we are so sound design

‘specialists in architecture, interior design & project management’

We can design
and manage your project from concept to completion

We are So Sound Architecture & Interior Design, based in Leeds and Manchester. The So Sound team is able to provide professional services in architectural design, interior design and project management, in residential, commercial, sports and hospitality sectors. We are a motivated design practice, offering committed, considerate and creative designs and construction solutions. From our bases in Yorkshire and Lancashire, we can serve Bradford, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Sheffield and Wakefield.

The So Sound Work Process

We start by asking questions and listening. We listen to you, our Leeds and Manchester-based clients and we dig down, analyse and understand until we know everything about our client – to ensure we know precisely how we can help you. Through excellent communication and project management the design will be tailored to your individual requirements. The professional relationships we hold with local planning authorities, skilled tradesmen and suppliers will ensure that your project runs smoothly from concept to completion.

  • Step 1.
    The Concept:-

    The So Sound process starts with the ‘dig down’. It’s all about gathering a real understanding of your project and your requirements. We have a set of questions, specifically designed to collect precisely the right information. We can then efficiently generate an accurate brief, commence working on your project, with a full understanding of your requirements, aspirations and budget.

    The Process
  • Step 2.
    The Construction of The Concept:-

    We consider this stage of the process to be one of the most important aspects of any project. We use the brief and our experience to explore all the possibilities. We generate ideas and develop them to create a design for you. With our creative flair and excellent construction knowledge, we always look at the brief from several different perspectives, thus ensuring we provide you with a scheme that surpasses your expectations.

    The Process
  • Step 3.
    Your Input:-

    A critical part of the design process is you. We have found that clear and direct communication between you, and our design team, is fundamental to the success of the project. Once we develop the initial ideas, we encourage open and honest discussion, where your feedback will be taken on board and incorporated back into the design.

    The Process
  • Step 4.
    Moving Forward:-

    Once you are 100% happy with our design concept, we will then prepare the necessary drawings and organise all statutory approvals such as planning and building regulations. At this stage of the project we are able to work for you as your agent, liaising with the local authority, structural engineers and other specialists. At this stage of the project we are able to work for you, act as your agent, liaising with local authorities, structural engineers and other specialist designers.

    The Process
  • Step 5.
    Project Management:-

    Many of our clients do not have an in-depth knowledge of the construction process. We are able to offer a project management service, where we would look after your interests when dealing with builders. Helping to establish contracts, monitor progress and quality, all with the aim of providing piece of mind for our clients.

    The Process
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So Sound Design provided us with a consultancy and design service, which allowed us to complete our renovation activity in just eight weeks and within a restricted and finite budget. Their excellent understanding of the planning process ensured that planning permission was granted quickly, with no issues – particularly challenging given the location of the building in a conservation area. Their design consultancy service ensured we were able to make well considered design decisions which allowed us to meet our aspirations within our limited budget. The resulting schedule of works provided by So Sound Design allowed us to manage our contractors and suppliers to very specific deliverables, enabling tight control of budget and timescales. It was a pleasure working with such a professional, knowledgeable and customer focussed organisation.

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