Change is good
Whether you are a property owner who wants to build a new shopping centre or a company moving into a rented space, change is required, and that can be both exciting and foreboding. Change, however, is part of our everyday life. We thrive in this environment and are specialists in making our customers feel secure throughout the change process.
So let’s get started.
An environment without people is like love without an embrace
By this we mean that relevance only arises in the meeting between an organisation and the platform that supports it. As people we are far better served if someone understands what we need. Therefore architecture cannot be just about problem solving and drawing up plans; if so the value it offers can only be measured in terms of financial savings – and these will never add up to enough. To create true value, architectural tools must be used to identify how business benefits can be maximised. And the best way to do this is by understanding the vision.
From here we can develop and formulate questions that we will explore via interviews, workshops, surveys and questionnaires, until we have the answers.
The end result is delivered in many different forms. It may be a new school or an innovative building. A concept written down on a sheet of paper. A film or a design manual under constant development. The solution is a result of the need, and together with our customer we identify the real need.
Benefits and emotions:
99% customer satisfaction
99% of employees and visitors to the Stockholm City Mission Youth Clinic were satisfied with the solution we created for them. However, we would like to get in touch with that 1% – and ask them what we could have done better?
We said thanks,
but no thanks
We were approached for help by a provider of rental office space that believed they had problems with the designs of their rooms. Our location studies revealed that the problem lie not with the rooms but the need for better services for tenants. So we declined the project.
The number of miniature figures handed out at the opening of the Venice Biennale in May, 2016. The aim of “Include me” was to raise awareness of the question “Who is included in architecture, the Biennale and the EU?” Each miniature figure represented 1,000 refugees seeking asylum in the EU in 2015. (UNHCR). .
We have it so good.
It’s not right that the police don’t receive training in how to deal with teenage girls who self-harm. They used to. The Society for Children’s Rights took care of it, but they were forced to abandon the training due to lack of resources. Nor is it right that expectant teenage mothers are left alone with a new-born without any support. But thankfully they get the help from the Stockholm City Mission.
We all know somebody who has cancer. We die of cancer. It’s not right. Last year the Cancer Society raised 500 million SEK in private donations that went directly to research. Modern society is based on people’s willingness to help and contribute. We urge you to take part. Small business owners, business leaders, individuals and family members – just do it. We have what it takes. Visit the Fundraising Council website http://www.frii.se/medlemmar/lista/ and select a certified charity. Let’s support those who are passionate about a charity and its good work, and know how to maximise the benefits from a donation. Give them 10% of your profits just like we do.