Architectural Due Diligence


Imagine if 100 recurring building mistakes were specifically prohibited from being constructed.


Most building programs produce workplaces that maximize productivity, health and safety in building. However budget and time priorities can compromise planning, briefing and construction work and allow mistakes to be constructed. Professional managers use lessons systematically learned from previous projects to ensure that mistakes are not repeated.


Architectural Due Diligence is a management system to identify features and qualities in building proposals that were reported to cause problems in relevant buildings. Architectural Due Diligence provides a process to improve quality by avoiding mistake repetition.

1.Identify relevant sets of lessons learned for the proposed building type

2.Review the design proposal in detail

3.“Flag” building risks to productivity, health and safety

4.Propose precautionary barriers and mitigation steps to protect the organisation from building problems

Lessons Learned

More than 100 lessons were repeatedly learned in 170 Post Occupancy Building Evaluations. The evaluations included small single buildings, large complexes and campuses. Offices, schools, universities, polytechnics, medical, museums, courts, police stations, apartments, houses and military and retail facilities were evaluated.


Organisations can talk with us about introducing Architectural Due Diligence. The process uses lessons learned from an estimated 7,500 building stakeholders who have typically used 170 buildings for at least a year.