AS A LEADING GLOBAL PRACTICE, AHR INVESTS TIME, ENERGY AND MONEY IN RESEARCH AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY INITIATIVES AIMED AT CREATING NEW COMPUTATIONAL AND PARAMETRIC TOOLS THAT CAN IMPROVE THE DESIGN PROCESS.
The firm was an early pioneer in the use of digital technologies, realising early on how Computational Design, Advanced Modelling and more recently BIM, could improve communication, enhance creativity and produce better quality information. This not only greatly reduces the potential risk for delays and cost overruns but also increases the project’s design and environmental performance and construction quality.
By carrying out post-occupancy evaluations and gathering evidence on how our buildings perform, we are in an ideal position to understand energy use, occupancy patterns and the lifecycle impact of early design decisions. Our aim on every project is to reduce the gap between a building’s designed performance and its actual performance.