project and dramatically cut revenue loss for Hallmark. Constructive Thinking use Archicad to speed up the refurbish process With Hallmark’s hotels spanning a vast range of... more

Brunel University – Penoyre & Prasad

Award-winning, London-based studio Penoyre & Prasad were asked to design a new Learning and Teaching Centre for Brunel University in London, to encourage peer-to-peer and team-oriented learning. Brunel University: Designing flexible learning spaces fit for the future The original Brunel University Lecture Centre, designed by Richard Sheppard and John Stillman, was completed in... more

HLM – University of Sheffield Social Sciences Building

HLM Architects won a competitive bid by offering a remarkable design in reply to a brief to create a world-class facility for the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Social Sciences. HLM design a world-class building for academic excellence Making up over a third of the total student population with 11,000 in the sector, The University of Sheffield holds the Faculty of Social... more