SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 

Innovative sustainable design helps in achieving the challenging targets set by building regulations, planing requirements, BREEAM and LEED. We support and promote sustainable design innovation recognising the interdependence of the architectural and engineering design components of our projects. Our interdisciplinary collaboration with architectural and industry specialists is important in developing sustainable design concepts, within our projects, to fit our clients’ goals.

Sustainable innovation through design requires consideration of multidisciplinary issues in a coordinated and coherent way for new or existing buildings. We support the green design of buildings and the enhancement of green credentials of existing buildings through a design management approach involving the client and industry specialists. The sustainable design atelier is an interdisciplinary research lab. Our research spans the following fields:

Pollution Prevention Measures in Manufacturing Waste Reduction MeasuresFeatures of Sustainable Building Materials Recycled ContentEmbodied Energy ReductionReduction of Construction Waste Local MaterialsEnergy Efficiency Water Treatment and ConservationUse of Non-Toxic or Less Toxic Materials Renewable Energy SystemsLonger Life ReusabilityRecyclability BiodegradabilityCradle to Cradle Cycle 3 Phases of Building Materials: Pre Building Phase Building PhasePost-Building Phase

 

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

The dynamic fluidity of our computational design research integrates as well as generates our collective and collaborative ideas.The computational design atelier is an interdisciplinary research studio. Our research spans the fields of computer science, parametric modelling, (BIM) Building Information mapping, human-computer interaction, digital fabrication, tangible interaction design and product design.

“Are we amidst a radical transformation of our physical and built world?”

(Mark D Gross)

The pervasive computing revolution has dominated almost all areas of design taking over the burden of repetitive tasks so that the designer can focus on the act of creation and conception.Computational design atelier provides our designers with literacy in digital media, through undertaking computational processes our designers are able to question existing models of space and interaction fully exploring the possibilities of electronic media

 

MANAGEMENT OF DESIGN

The dynamic fluidity of our management of design research integrates as well as generates our collective and collaborative ideas.

Entrepreneurial and Innovative thinkers of tomorrow do not see a world divided by disciplinary boundaries.

The business they create, the people they work with, the processes they manage lead them to see the world as a ‘Designer’ does, as methods to be organized and integrated. Through broad exploration they see patterns in the work they do across traditional disciplines.  Designers feel at home in the arts, humanities, science, engineering, and mathematics. They see these not as specialties to select but as sources of knowledge for their work.

Management of Design Atelier, research focuses on the importance of “design” and “design thinking” in the wider context of business.  It provides a platform for us to investigate, examine and discuss ideas about how design practice can generate new ideas and discoveries that can lead to innovation in business.

The academic research on global business and design management steams from Regent’s University London, where Alyas Latif helped establish Design Management and is a visiting lecturer on BA (Hons) Global Business and Design Management.  His areas of specialisation are: Design Management, Project Management, Managing Design & Sustainability Innovation, Design Research, Branding, International Relations, International Perspective in Employment, Business Study Skills, Business Project Tutor Dissertation Supervisor, Module Leader and Academic Adviser.