Alessandro Caruso Architecture and Interiors. We care every step of the way!
ACA+I is your innovative, architectural design hub.
ACA+I is a multi-disciplinary consultancy with substantial experience in Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Conservation and Residential sectors.
“We don’t just design buildings, we enhance lives, build sustainable community living spaces and deliver functionality with a dash of Italian flair.”
As architects and design advisors we believe in creating holistic environments. Our use of colour, natural materials and light are fundamentals in creating happier and healthier experiences for:
- People needing to spend time in hospitals, health centres, hospices, residential care homes, extra care housing, mental health or learning disability units.
- People working or learning in educational settings.
- People working in commercial offices.
- Commercial and residential property investors.
- People living in social housing.
- Landowners wanting a bespoke house design.
- Conservation projects.
ACA+I’s imaginative approach to concept development balances economic, structural and spatial efficiency and is based upon previous lessons learnt combined with research and awareness of best practice.
We deliver projects within budget and on time.
Interior Design Services
ACA+I design the interior environment of a building and your brand by firstly engaging with its users in order to understand the organisational and property needs, services and culture.
We create spaces that are functional, whilst enriching the lives of the people who experience them. Furniture, finishes and wayfinding are considered using bespoke built solutions or selected from specialist manufactures for specific developments in line with your brand.
We can work independently or part of an integrated team.
We have experience of hospital, educational facilities, residential, commercial and mixed-use masterplanning, working as members of an integrated team including:
- Regeneration Specialists.
- Architects & Landscape Architects.
- Urban Designers.
We develop sketch options based on sustainable philosophies to create value and maximise opportunities, in consultation with all stakeholders, while respecting existing communities and their heritage.
The final vision promotes pedestrian movement and a safe environment, improving the public realm for sustainable communities.
With over 15 schemes completed, meeting BREEAM ratings “Very Good” or “Excellent”, our approach considers sustainable solutions from the early stage of the design process and throughout, with a cradle to crate approach.
We determine a strategy, assessing the most suitable options, to develop the site based on its form and orientation, appropriate materials and suitable technologies for the building use. We have an established network of consultants at our disposal to aid in the development of building design, considering daylight and thermal software calculations from the initial feasibility stage.
It is especially important to share ideas clearly so we use 3D technologies to translate your requirements into a design that is accessible to a much wider audience. Our design approach includes physical and/or virtual models from the initial inception stage to ensure the building is developed in the way the user would experience it.
We work with selected consultants to develop further details and generate realistic visuals or animations that support your marketing strategy.
Project Management Services
With several years of experience as lead consultants, we believe in delivering an integrated service to our Clients from inception though to construction and completion.
We have developed a thorough understanding of project procurements using a variety of Partnering and Traditional routes in collaboration with team consultants.
As Architects and Project Managers, we define your brief giving equal consideration to design and construction requirements. We plan and monitor consistently to deliver your project on time, within budget and to the highest quality.
Principal Designer Services
As Architects and Principal Designers, we are key Project Advisors from the early stages. We assess the design of your project with a robust design risk management approach, focusing on the social aspects of each project:
- Users’ needs.
- Usability and maintenance access requirements once the building is operational.
- Human scale and interaction with the built environment.