07 December 2015
Having been at DLG for over 17 years, I have been fortunate to have worked on numerous heritage projects including a number of conversions of listed Georgian houses into high quality modern office space and luxury apartments. Here are some of the issues that we regularly encounter and how we successfully overcome them.
02 November 2015
Earlier this month the Church of England’s Building review group launched a report on how best to care and use their buildings for the common good giving a set of recommendations. This spawned some interesting articles in the Guardian by Simon Jenkins and Giles Fraser expanding on the potential future uses of Church buildings in England.
15 October 2015
Chatting to Victoria May Howard, Architectural Assistant in our London Office about Grosvenor Hall, former Victorian Nunnery in Haywards Heath.
02 October 2015
Attendance at the BCSC’s annual shopping Centre conference has been part of my calendar for as long as I can remember. I am not certain if it was 1988 or 89 when I attended my first conference in Brighton, with the then Senior Partner Tony Walker, but I do know I have not missed one since!
28 September 2015
After years of striving to promote sustainable design in the world of commercial architecture it’s clear to me one of the easiest ways to deliver some winners is to bet on the Trojan horse named value engineering. If you’re offering cost reductions to Clients, Project managers and the team QS you are pushing on an open door right?
22 September 2015
It’s not only Mary Berry who’s great at mixing things up and creating a masterpiece on the “Great British bake off”, here at DLG, our interiors team much prefer watching the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge. We like to imagine how we would rise to the various challenges the budding designers are set, and as such we thought we would share one our own current challenges with you …
28 June 2015
What is Biophilic design you may ask?
Biophilic design is using design to provide humans with their inherent biological need for connection with nature on physical, mental, and social levels. These connections positively affect our personal well-being, productivity, and societal relationships.
03 June 2015
Last year’s Wolfson Prize was won by a proposal to increase the size of existing towns and cities by taking a ‘bite’ out of the green belt. This scheme would provide much needed new homes, reinforce existing town centres, and see off the competition from out of town shopping centres, but it seems that these ideas have not translated into the new governments policy to build 200,000 starter homes for young people or 95,000 homes on brownfield sites.
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