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Why choose Peddle Thorp as your Principal Consultant?

For a range of reasons, you may choose to work with an architect only at specific stages of a project. But there are many reasons to appoint a high quality architectural practice like Peddle Thorp as your Principal Consultant.

By bringing on Peddle Thorp as the guiding force during the life of your project, you’ll achieve a more cohesive result. Here’s why:

Strategic insight offers long-term benefits

Often we’re asked to develop Master Plans, which lay the groundwork for important decisions about capital expenditure now and into the future. This kind of planning is critical for sustainable growth: after all, you’re creating assets that you’ll live with for a long time.

But all changes to your built environment have the potential to impact your organisation. Consider the way workplaces can affect the morale and productivity of employees, or how the design of public spaces has the potential to encourage interaction or enhance security.

When we are your principal consultant and you involve us early in strategic discussions, you’ll benefit from our design expertise to help shape decisions that have a ‘whole-of-business’ impact.

A more seamless build

When we lead and coordinate your project, we develop consistent standards and approaches to quality assurance to make the process seamless. We hold our consultants to high standards and insist on working across the same systems to ensure consistency in data capture, communication and documentation.

Our people have the wherewithal to manage big projects: both contractually and process-wise. We’re emotionally intelligent and able to liaise and negotiate well with diverse people. Putting us in charge also allows us to work with our preferred consultants with whom we have a personal rapport, and existing strong working relationships.

Above all, we’re committed to ensuring the design we’ve agreed on together is executed beautifully, despite any issues or unforseen complications that may arise.

What you feel, but can’t describe

Every one of us is affected by good and bad design. Poorly designed spaces often evoke unpleasant emotions: we may feel cramped, fatigued, overwhelmed, or unnerved.

What is good design? We believe it’s exists somewhere between art and utility. There must be tension between the two–imagine a pendulum that swings between beauty and functionality.

Through our training, architects come to intuitively understand qualitative aspects of design, and their practical application. We have a clear sense of the way shapes, light, materials and textures work together to deliver emotional resonance, as well as attractive, functional spaces.

Experienced architects can draw out qualities during the build that are hard to describe and hard to measure – yet tangibly make a building more pleasant to experience. To do this with the greatest efficacy, we need authority over the entire project.

Big picture thinking

Architects are uniquely qualified to take a project from design thinking to bricks and mortar, figuratively speaking. As the people who help interpret your ideas, we’re also ideally positioned to maintain the integrity of the design throughout the life of the project.

Details matter to us, but our scope is far from narrow. In fact we’re trained not just to work for you- the client- but also to consider the community, the environment, and society as a whole.

We’re reflective by nature, and can offer profound insights into the way your building interacts with the site, your clients, neighbouring buildings and the wider community. The fact is, unforseen problems (beyond the design or building process) may arise: it helps to have a principal consultant with the experience and sophistication of a practice like Peddle Thorp.

What we create together

Our aim is always to create buildings that stand the test of time and respond explicitly and aptly to the unique needs of our clients and their project stakeholders.

That requires a careful and composed approach. It requires people with instinctive creative ability, a robust determination to bring concepts to fruition, and the competence to find solutions to problems under pressure.

These are qualities we pride ourselves on, which is why you can trust Peddle Thorp to lead your project.