Archive of: Architecture

Monica Win talks about her first 6 months working in an architect’s studio!

01 February 2016

Monica Win talks about her first 6 months working in an architect’s studio!

Thankfully the popular stereotype of doing endless overtime and spending days only doing toilet plans are not true for me thus far!

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Tower Ramparts is transformed into Sailmakers

04 January 2016

Tower Ramparts is transformed into Sailmakers

DLG’s involvement with Tower Ramparts Shopping centre goes back some 20 years, initially working with the previous owners to simplify some of the 80’s interiors. Although located in the heart of Ipswich’s historic centre and connecting the town’s main bus station to one of the main shopping streets, twenty years on the centre was failing to attract enough permanent and recognisable tenants made worse by the departure of the anchor department store which had been the focus of the centre.

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Trees – Wanted Dead or alive, our reward will be handsome!

22 December 2015

Trees – Wanted Dead or alive, our reward will be handsome!

Whether dead or alive trees are an important resource that we at DLG aim to work with whenever possible. As architects we are an important catalyst in promoting their use in both states and can potentially make a substantial contribution to minimising global warming and the future impact of climate change.

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Helen Roach talks Conservation

07 December 2015

Helen Roach talks Conservation

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.

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A Broad Church?... Adapting Churches for the common good

02 November 2015

A Broad Church?... Adapting Churches for the common good

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.

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Victoria talks about the Grosvenor Hall Victorian Nunnery

15 October 2015

Victoria talks about the Grosvenor Hall Victorian Nunnery

Chatting to Victoria May Howard, Architectural Assistant in our London Office about Grosvenor Hall, former Victorian Nunnery in Haywards Heath.

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BCSC 2015 – Times They Are A-Changin’…..or am I just getting long in the tooth?

02 October 2015

BCSC 2015 – Times They Are A-Changin’…..or am I just getting long in the tooth?

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!

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Construction teams should consider value engineering as carbon engineering

28 September 2015

Construction teams should consider value engineering as carbon engineering

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?

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The Great DLG Interior Design Challenge!

22 September 2015

The Great DLG Interior Design Challenge!

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 …

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Shopping Centre Bonanza

03 August 2015

Shopping Centre Bonanza

I attended the recent Colliers Midsummer Retail Report presentation at the Everyman Cinema above Trinity in Leeds the other week, it’s not the most conducive venue to pay attention to all the facts and figures that these events spout out.

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