Our Pedigree

Being at the Forefront of Technology

Our pedigree

Corde brings together three leading practices in the fields of architecture, structural and service engineering.

Architects and engineers from ADP, AKS Ward and KJ Tait work together in one location as part of a strategic partnership bringing collective expertise in delivering award-winning buildings.




Being at the Forefront of Technology

The Government's deadline for BIM Level 2 compliance gave us the opportunity to embrace the change and exploit the advantages of the technology to work in completely new, better and innovative ways.

By working side-by-side in a fully collaborative manner, the design team can provide a better service to our clients, an improved end product, and the opportunity to better integrate architecture and engineering in innovative and environmentally responsible design.

Areas of expertise available within the Corde service:



Interior Design

Landscape Architecture


BREEAM and Passivhaus Assessment

civil + structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering


Building Surveying

Party Wall Engineering and Surveying

Environmental Engineering

Geothermal Design

Mechanical + Electrical engineering

Energy Management

Thermal Dynamic Modelling

Passive Design and Assessment

For building projects in: education, healthcare, commercial developments, scientific research, heritage, and community

Our Pedigree

About us

With a shared vision from the start, architects and engineers from ADP, AKS Ward and KJ Tait work together in one location as part of a strategic partnership.

Our vision
Our Pedigree Joined up thinking

Joined up thinking

In uniting architecture, structural engineering, and mechanical and electrical design, we avoid traditional 'silos' of expertise. Instead, we bring our staff together around a table.

Our approach