To what extent does an architect have a duty of care to instigate some form of meaningful consultation in considering the wider community?
Written by Sarah Willats; 12017284
23 January 2013
The Development of Hackney 3
Chapter 1: Should it be the Architects Duty to Consult? 4
The Importance of Consultation 5
The Consequences of Neglecting this Duty 6
False Advertising 7
The ethos of Hawkins\Brown 8
Chapter 2: Case Study - Gillett Square 8
Client Relationship 10
Collaboration with Social Action 11
2012 WAN Effectiveness Award 12
Chapter 3: Case Study - Dalston Square 13
The New Localism Bill and Planning Policy Frameworks 2012 15
Opportunities for Architects with New Legislation – The Future Practice 16
What is the value of consultation? 17
Committed to Connecting to our Communities?
‘It is about making connection first rather than getting on with the drawings because if you get the connections right then people bring the building with them’ – Russell Brown – Hawkins\Brown Architects.
When asking the directors of Hawkins\Brown what their architecture means to them, they will be inclined to tell you stories about the people they have worked with – opposed to a series of architectural objects. The emphasis being that the process of designing is about responding to people’s needs, so why is it still sometimes forgotten how important it is to engage in meaningful consultation before contributions are made to our built environment? Some of the most creative work in architecture is carried out through careful managerial decisions and frameworks which sculpt the processes of consultation and collaboration with members of the community. More often than not however, the process is
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