“It has been a great pleasure to work with such a talented and dedicated team, both in the detailed planning of the project and to deliver it within a tight timetable for the construction work itself. As well as greatly improving the facilities and ambience for guests, I feel that this development has enhanced the architectural merit of the building with stylish contemporary flourishes.”
Lord St Levan, of St Aubyn Estates
“Having worked with Dan Stewart on several high profile projects I am always impressed by his integrity, determination to think through complex problems and find innovative solutions, manage expectations and continually exceed them but overwhelmingly by his efficiency. Running my own practice in garden and landscape design means I have a good understanding of working practices and all the breadth of skills that bolt on to the creative stuff we initially approach architects for. Dan, and the rest of the team at ADG Bespoke bring a thorough package with them and we hope to continue to be able to recommend them to clients as well as instruct them for our own projects in the future.”
Darren Hawkes, Fowey
'This was particularly difficult when considering entries such as the Godolphin Arms in Marazion, Cornwall, with it's breath-taking views of St Michael's Mount. Here judges appreciated the way that Architects Design Group's renovation work at the Godolphin Arms had opened up stunning, previously under-utilised beachside views of Mount's Bay - 'It's very arresting... but you almost can't go wrong with it' said Alsop.'
The RIBA Journal, September 2015 Edition
'We have worked with the ADG architectural team for several years and more recently with their interior design team. I am delighted to report that ADG’s quality and innovative approach remains consistently high in all departments.'
WILL ASHWORTH, Managing Director, The Hotel & Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay
'The ADG team bring with them innovative ideas and a flair to the design that we could not have achieved without them." "ADG have been supportive throughout the course of the project, we have very much enjoyed working with them and hope to work together in the future.'
RICHARD JENKINS, Facilities Manager, Foot Anstey Solicitors
'An excellent experience and service from start to finish of the project. Obviously as always this was highly dependant on the people who were involved. Thank you'
IAN CLOAD, Head Teacher, Boringdon Primary School
'I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the result of the College entrance and reception. Students, visitors, staff and Governors have all commented on how fantastic, different and bright the entrance now is. Thank you to you and the team, especially Juliet who was so patient with me."'
SAM ABBOTT, Vice Principal, City College Plymouth
'A commercially aware Practice, adept at listening to diverse views and producing a sensitive design that works.'
NICK MOORE, Regional Director, GPI Group
'I am writing to express our thanks for the excellent work that your team and in particular Jez Lavers have produced at Boringdon School. Throughout the project the team cohesion has been excellent and their reaction to the "fast start" was much appreciated. The schools, Governors and Local Authority have appreciated your engaging approach and understanding of the schools needs to maintain its output. The designs and contract administration has produced an inspiring environment that pupils clearly enjoy and will benefit them in the future. You should be proud of the outcome.'
LES ALLEN, Programme Manager, Plymouth City Council
'Interserve have been working closely with ADG, the lead designers on the design/build contract for the new High View School, in Plymouth, and are delighted with the overall design concept and in particular their approach to the D&B commercial aspect. Their management of the whole design and coordination has been first class, as, has been their communication with the client's stakeholders. Given the very tight time scale to submit the scheme for planning and getting on site, ADG have been able to pull out all the stops and hit all target dates. We are sure the scheme will be a success which will have been a complete team effort, for which ADG have played a major role, on top of which they are genuine and nice people to work with'
MIKE HEXTER, Project Manager, Interserve Project Services
'The Architects Design Group (ADG) have provided the Barden Corporation with a full range of architectural services for over twenty years. They have delivered on all fronts. Their professionalism, quality and cost effectiveness of service is their hallmark which ensured all our repeat business. I recall many times when we wanted their help "yesterday ", as so often happens in a fast moving growing business,and they were always responsive helping Barden to deliver our expansion programmes. Finally, business is about people and the whole team at ADG have been a pleasure to work with.'
DR GRAHAM S STIRLING CBE, MD Barden Corporation Ltd, Plymouth 1983 - 2010
'ADG have done a fantastic job of interpreting and designing our nursery school and children’s centre based on the needs of our children and families.'
LYNDA CHAPMAN, Head Teacher, Plymbridge Nursery School and Children’s Centre
'ADG provided us with a high quality services, delivering good design and timely execution. ADG demonstrated good design skills dealing with a difficult project, multiple phases and complex arrangement. I would happily recommend ADG on future schemes.'
NEIL READ, Project Director, Land Securities Developments
'We have now read the plan. It exceeds all our expectations. Despite all the travails it exceeds on several levels - as a perceptive analysis of the status quo, as an objective analysis of the town’s problems and possibilities and a fair appraisal of the clutch of projects. As icing on the cake, the presentation is masterly. The plan is a pleasure to read.'
Totnes and District Community Steering Group
'The Trust was very impressed with the quality of advice and design solution provided by ADG for the new Sterile Services Department at Yeovil which not only met the project brief but more importantly achieved the optimum layout for a compliant and functional department. The new facility has contributed to a very efficient process for the flow of instruments due to the spatial design with excellent internal adjacencies and segregation in accordance with the relevant standards. The new unit blends well with the existing external structure which was a challenge given the location, achieved an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM environmental rating and has created a unique and aesthetically pleasing working environment for the users. Overall this was a successful project outcome which was completed on programme, within budget and to a high standard.'
ROBERT STEELE, Director of Estates and Facilities Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
'Our Church Oversight Group has worked closely with ADG to give its input on the design and construction so we are looking forward to occupying a building which has been tailor-made to our needs. We’re hoping to welcome all our regular community groups to use the facilities as well as attracting some new ones.'
REV. STEVE PAYNE, Vicar of St Paul’s Church Efford Plymouth
'I want you too know that everyone that sees the hall and classrooms are wowed. The people from Cognita say it is the best project the have ever seen in one of their UK schools.'
JANE LEE, Headteacher, Kings School, Plymouth