How do I compile a brief?
The ultimate success of your project depends on the quality of your brief describing clearly the requirements and functions of your building.
You should ask your architect to assist you in preparing a final brief.
What I will need to know:
Your design style: are you looking for a design in keeping with the existing building?
Do you want a contemporary or high-tech design?
Are you concerned about having a sustainable or ecological design?
Your reasons for embarking on this building project: what activities are intended for it?
Your authority: who will be making the decisions about the designs, costs and day-to-day matters when the project is underway?
Your overall expectations: what do you hope to achieve by this project – a more comfortable place for you to live in?
At the initial meeting, I will listen to your intentions and create a brief, addressing not only design aesthetics, but also the function of your building. Timings and budgets for your project will be defined at an early stage and only after you have approved initial sketches will the ideas be developed further.