PCKO started their practice in the 1980′s on the back of having won a competition all the directors have unpronounceable surnames, hence the acronym.
But this provided a conduit for the innovation they have always introduced into the schemes they undertake with off-site production and sustainability two constantly reoccurring themes.
Roger Meyer of Patel Taylor Architects
Patel Taylor is a thoughtful, design-led practice. Its founding partners are both professors and this level of consideration is borne out through their active involvement in all projects. The practice enjoys a reputation for the seamless integration of architecture, landscape and urban design.
The practice continues to grow and has recently moved to larger premises to better accommodate the studio. Tall ceilings, white walls and wooden floors bathed in natural light provide a backdrop for the twenty-five people who are working on some twelve live projects at the present time.
AIS became involved in October 2009 as their remote CAD Manager when the Patel Taylor CAD system required an overhaul as well as an update. At the time there were two separate CAD systems in place, one serving the London practice, and a second system with different software and hardware which was put in place for a collaboration with Australian practice BVN on the major London 2012 Athletes Village project.
McLean Architects engaged Ian Lapper to set up Bentley Microstation and install the latest version of the software on all their computers and also centralise all the variables that make Microstation work. This upgrading was to ensure consistency and accuracy of drawing production across the office.