different sectors with different needs
Different sectors pose a variety of demands and expectations on organisations, their environments and their
users (whether they be employees, service users or customers):
Effective transfer of both visual and audible information within
stress reductive environments enable academic performance. Why not find out how to optimize your academic environment?
Steve's advice includes campus, hall, academic and service building
designs at UWE, RHUL, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Reading, Liverpool, Salford, Keele, Swansea, Brunel and New York Abu Dhabi
The enabling and learning environments are key, whilst some schools are typified by significant movement, offer specific
opportunities or benefit from co-location. Why not find out what works?
Steve has undertaken work for Wiltshire LEA, extensive audits for Torbay LEA and, specification and advice works
to numerous schools within southern England and Wales.
Effective communication, way-finding, pleasurable journeys, wellbeing
and comfortable environments encourage repeat business. Why not ask us to help you achieve new and repeat business?
Steve's work includes experience includes Sainsbury's, Barclays
Bank, Ibis, Holiday Inn and several other hotel business in addition to public sector commissioned facilities serving
visitors and communities.
Civic kudos is ultimately dependant on the tax payer's or visitor's experience of the
civic and community environments they visit. Why not ask us to help you win appreciation for your civic environments?
Community projects have included Lawrence Weston Community Hub and other
civic environments for which Steve has provided advice, include: Torbay, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset Council offices
in addition visitor attractions and law courts.
Public realms and transport environments are frequently co-existent
but also have need of embracing a wide range of potentially conflicting demands. Why not ask us to help you find
Steve has advised CHIT's Manual for Streets II
and his advice includes: Bristol City Centre, Cardiff Central transport interchange, UWE campus, Torbay's Castle circus
and Oxford Rail Station.
Many a person can find themselves trapped in residential settings, inhibiting their enjoyment
and participation within employment and society. Why not ask us help you identify enabling home solutions?
Steve projects including bespoke, specialist provision, refurbishments
and large estate projects, in addition to his direct employment and voluntary activities in the housing field, such as Shelter.
Olympics and Paralympics have done much to change perceptions as to what can be achieved. Does your environment optimise
the personal achievement of its users? Why not ask us for advice?
project advice, includes advice given for sport solution agencies and schools and has contributed to Sports England's
review of its guidance regarding design for the mind.
The need to achieve positive customers experiences in places
of leisure and entertainment is obvious. Since this is so critical, why not commission us to undertake an audit and
Steve has undertaken pre-assessment of proposals
for visitor attractions in Cornwall and South Wales. He has also reviewed Reading University's Great Hall, host
of choral and organ recitals.
Places of worship feature many characteristics of school buildings, in addition to particular
requirements of worship and outreach. Why not identify ways of optimising worship, outreach and service?
Much of his professional, and family life has been associated with church life. He has
a wide range of very relevant experience and understand many of the nuances of church life.
Healthcare environments include
medical and/or therapeutic provision. To what extent is your environment be aiding or hindering health? Why not
ask us help you identify solutions?
Steve has particular experience
of people's neurological, psychological, sensory, physical and metabolic needs, having worked for Social Services and
well placed to identify challenges and opportunities.
Custodial environments are environments nobody really wants to
find themselves in. Society's hope is of reforming offenders. Many are vulnerable. Why not find out
how not to make matters worse?
Steve's has provided advice regarding
Salisbury Law Courts and Bristol Civic Justice Centre and has particularly relevant voluntary work experience and understanding
of design for the mind.
Successful commercial activity is reliant on productivity. Happier people will be more
motivated and constructive. Why not find out how simple yet easily overlooked factors can change how people feel?
Projects for which Steve has provided advice include, commercial office facilities
for BSkyB, Bristol Water, Sigma-Aldrich, Burgess Salmon, and Barclaycard. He has a particular interest in productive
Industrial activities often place significant demands on the people who work in them.
Why not ask us to help you identify means by which you can reduce negative impacts of demanding environments?
Industrial projects for which Steve has provided advice include the National Composites
Centre and VOSA Vehicle Test Centre in Bristol and the British Forces Post Office in Northolt.