TEA + ARCHITECTURE
A workshop to encourage better homes for all
Tea + Architecture is a chance to get an hour of affordable advice from one of the senior designers at Stephen Kavanagh Architects, with all of the proceeds going to Evolve Housing + Support, an established homelessness charity based in South London.
We see an opportunity to help homeowners embark on their dream project, while simultaneously doing something for those who are less fortunate. So whether your looking to buy a property, extend, renovate or build, we look forward to meeting you.
WHO ARE EVOLVE?
"A place of positive change and growth".
Evolve are a leading homelessness charity in London providing supported housing for homeless people, working with 2000 people each year. They provide a solution to homelessness through shelter, support and advice to over 700 people each day, who would otherwise be homeless across four London Boroughs.
Evolve work with homeless and vulnerable people both north and south of the Thames in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, and Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Kingston-Upon-Thames. Their customers and staff include people of all ages, men and women, and people with a rich diversity of faiths and backgrounds.
Click on the logo adjacent to link through to Evolve's website to learn more.
HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?
While buildings take months to design and longer to build, there is plenty to be gained from a short chat with a professional architect.
You may wish to discuss the ins and outs of planning permission. Or maybe you are thinking of buying a property and want to understand its potential. You may already have some ideas and just want a second opinion. Or perhaps you just want someone to talk you through the the various stages in the process.
Short consultations can be immensely useful, especially if you know exactly what you want to get out of them.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Starting in early 2018, you will be able to book a casual Saturday morning session to discuss your home renovation ambitions.
The requested donation, at £90 for the hour, is slightly less than the industry rate for an Architect's advice, with all of the proceeds going to the charity. Should you wish to offer more, this would always be most welcome.
You will be free to keep any sketches or notes offered during your session, and if any workshop progresses to become a full design project, a portion of our professional fees will also go to the charity.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
As designers, we find it intriguing to meet new people and discuss a wide collection of new projects and design challenges in short succession. The challenge is how to make the process useful and productive.
To get the most out of your session, we strongly recommend that you bring floor plans, photos and any other useful info you have on the existing property.
We understand that most people won't have measured drawings of their house, in which case estate agent plans will do. In short, the more you can give us, the more we can give you.