Expertise – Services

by admin, December 16, 2015

Architecture

D + P design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages our multidisciplinary teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment.

Our architecture responds to the needs and aspirations of our clients and communities. We give form and meaning to rooms, buildings and landscapes — always balancing internal functions with external demands of site, climate and culture.

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Structural Engineering

Our architects and engineers combine there knowledge to design integrated sustainable solutions.  It is the science and art of designing civil engineering facilities so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected. Structural engineers are key creative members of our design team and are committed to sustainably developing a safer built environment.

 

Interior Design

We design interior spaces that improve collaboration, inspire occupants and attract the best employees.

D + P s  interior design teams study a client’s business drivers and culture and create space that helps them flourish.
Great interior space has extraordinary effects on our wellness and productivity. D + P’s design solutions use space, colour, materials, energy and light as tools to create healthy environments that enhance performance.

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Graphics + Branding

Great brands connect. It takes a thoughtfully designed strategy to develop communication programs and branded environments that define, inspire and engage consumers.

Experiential graphic design integrates traditional design tools such as typography, imagery, color, and pattern to produce wayfinding systems, architectural graphics, and artwork, thereby creating environments and experiences that inform, delight, and inspire users.

At D + P, we provide the means to create visually-rich, storytelling experiences through graphic design that help shape behaviors.

 

Sustainability

The principles of sustainability are integral to our work: designing buildings that run at a fraction of a cost of the current energy requirements, improving the quality of life in a city for all.

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we undertake. We audit all projects against global standards, while developing bespoke strategies that drive our environmental agenda. To build sustainably requires us to design holistically, and our unique integrated design approach enables us to develop innovative strategies that have a firm focus on the future of the environment.

Accreditations | LEED

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

Project & Construction Management

The Design-Build system of project delivery has many advantages over the traditional
system where an owner hires an architect for design, and a builder for the construction.

Architect Led Design Build is an agile process in which the same people are responsible for an entire building project. Our architects are also construction managers, meaning feedback between method of construction and design is fluid and responsive.

 

 


Building Information modeling(BIM)

The Value of BIM for Owners:
Save Time and Money During the Building Lifecycle.

Improve building quality.

Significantly reduce building lifecycle costs.
Better understand design projects from beginning to end.
Optimize operational efficiencies.
Increase occupancy and use rates.

 

Virtual Reality (VR)

Visualizing a New Life for the Retail, Hotel and Workplace Sectors – transforming Assets with Virtual Reality

We are using virtual reality technology to explain the transformation of existing buildings and spaces to our clients and stakeholders. Creating immersive, three-dimensional, virtual models provides a time machine for our clients to travel to a hypothetical future version of their building.

It’s no longer a blurry sketch, a great rendering and trusting our word — our clients can navigate through a virtual world to see the new designs with their own eyes, viscerally understanding scale as it relates to their bodies.

 

It’s a great tool for communicating to everybody, whether they understand architectural drawings or not. Practically nobody can understand architectural drawings, and even 3D visualizations are a stretch for most. But everybody gets VR instinctively. You can get to the point very quickly. It either sells or kills the project right away, which saves time for everyone.

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LEED – Services

Business Benefits of Green Building

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

Green building is cost-effective

  • Upfront investment in green building makes properties more valuable, with an average expected increase in value of 4 percent. By virtue of lowered maintenance and energy costs the return on investment from green building is rapid: green retrofit projects are generally expected to pay for itself in just seven years.
  • Green buildings reduce day-to-day costs year-over-year. LEED buildings report almost 20 percent lower maintenance costs than typical commercial buildings, and green building retrofit projects typically decrease operation costs by almost 10 percent in just one year.

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