Our Thinking

Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.

Joined Up thinking

“Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. Corde represents a new level of excellence in the integrated design and delivery of building projects.”

Based on our belief that high quality, efficient design is a group effort, our design response is more inspired, better considered, and more consistently delivered.

The reason is simple.

In uniting architecture, structural and services engineering, we avoid traditional 'silos' of expertise. Instead, we bring our staff together around a table. Working so closely together, questions can be answered more quickly, and ideas shared more easily. Right from the beginning, through every design stage, our teams are genuinely talking: asking questions, solving problems, sharing expertise and finding innovative solutions that can be applied on future projects.

Utilising BIM to create a responsive design solution, models are adapted and adjusted in real time, allowing our teams to progress rapidly. Integrated building data allows us to test and analyse performance, reducing risk and improving quality and deliverability.

By mobilising access to the experience of the three consultancies, clients can draw on the necessary skills, flexibility and collaboration required to not only ensure successful design development but provide long term benefits. The result is a more agile and efficient process that doesn't compromise on creativity or quality, delivering significant benefits:

  • Reduced waste
  • One professional appointment
  • Optimisation of resources
  • Improved construction sequencing
  • Reduced Health and Safety risk
  • Single point of responsibility
  • Single point of intellectual property ownership
  • All design disciplines under one PI Insurance
Our thinking about Corde

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 vison
Our Pedigree

Our Pedigree

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

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