Delivery is an essential part of Design

  • Walter Menteth (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

In an ideal world, the concept architect should be engaged to continue to complete a detailed project. However, problems arise with the issue of whether or not planning consent should be linked to the continued use of the concept architect. Some architects are entirely capable of delivering their own concepts but their services are often terminated at the delivery stage; a disadvantage for both the scheme and for architecture in the long term. Conversely, tying a concept architect to the consent effectively forces a client to use someone
who may not be competent. Which goes against local authority due diligence. Our speakers will debate these issues as well as that of “delivery architects” and whether to make delivery an essential part of design so that the reason for separating them goes away.
Period25 Apr 2017
Held atAssociation of Consultant Architects, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • architecture
  • procurement
  • design
  • construction