About the company
JV Architects is a new architectural business founded by charted architect John Verkaik in 2013. Based in Folkestone, Kent, the company provides a number of architectural services to the local community and serves both commercial, residential and public sector industries.
Although JV Architects are a relatively small practice they work closely with a number of specialist building professionals such as quantity surveyors, planning consultants and ecology specialists, this gives the company a large ‘toolbox’ comprising a number of services that are usually found within the bigger architectural companies.
Start-up to success
One thing we truly love here at Kent Web Host is supporting local ‘start-up’ businesses, and so we were delighted when JV architects contacted us to discuss how we could best support the company in the initial start up phase.
Initial consultation meetings focused on helping the Folkestone company to create a content strategy. This then helped JV Architects and Kent Web Host to define the website design together into a number of nuggets; projects are at the heart of the company, they need to be dynamic and added to on a regular basis; static pages such as about us, contact and services needed to be the foundation of the website and form the inner ‘core’.
Clean, ‘user friendly’ design
We designed the website to be uncluttered, clean and with subtle design elements in order to focus the visitor on the projects and the business values of the company. The results are that a user is taken on a journey through projects then ultimately led to the contact page.
Responsive web design in Kent
The website was designed to be responsive in order to provide users the same experience and quality no matter how small or big their screens are, no need to pinch-to-zoom as the website scales automatically.