The practice is design led and aims to achieve beautifully detailed projects of the highest standards by employing simplicity and sensitivity. We place a strong emphasis on the creative use of building materials, the qualities of light and the relationship between building and context, considering these issues to be of primary importance, as opposed to adopting a prescribed style and response. Ultimately our aim is for each project to reflect an informed and original interpretation of the client, site, brief and budget.
This practice does not specialise in particular building types. We strive on the diversity of the projects we have undertaken and continue to be involved with; from school projects, community buildings, housing, private residential houses to small scale office developments.
FKDA has recently commenced its transition to become an architectural practice able to take on much larger projects.
Although there is often a demand from clients and their backers for a practice to be of a large size, we believe there are a great number of strengths a small practice can provide. We are not locked into a stereotype. Clients can be assured of close working links to achieve a carefully considered and focused project and enjoy the benefits of the hands-on involvement of senior staff throughout the project. We believe that the success of any project is inextricably linked to the level of consultation, starting from the development of the brief and continuing through the entire design process.
Another benefit of the size and type of consultants we work with, especially for the client, is being able to closely work with each of the practices senior staff for the duration of the project. We also ensure that all the design team consultants are able to provide a continuity of staff throughout a projects life.