People are at the heart of whatever we do – we have established a studio of talented individuals who are focussed on listening to and understanding our clients’ aspirations with the primary aim of creating places which will enrich the lives of all those who use them.
We apply our collective imagination and experience to produce unique and distinctive architecture. We invest time in thinking and exploring creatively pragmatic ideas that will best deliver what our clients need - we do not believe in arbitrary, conceptual shape-making. Just because we can does not mean we should.
We set up our practice in order to be able to give clients our full attention. We love what we do and want our clients to also enjoy the process of designing and making buildings. Our whole team share this ethos and we take pride in the long lasting client relationships that we have developed.
Whatever the scale of the project, its ultimate success is reliant upon well executed detail. We enjoy thinking strategically, generating comprehensive masterplans for clients with complex estates but we also thrive on getting the details right through effective collaboration, coordination and control.
We believe that we should always be thinking about the future, how our buildings will perform and behave long after the photographer has left. We aim to create simple, best value solutions to achieve low energy, high performance and socially responsible design, whether we are designing new buildings or re-energising an old one.
We strive to make buildings that can change peoples’ lives. We also believe in contributing to the community in other ways: we encourage our staff to take part in local, socially responsible activities and offer paid leave for participation in causes that reflect our values. Each year we contribute financially to charities nominated by our team.
We always want to learn more and we feel that creating successful projects is best achieved by being involved throughout the construction process and beyond to actively support our clients and monitor how our buildings fulfil their aspirations. Each project should effectively inform and improve our next one.