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The understanding of the project and budget is the most important aspect of a build.” David Beglin

United States International University (USIU) library building in Nairobi out to afford. There are now many different architectural styles being published. “Sometimes it is good to ask a client to show examples of what he [or she] likes,” Mr Beglin says, “and to produce web images of projects we feel would appeal. This can also be discussed at an early meeting and certain options omitted.” The understanding of the project and budget is the most important aspect of a build. A written resume of the problem and an estimate is frequently required, and fast freehand drawing essential, as architects need to sketch ideas during discussion. 42 David Beglin · Co-Founder/Director, Beglin Woods

There is often a need to develop efficient drafting and presentation methods, meaning employing 3D and ordinary models is vital. Planning authorities now need a great deal of information, and early discussions with them are paramount. Likewise, quality construction documentation makes site supervision more efficient. The overall aim of these additional steps is to get quickly to an accepted concept that can be agreed upon by both client and architect. “All of this points to a very passionate and lean approach. Most clients simply want their needs met and don’t enjoy discussions

Aspire Africa | Issue 4.  

Committed to Promoting African Synergy. Featuring David Beglin, Co-Founder and Director, Beglin Woods Architects.

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