On 24 November 2016, a new era of cooperation was born.
The simple practice of architects and developers working together to create a better "built environment" through mutual understanding. Thinking about this one could think that this is obvious, however, the discussions heard around the launch event of Yada UK last night proved otherwise, there is so much room for better relationships and more cooperation between architects and developers. Yada UK is working to encourage and support this relationship, and that's a great thing.
Last night hundreds of young people from the two industries came together to talk, share ideas, thoughts, problems and even came up with some solutions. This will leave lasting benefits, not only to working relationships, but I believe to the end users, the people who end up living in all these new buildings across the UK.
Architects and developers often have different motives when it comes to a project. working together and understanding each other's motives more clearly, even before a project commences, will lead to the improved deliverability of projects and better end results without perceived compromise from both parties. In fact, this can even lead to both parties coming out feeling much more value has been added from either side.
I have long believed that no matter what you build or create it has to work great for the end user. The person who will live in this house or apartment for the foreseeable future. Now imagine how much better a house or apartment could be if the developer and architect both wanted the property to be the very best it could be without the specified parameters. Aesthetically, functionally, efficiently, quality, cost and delivery. Amazing, and this is what I believe Yada will lead to for those who embrace this wonderful idea.
By Rian Strauss, Founder Strauss Realty