Client Advisory

LLA offer advisory services to help clients determine the scope and direction of their projects and to provide support and capacity through the various challenges and complexities of commissioning, briefing, design and construction.

Andrew Llowarch is an accredited RIBA Client Adviser, a role that provides clients with assistance from the early pre-design stages of projects, providing support in determining the best solution to fulfill their aims and guidance through the briefing, commissioning and design process.

Other complimentary roles include: Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert (BEE) – promoting the role of good design in the creation of successful places, with recognition in particular of the contribution that the built environment can make toward the health and wellbeing of people and communities. Enabler for Glass-House Community Led Design, supporting community groups and residents in the creation of buildings and neighbourhoods that work for them.

These additional roles allow us to offer broad-ranging strategic advice and assistance in the very early stages of projects.

The practice has gained a reputation for a thorough and considered approach, placing great emphasis on developing the design and brief in the early strategic stages of a project, working collectively and transparently in an on-going dialogue with clients.

We believe the early stages are particularly vital in setting the strategic direction of a project and we seek to provide clients with information to establish their priorities and make informed decisions.

We put enormous effort into understanding the needs of clients and the building users – a process that involves detailed consultation with our clients to understand their culture, their immediate needs and long term aspirations, alongside considerations of budget, time-scale and the opportunities and constraints presented by the site and existing buildings, through which we seek to provide clients with a robust long-term vision for their project.

Where appropriate we can offer services consultation and engagement with building users (residents, staff etc) and bespoke workshops to help develop the brief.

Each project, regardless of scale or budget, is typically developed from an initial feasibility study/options appraisal and/or master planning exercise.

Our services for the above roles include:

– engagement and consultation with building users and other stakeholders.

– participatory design workshops and events

– brief development

– feasibility studies

– options appraisals and masterplanning

– procurement advice