PPA has a wealth of design experience and a passion to explore typologies and resolve complex design problems with holistic design solutions. From designing international award-winning hotels; to constructing 1000+ unit prestige, residential urban developments; to conducting complex multi-million masterplans; to designing bespoke luxury private residences, our practice leaders are able to draw from a huge range of design experience, allowing them to solve complex design problems and approach challenges from a variety of angles.
Along with design, from philosophy to practical solution, an architect’s other focus and talent must be communication – to communicate with your client, with a team as design leader and with local stakeholders, be that local authority officers or the public at large for larger projects.
PPA pride themselves on their abilities to communicate, one-to-one or one-to-one hundred, and reputation for plain-speaking and listening.
Negotiating and presenting to Local Authorities, and particularly Planning Departments, is crucial in securing the maximum project value for our clients. As such we have specific, dedicated staff whom focus on researching and understanding new regulations and developing relationships with the local authorities, to support our local work in Cyprus specifically.
We have huge experience of working in traditional building framework structures, with traditional building contracts, but also considerable experience working under Design & Build and Turnkey structures. We hugely enjoy working with contractors as clients, and have huge regard for contractor early engagement in projects, especially complex or large developments such as high rise or time-pressured challenges, having worked on many open-book and negotiated contract forms.
MASTERPLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Large-scale design is a particular skill. Just as an architect needs to have an inherent understanding of scale and three dimensional space, designing at urban or masterplan scale requires the ability to still envision a space at a human scale whilst designing from a birds eye view. It also requires an understanding of mobility design, be that for vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles or cruise ships, and an understanding and interest in contextualism and communities.
Much research has been done in relation to the pedestrian experience of the city or places being more through the open and public spaces than through the buildings themselves, but to design such spaces an understanding of interplay between both solid and void is eesential, along with an understanding of strategic massing design for a variety of building typologies.
From large hospitality resorts, including golf courses and amusement parks, to extensions of urban environments to expand cities by 5% in population, PPA have a passion for turning large scale visions into human scale, valued realities.