We believe that good design has the ability to elevate practical and mundane buildings and spaces into places of delight and enduring quality – creating better places to live, work and socialise. It’s why we put people at the heart of everything we do.
From our design studios in London and Manchester, we use our skills in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture to work on housing, education, health, arts and commercial projects of all shapes and sizes across the country. Throughout, we collaborate with clients, communities and end-users – listening, questioning and challenging when appropriate. Our thorough briefing process ensures we form a clear, shared vision for the project and is designed to unearth information, establish its essence and inspire all those involved.
Our long tradition of research and advocacy also means that we encourage others to follow our lead in creating better spaces, in particular when it comes to the critical issues of design standards and sustainability.