Just thought I'd start a thread that lists some ideas for new avenues of work for you people.
No. 1 -- Internal Re-Design of Existing Small Industrial Units
Objectives -- To optimise space & natural lighting, functional area arrangement, humanise worker circulation paths (e.g. no "maintenance gallery" steel stairs) and internal views, ventilation design, interior decor, washroom placement (often lunatic on existing units), . . .
Why Use Architect ? -- Primarily for 3-D design skills.
Existing unit layouts show effects of 'design by builder' . . . .
Later improvised rearrangements by tenants are usually very crude, hurried and awkward.
Benefits -- More rentable unit for owner.
-- More efficient/convenient/congenial/presentable workplace for tenant & staff.
-- A new stream of revenue for architects.
Comments -- Not glamourous work but there is a need for it, and plenty of it.
Successful redesigns would lead to more engagements from other unit owners looking to have an edge in a glutted market..