We are a design-led practice, who relish a challenge and with a strong record of delivery.
Our work is all about the people who use it; how they will inhabit and experience the buildings, places and artefacts 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 enjoy seeing our projects through to completion; making them helps us to design better places. The way buildings are put together, how things connect, support, touch and enclose informs all of our work. We value simplicity and elegance; what is essential to ensure the intelligent use of the world’s resources.
We specialise in creating solutions for complex projects, large or small, international and local.
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 helps people get involved with 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 provocative and inventive.
We are a team of 150 professionals in the UK, Canada and Australia, working flexibly and collaboratively with clients and the wider industry.
Our diverse international team each bring their own unique backgrounds and perspectives to projects and to the 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 pains 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 cities for the future
People are at the heart of everything we do. We want to design buildings and places that are a pleasure to use and create civilised beautiful environments that enrich lives.