Scottish Architect’s Award for Sustainable Design

Scottish architectural team , MAC Architects, has picked up two prestigious industry awards for their innovative and sustainable new build project at the Aberdeen Society of Architects (ASA) Design Awards. Headquartered in Newmachar, the RIAS chartered architects’ practice embraces the very latest 3D BIM software to design, present and delivers projects of all scales. Jonathan... more

Chadwick Dryer Clarke: Transition from AutoCAD to ARCHICAD

Chadwick Dryer Clarke based in Cambridge, are a team of architects and designers committed to excellence in architectural design and looked to implement a BIM workflow. The sectors they work in include residential, educational, retail and commercial. Their team is united by a passion for architecture and design, and this is supported by their knowledge-base and... more

The Bradford College – ARCHICAD 19 Signature Building

The Bradford College David Hockney Building’s design is centered around the College’s vision of creating a space that encourages and supports innovative forms of teaching and learning. Project background In 2008, the College embarked upon a comprehensive redevelopment strategy funded by the Learning and Skills Council. In 2009, the LSC withdrew the funds and the College was... more

BRP Architects Do It Again!

We are always happy to see one of our clients succeed, so we were delighted to see that users BRP Architects have done it again. Below is their post about their newest design in Worcestershire. As always, you can read the original here. brp architects are happy to have received very high praise for the new Health and Well being Campus, nearing completion at Worcester. The scheme which... more

Making Old Become New, and Efficient

Constructive Thinking Studio, based in Liverpool, is a design-led practice which has quality of design at the heart of its role. Very experienced in sustainable design the Practice is fully accredited Code for Sustainable Homes, On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (ONDEA), and advises on early-stage energy strategies. This project is the reinstatement of a pair of three storey... more

Faculty of Engineering Heartspace

The Engineering Heartspace project is the third phase of the University of Sheffield’s 15-year Faculty of Engineering Development Framework, established via a strategic Study undertaken by Bond Bryan during 2010. The project is designed to encourage communication and collaboration whilst providing a new identity and self-image for the faculty. This design is in the early stages of... more

Affordable PassivHaus

Using PassivHaus construction principles to create affordable, energy efficient homes. Axis Design Architects is a Birmingham based architect and urban designer firm with a reputation across the West Midlands as a leader in the field of social housing design and construction. We work on projects of all scales; from urban design and master planning, estate and neighbourhood... more

Rural Regeneration Centre

The Rural Regeneration Centre in Kent, designed using , is the UK’s First Certified Passivhaus Educational Building. The drive for sustainable architecture is pushing architects to develop designs that not only deliver on appearance but also take account of energy consumption, carbon emissions and operational costs. This requires the modelling of intricate detail, with sustainable... more

Combining Technology and Tradition

Traditional timber frames are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. With recent decades displaying a trend for modern, man made materials in the construction of buildings, we are now witnessing a counter movement in design tastes that favours more ‘traditional’ materials such as wood and natural stone. Traditional, however, does not mean low-tech – in fact, quite the... more

BIM interview with Tom Jacques of Jacques Partnership

“There is, quite possibly, a leveller playing field for practices of any scale  to play a meaningful role. If they’re able to step up to the challenge and embrace the new ways of working Tom Jacques, Jacques Partnership Q: Tell us a bit about the size and scope of Jacques Partnership Tom Jacques: We’ve been active since 2000. Much of our work is with existing and... more