Design & Technical
Circling the Square has built up over many years expertise in providing design and technical services, from working with architects, specialist designers, council officers, regeneration partners on architectural and environmental improvement schemes. We have summarized below some of the key services we can offer in design and technical requirements on projects:
Research & Consultation
Upon being commissioned artists will need to undertake their own research to develop the content of the artwork in relation to any established themes, preferred medium and physical location presented in the clients brief. of the artwork. The artist will need to consult with the client team, local communities and project partners usually involving community consultations, presentations and participatory workshops depending on the commissions. Circling the Square has the experience to facilitate or deliver this process.
Site Analysis & Planning Permission
Circling the Square has experience of undertaking the necessary analysis of sites to support the design process. It is important prior to starting any design work to determining the location of services and to establish any technical restriction relating to the site. The appropriate organisations and statutory bodies need to be contacted and consulted on the work. Generally, depending on the size and location, planning permissions will need to be sort for the artwork.
Sketch and detailed designs produced by artists will need to be presented to client groups their approval. Public exhibitions can also be held to inform local people and project partners about the artwork, gain their ideas and ensure wide support for the project.
Technical Drawings & Structural Reports
Scale drawings are usually required to show the structural integrity of the artwork and environmental improvements. These technical drawing also support seeking planning approval, engineering producing structural reports and calculations and provide working drawings for fabricators and on-site contractors. Circling the Square can provide this service.