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CDM 2015 - our role as a Principal Designer

Posted on January 29, 2016

CDM 2015 seeks to remove the barriers to improvements in the construction industry set up at the beginning of projects.

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Colour in Architecture

Posted on July 11, 2014

Colour has a big impact upon our perception of everything around us, including the buildings we occupy. Architects are often criticised of painting everything white, grey or black - and whilst we are not guilt-free in this respect it is often with the best of intentions....

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Computer Generated Imaging - taking design beyond 2 dimensions.

Posted on May 30, 2014

Computer generated images (CGI's) help architects to communicate what is not immediately obvious to people looking at traditional design drawings such as plans, sections or elevations. Shown in perspective, they display a scheme as it would be seen in reality......

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Re-ordering a Catholic Church

Posted on March 27, 2014

Obtaining permission (Ecclesiastical Exemption) to carry out works to a Listed Ecclesiastical Building is complex. The proposed re-ordering works at the church of Our Lady and St Patrick, All Saints Parish, Teignmouth involved a lengthy negotiation, design & construction period.....

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Quiet Space - Ensuring Acoustic Comfort in Buildings

Posted on December 12, 2013

The new Performing Arts Centre for the University of Plymouth is now well under way with construction progressing at a pace. Grainge Architects are working with Midas Construction and acoustic consultants 'Redtwin' on this £4 million project located in a prime location adjacent to the University of Plymouth's Roland L

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