30.10.2015

Strengthening our Design Practice – creating value through a culture of design

We are excited to announce a significant step forward for our Design Practice – the bringing together of our architecture, urban design and landscape architecture teams across New Zealand. With a focus on designing for people and recognition that every project presents an opportunity to both serve the client and make a difference in our communities, the strengthened practice aims to positively influence the design of buildings and public spaces through partnership, collaboration, and creative thinking.

"Physically bringing together these disciplines actively promotes collaboration and design integration. It allows Beca to better harness the experience, expertise and energy of all our designers at the outset of projects, and we are confident that our clients will see tangible benefits through fully integrated design" said Don Lyon, Beca's NZ Managing Director.

Our Auckland team recently moved into a newly refurbished studio in Beca House, which is specially designed to foster and encourage collaboration across the team. With 46 architects, landscape architects and urban designers located across New Zealand, we have significant specialist skills and resources, and work very closely with the many other diverse disciplines that make up our professional services team.

Design Practice Manager, Wade Robertson said "It's easy to talk about collaboration, integration and innovation but in reality it is the quality of our working environment that helps shape individual behaviour and collective buy-in to achieving these aspirations. Members of the Design Practice were clear in their need for an environment that actively fostered collaboration in the innovative development and delivery of our projects and to ensure the needs and limitations of clients and end users are carefully considered at each stage of the design process."

Our team understands of the importance of partnership and collaboration to deliver great projects like Max's Pipe Dream in Christchurch, the ECOYA/Trilogy Outpost at Auckland Airport, and Lion's iconic NZ$250 million manufacturing and warehousing facility in South Auckland.

"Being part of a large, multi-disciplinary consultancy, means we have unparalleled visibility across a wide range of clients and projects. We are well positioned to draw on a rich pool of specialist disciplines for our projects, and conversely wider Beca is able to draw on our creative thinking to benefit our clients and their projects" says Wade. "With the breadth of project managers, planners, building services, fire, geotechnical, surveying, structural, traffic, process and civil engineers at Beca we are able to take a project from design concept through to implementation in a truly integrated way."

Contact our Design Practice team to find out how we can help design and deliver your next building or public space project to align with your expectations and the community’s collective need for more liveable, vibrant and enjoyable spaces and places.

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