BUILD Q3 2019

Q3 2019 BUILD 35 Jan19509 ounded in 1996 by Australian Architect David Linford, Concept Consult Architects (CCA) was established to deliver clients conceptually unique and specific designs developed from a close understanding of the brief and client requirements. Over the last 22 years, CCA have built an exceptional portfolio of work which includes projects ranging from small housing and public buildings, to large scale industrial complexes for clients such as IKEA, Nestlé, Ginox Food Systems and Alupak to name but a few. Together with their sister studio, Concept Consult Design (CCD), the firms have worked collaboratively to develop a holistic design approach where both exterior and interior design concepts blend together to create a coherent whole, which is always referring to context, budgets and deadlines, ultimately aiming to offer a one stop consulting strategy. David begins by going into further detail about the firm’s ‘One Stop’ strategy, touching on how the approach has led the partnership to deliver exceptional projects to their clientele. “This ‘One Stop’ consultancy concept is conceived to guide and manage all the technical design and construction interfaces, in order to take any given project through all the phases from initial conceptual sketch design through to building completion. By using LEAN project management skills and 3D BIM technical coordination programs, they are able to deliver ‘conceptually coherent’ design solutions tailored to the clients’ specific and general requirements. “All of the projects which have been made by Concept Consult Architects and Concept Consult Design are conceived and built to very exacting standards compliant with Swiss building codes and practice. At the heart of the firms philosophy, is the wish to treat every client with the same degree of dedication, whether their project is a multi-million-pound construction, or a modest residential transformation. Ultimately, our clients remain at the very centre of the project, consulted and kept informed.” At CCA, the practice works on some very unique and specific demands from their diverse client base with an equal degree of commitment and engagement. The reason being is that the firm strongly believe that no client is more or less important than the Offering a One Stop Consulting Strategy Concept Consult Architects (CCA) provides clients with conceptually unique and specific designs, ensuring that they deliver an exceptional service to all those they work with. Recently, the firm found success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were recognised as the Ones to Watch in Switzerland. On the back of this win, we profile the firm and caught up with founder, David Linford who provided us with a glimpse into how the team creates such innovative designs for their clients. F other, especially when it comes to delivering coherent architectural solutions and services. Ensuring that they fulfil the firm’s belief, is the experienced, innovative and hard-working team which forms the backbone of CCA, as well as CCD. When discussing the internal culture, David is keen to highlight the significant role the team play in the overall success of the firm. “The staff are obviously an integral part of the CCA / CCD philosophy, and without them there is no project delivery on all levels! It is a reality that an Architectural practice is only as good as its staff.” Bringing the interview to a close, David signs off by envisioning his ambitions and plans for the team at CCA, noting on how the firm hope to build on the numerous accomplishments they have achieved over the years which includes being selected in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were righteously awarded the accolade Ones to Watch in Switzerland. “Looking ahead to what the future holds for CCA and CCD, myself, together with my associate Christian Berutto and the teams at Concept Consult Architects / Design will continue to deliver exceptional services to our impressive clientele.” Contact: David Linford Company: Concept Consult Architects Address: Galerie St. Francois A, Lausanne, 1003, Vaud, Switzerland Telephone: +41 21 351 30 50 Web Address: