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64. Clients Guide to Architecture: Full Booklet

Encounter Baptist. Photo Aaron Pocock
How can an architect help you to build? There are many ways that their skills can serve you...

64. Client's Guide 9. Completion - move in and enjoy

Aftermath of an opening event
Time to enjoy and celebrate. How does the architect ensure proper completion for you?  

63. Client's Guide 8. Construction - the building emerges

Building under construction
What does the architect contribute during construction? A lot of value...

62. Client's Guide 7. Contractor Selection - who will build it?

Image of excavator starting on site
Competitive tendering or something else? Lets find that builder...

61. Client's Guide 6. Construction Documentation - the nitty gritty.

Construction assembly detail
How important is Construction Documentation? Let's take a look...

60. Client's Guide 5. Town Planning - the key permit.

Town planning or Development application (DA) takes councils a long time...
Supporting and managing the Town Planning or Development Application( DA) process is essential.

59. Client's Guide. 4. Design Development - flesh on the bones.

An architect working on Design Development as it used to be many years ago
After Concept, it’s time to move on to create some more clarity around the intention.

58. Client's Guide 3. Concept Design - developing the basic idea.

School extension concept design plan
This is frequently described as the key architects skill and is often where the greatest value is created.

57. Client's Guide 2. Masterplanning - preparing for the long term

Some projects need to be staged either for budget reasons or just to plan for future growth... be prepared for it in what you build first.

56. Clients Guide 1. Feasibility Study - can it be done?

“ Every good building results from a good architect, a good builder and a good client” How can you be a good client? This series follows the Anatomy of Project diagram (blog 54) and we’ll start with Feasibility Study...

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  • 64. Clients Guide to Architecture: Full Booklet
  • 64. Client's Guide 9. Completion - move in and enjoy
  • 63. Client's Guide 8. Construction - the building emerges
  • 62. Client's Guide 7. Contractor Selection - who will build it?
  • 61. Client's Guide 6. Construction Documentation - the nitty gritty.
  • 60. Client's Guide 5. Town Planning - the key permit.
  • 59. Client's Guide. 4. Design Development - flesh on the bones.
  • 58. Client's Guide 3. Concept Design - developing the basic idea.
  • 57. Client's Guide 2. Masterplanning - preparing for the long term
  • 56. Clients Guide 1. Feasibility Study - can it be done?
  • 55. To Passivhaus -- and Beyond
  • 54: Anatomy of a Building Project
  • 53: Now Might Be The Best Time To Build
  • 52: Pandemic and Church Buildings
  • 51: How Keep Your Church Cool in Summer
  • 50. Reality Check
  • 49. Building more Wells
  • 48. Changing Heritage Buildings and The Too Hard Basket
  • 47. Innovation in Church Kitchens.
  • 46. Looking Up
  • B:logs 34 - 45. Church Property Discussion Resources
  • 33. Index to 32 Blogs.
  • 32. Enabling Development - Do We Still Need Fundraising?
  • 31. Enabling Development - How Can We Be Responsible?
  • 30. Enabling Development - What Happens If You Ignore the Opportunity?
  • 29.Enabling Development - What Can it Enable?
  • 28. Enabling Development - What Is It?
  • 27. Mission and Buildings - Being a Good Client
  • 26. Mission and Buildings - Selecting a Building Contractor
  • 25. Mission and Buildings - Development Agreements
  • 24. Buildings and Mission - Obtaining Approvals
  • 23. Buildings - Where Next in the Process?
  • 22. Buildings - Where to Start?
  • 21. House Analogies - Resting and Nurturing
  • 20. House Analogies - The Study and the Shed
  • 19. House Analogies - Taking Meals Together
  • 18. House Analogies - Relationships and Socialising
  • 17. House analogies - Welcome and Presentation
  • 16: House Analogies - Intro
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  • 14. Retal Analogies: The Largest Chain with The Gospel as its product
  • 13. Retail Analogies: Managing the Threshhold
  • 12. Retail Analogies: High Street Locations
  • 11. Retail Analogies: The Church in the Street
  • 10. 21stC Church: Epilogue
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  • 7. 21stC Church: 2 of 4. Encouraging Relationships
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  • 5. Mission Enabled: Hospitality
  • 4. Seven Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
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  • 2. Property Barriers to the Church's Mission
  • 1b. Funding Changes To Church Property
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