Different sectors pose a variety of demands and expectations on organisations, their environments and their users (whether they be employees, service users or customers):
- Retail and Hospitality
- Sports and Entertainment
- Ecclesiastical and Healthcare
- Custodial and Judicial
- Commercial and Industrial
Projects that Steve has worked on are similarly diverse
Effective transfer of both visual and audible information within stress reductive environments enable academic performance. 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 universities. Why not find out how to optimize your academic environment?
The enabling and learning environments are key, whilst some schools are typified by significant movement, offer specific opportunities or benefit from co-location. 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. Why not find out what works?
Effective communication, way-finding, pleasurable journeys, wellbeing and comfortable environments encourage 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. Why not ask us to help you achieve new and repeat business?
Civic kudos is ultimately dependent on the tax payer’s or visitor’s experience of the civic and community environments they visit. 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. Why not ask us to help you win appreciation for your civic environments?
Public realms and transport environments are frequently co-existent but also have need of embracing a wide range of potentially conflicting demands. 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. Why not ask us to help you find solutions?
Many a person can find themselves trapped in residential settings, inhibiting their enjoyment and participation within employment and society. 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. Why not ask us help you identify enabling home solutions?
Sport and Entertainment
The 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? Steve 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. Why not ask us for advice?
The need to achieve positive customers experiences in places of leisure and entertainment is obvious. 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. Since this is so critical, why not commission us to undertake an audit and identify solutions?
Ecclesiastical and Healthcare
Places of worship feature many characteristics of school buildings, in addition to particular requirements of worship and outreach. 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. Why not identify ways of optimising worship, outreach and service?
Healthcare environments include medical and/or therapeutic provision. To what extent is your environment be aiding or hindering health? 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. Why not ask us help you identify solutions?
Custodial environments are environments nobody really wants to find themselves in. Society’s hope is of reforming offenders. Many are vulnerable. 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. Why not find out how not to make matters worse?
Commercial and Industrial
Successful commercial activity is reliant on productivity. Happier people will be more motivated and constructive. 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 work environments. Why not find out how simple yet easily overlooked factors can change how people feel?
Industrial activities often place significant demands on the people who work in them. 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. Why not ask us to help you identify means by which you can reduce negative impacts of demanding environments?
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