Architectural Management is a summary term for a number of strategic management and steering consultancy services that support the developer client’s competencies and needs. The term describes an approach to these services that has a strategic aim and is based on a more collaborative process than traditional client consultancy.
Our starting point is that every task’s objective, its conditions and its client organisation is unique.
Hence, standardised services can, in our experience, often be very limiting when a project is initiated and subsequently developed in all phases.
Our services are concerned with customising the processes relating to each project, thereby helping the client to make the right choices at the right time and thus, in collaboration, achieve the optimal result within the given framework.
At Elgaard Architecture we combine and adjust the strategic and managerial services for each unique process. These services could, for example, include:
- Pre-project clarification and concept analysis and assesment
- Process management and facilitation of decision-making
- Strategic business and investment planning
- Strategic advice on procurement strategies, user involvement methodologies and project communication
- Project management
- Management of budgets, risks, time and quality
We use a value-based methodology which helps our customers to get an overview of the process and prioritise their values and needs within the given framework. We place great emphasis on establishing the right team for the project, and, with our extensive knowledge and experience in the market, we know exactly where the best partners for the given task can be found.
To us, the starting point for all architecture is curiosity, exploration and discovery. It is a highly creative and collaborative process that results in the realisation or modification of a physical artifact – the building or facility. The value of the collaborative process, together with the building’s or facility’s subsequent value for its users, will always be influenced by the way in which the main idea is managed, controlled and developed. Idea and process are, in other words, mutually dependent.