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The Intelligent Design Centre

CREATIVE THINKING IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Our Ethos

IDC is a multi-faceted architecturally based building-design consultancy,
offering full turnkey solutions for various types of developments.

To achieve this, we provide site-specific guidance and manage an integrated design solution
in order to drive out best value – all in partnership with our clients.

This approach de-risks the development process and saves time and money,
therefore increasing profitability for our clients.

Welcome to IDC

Projects

We like to think that our job is to help people achieve their goals, whether that is to build their dream home, educate children in the best possible environment or grow their business. Here are some goals we have scored.

People

We realise that without the right people with the right outlook on life our business would be nothing. That is why we have assembled a dynamic, forward-thinking core team which is supplemented by a network of additional team members to respond to workload deadlines. The team is headed up by the three principals.

JOHN PICKUP – Director RIBA, RIBA-CA

Having had 20 years’ experience as Equity Director in a number of architectural businesses, John established The Intelligent Design Centre in 2011 to focus on promoting effective collaboration with allied professionals and providing a more holistic whole-life approach to design.

Supported by a number of key associates, he is a passionate advocate of integrated and intelligent design principles and the true importance of a robust Brief.   Quality in architecture is achieved through incorporating excellent design skills with a willingness to accept that not one person has all the answers.

JOHN DICKINSON – Director

John has over 25 years’ experience in architecture in a diverse range of professional organisations, having taken the lead role for the NHS in the procurement of over £100m of Primary Care Health Centres

John’s expertise lies in guiding clients in determining their brief and managing the project through design, construction detailing, and construction.

CRAIG BUCK – Director

Craig began his professional career in 1990 as a junior Architectural Technologist at Grimshaw Townsend Architects, the forerunner to The Intelligent Design Centre.

In 2006, the merger of Grimshaw and Townsend saw Craig become the senior Technical Design Manager at DAC’s office in Accrington. Craig joined John Dickinson and John Pickup in 2011 to establish The Intelligent Design Centre.

Craig is IDC’s Technical Director and prides himself on his ability as a problem-solver. The delivery of quality architecture is increasingly reliant upon a technical understanding of construction at an early stage in the process, so combined with IDC’s focus on sustainable architecture, Craig’s skills are an essential part of the process.

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Clients We’ve Worked With

Active Pathways | Blackburn Rugby Union Football Club | Brancaster Care | Hoar Cross Care | Lantex Manufacturing | Majestacare | NHS Property Services | Norwich Diocese | Oswaldtwistle Mills Ltd | Oswald Medical Centre | Progress Housing Group | Springhill Care | TNT UK Ltd | Church of England | Methodist Church

Contact Us

We don’t think of ourselves as solely buildings designers,
but rather as problem-solvers who help our clients achieve their dreams.

Do you have any dreams we can help you with?

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The Intelligent Design Centre
5-11 Eagle Street,
Accrington,
Lancashire
BB5 1LN

Telephone: 01254 232 007
Fax: 01254 392 193
Email: info@idc-architects.co.uk

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