We are a design-led practice, with talented designers and a strong record of delivery.
Our work is all about the people who use it; how they will inhabit and experience the buildings and places that we design. We take a whole life approach, considering how our designs will adapt, retain their relevance, and continue to be enjoyed for years to come.
We aim to see our projects through to completion; making them helps us to design better places. The way buildings and spaces are put together, how things connect, support, touch and enclose informs all our work. We value simplicity and elegance; what is essential to ensure the intelligent use of the world’s resources.
We specialise in crafting design solutions for projects, international or local, large or small.
We get to the essence of what people need from buildings and spaces, listening, challenging and responding to clients and stakeholders with elegant, bold solutions. We set out a clear and engaging vision that draws people into the design and the process.
We utilise appropriate technology. We look for better ways of making components and systems perform and collaborate with the wider industry to make this happen. We are proactive and inventive.
We embed sustainability and well-being into our projects and practice.
We recognise the need to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of our projects and the way we work in our studios and remotely. Sustainability and well-being are not an add-on for us, but an integral part of our projects and practice. We commit to our role in regenerative design, integrating the enduring wellbeing of people and natural systems.
As a signatory of Architects Declare UK, we are committed to delivering real change, moving beyond a tick box exercise to a consideration of sustainability in its widest sense, creating equitable and liveable places for future generations. We have made a commitment to become Carbon Neutral certified across our five global studios by offsetting carbon emissions through carefully chosen infrastructure projects around the world that reflect our own interests.
We are a team of 150 professionals in the UK, Australia, and Canada, working flexibly and collaboratively with clients and the wider industry.
Our diverse international team each bring their own unique backgrounds and perspectives to the projects and people that we work with. We are natural collaborators, keen to talk, to listen and to understand. It is by working closely with everyone involved – clients, stakeholders, colleagues, and end users - that we deliver successful projects.
We take the time to understand what others need from us, when it is appropriate for us to lead and when to support. Our collaborative approach has nurtured enduring and productive relationships for over 30 years.
Our ambition is simple but expansive, shaping and connecting places for a sustainable future.
People are at the heart of everything we do. We want our designs to be a pleasure to use, allowing people, places, and nature to thrive together.