Michael Courtenay

Michael CourtenayMichael Courtenay is an Associate Architect and he became the office BIM Coordinator in 2019, He is working to develop the practice’s workflow to improve efficiency across the office.

He specialises in residential and healthcare work, focusing on RIBA Stages 3, 4 & 5 of large scale high rise residential and mixed use developments for large house builders/developers such as Greenview Court in Southall for Galliard Homes.

Michael excels in technical detailing and has extensive experience of Revit, which is used throughout projects, for the production of parametric based models suitable for design and construction.  He has developed the Practice’s Revit templates and has had significant involvement with the preparation of the studios BEP (BIM Execution Plan).

Michael Courtenay, who has over 12 years of experience as an Architect, became an Associate in 2019.

 

 

 

Chris Chelebi

Chris Chelebi

Chris Chelebi specialises in residential and healthcare work, focussing on the design and construction of extra care housing and care homes. These often include facilities for those living with dementia and utilise key design principles to create accessible and distinctive dementia-friendly environments.

His recent achievements have involved a number of projects on complex, restricted or sensitive sites with typically high client expectations which he deliver’s with outstanding results.

Foxburrow Grange in Colchester for Outlook Care, which was a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2014 for ‘Best Small Dementia Unit’

Arlington Manor in Cambridge for Hallmark Care Homes, which was Winner in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 for ‘Best New Care Home’

Chris has extensive experience of Revit. This is used throughout projects as a tool for the production of design and construction drawings and also to effectively communicate 3D concepts and ideas early in the design process. He is the Practice Technical Design coordinator.

Chris Chelebi, who has 20 years of experience as an Architect, became an Associate in 2016.

 

Greenview Court

Greenview Court
Southall, London

Client GHL Southall (Galliard Home)
Location London
Size 17,536m2
Value £35m approx.
Status On-site

Greenview Court

The original scheme for Greenview Court was 170 units but changed mid design to a 191 unit development during stage 4. We rose to the challenge of the additional complications involved.

The planners wanted variations to occur on the elevations, such as balcony sizes and window patterns which varied from one level to the next.  This increased the work involved. Use of the Revit model was crucial to achieve this package efficiently. The Buildings design generated a significant variety in flat types, which was a challenge to effectively detail, particularly as the client brought the start date forward, here our use of the Revit software was fundamental in allowing multiple staff members contribute to the delivery of the model.

Our services included preparing the building information to a BIM level 2 standard and we also acted as the lead BIM coordinator. We prepared the BEP (BIM Execution Plan) for the project to lead the coordination efforts of the consultants. This allowed our client to batch together drawing bundles efficiently for procurement packages.

We prepared the federated model and produced biweekly clash reports which helped to direct the integration of the M&E with the structural requirements. We gained valuable experience in the level of information required for the reports. This has helped us develop a clash detection report matrix, along with a greater appreciation of the quality and aspects of other consultants BIM models that we need to be aware of and control.

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