How to Deliver Value Through Design

Time: 16:40 - 16:55

Date: Tuesday 15 October

20191015 16:40 20191015 16:55 Europe/London How to Deliver Value Through Design

Our design effort shouldn’t be spent proportionally – it needs to be targeted.  How can we (designers) dedicate time – and energy – in the most appropriate way to deliver value? Schools have a clearly defined brief – decided by the Government – that determines the functional requirements of what goes into the building. Delivering… Read more »

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Our design effort shouldn’t be spent proportionally – it needs to be targeted.  How can we (designers) dedicate time – and energy – in the most appropriate way to deliver value?

Schools have a clearly defined brief – decided by the Government – that determines the functional requirements of what goes into the building. Delivering value through re-reading (or re-interpreting) the parts of the brief that are fixed is a challenge. If we can find ways to quickly and easily ensure that we are delivering those functional needs, we can spend more time and effort on the design of the things that aren’t fixed.

At Bryden Wood, we are developing approaches that allows us to leverage automated design in an appropriate way, and lets us focus on what really matters.

We have developed an open source design tool (as a web app) that allows users to quickly layout the functional requirements of a primary school. It is not the intention that this tool provides a ‘completed design’ – instead, it deals with the part of the process that is most defined and means effort can be focused on other aspects of the problem.

The tool not only provides spatial clusters that are compliant with DfE requirements, but it also encodes construction and delivery logic. This is not limited to volumetric methods (although this has been the initial focus of the project) but also allows for a ‘Platform Approach’ – based on an open and emerging component library – that would support the rapid delivery of high quality school buildings at scale.

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