Located southwest of London in North Barnes, the Lowther School
commissioned Patel Taylor’s architects to design the Lowther Children’s Centre
to replace an aging nursery building. The £ 1.4 million budget included upgrading
and reorganizing the entrance and administration spaces as well as forming
flexible facilities for community activities.
The architects used Bentley design software for the complex geometries, which
proved useful in setting out complex custom joinery items issued directly to
subcontractors for input into a computer-controlled router. MicroStation’s 3D
renderings brought the scheme to life for the client, and the distinctive building
is on course to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Pierre Dubois Pty Ltd Information Management
Kew Residence Pavilion
In the design and construction of the Kew Residence Pavilion in Victoria,
Australia, Pierre Dubois set out to demonstrate the ability to respond to a
request from a client for a pavilion in a traditional backyard. The cost of the
project was $200,000, and the pavilion is now under construction.
Using Bentley Architecture, the firm enabled the client to visualize two design
options presented as part of the landscape proposal. Each option—prepared a
day apart—informed the client, confirmed the design intent, and facilitated quick
approval. Use of Bentley Architecture allowed the firm to showcase a project in
which all stakeholders were satisfied through building information modeling.