For impactful, meaningful design to occur, a collaborative mindset is essential from the outset. Building buildings is hard work. No organisation can do it alone and no individual has a monopoly on good ideas. True collaboration is an enriching process for all involved in a project. We regularly team up with interior designers, artists, graphic designers and other architects. We are always open to work with others for the good of the project.
We spend time listening to our clients to find out what they want to achieve. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of any project is critical to developing a successful response. We dive deep, interrogating the brief, investigating the history, challenging assumptions and testing options as we go. Alongside our project work, we are actively engaged with academia and R&D. We regularly teach and crit at architecture schools around the UK and are involved with the development of new off-site construction systems. These strands of the practice broaden our horizons and keep us inspired. What we learn makes us better architects, improving the service we offer to our clients.
We add value.
We believe that a user-focused design process adds value for our clients. Where resources are limited, we ensure budgets are prioritised and resources spent where it will have the most impact. Value isn’t necessarily about money. Value could mean having more space to accommodate a growing family, or natural light in a previously dingy office. Whatever value means for the client, we are confident it can be enhanced through quality design.