How we Work
"HAVING GAINED VALUABLE EXPERIENCE IN A LARGE OFFICE, WE WANTED TO DEVELOP A MORE INTIMATE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE THAT UNITES CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND CONSERVATION."
This allows us to be fully involved in the design of all buildings and gives us greater control over all aspects of a project – allowing us to be flexible, adaptable and able to respond quickly to change. We like to develop a close relationship with our clients and particularly enjoy working with private individuals or landowners – the actual occupiers of a building or people with a long-term interest in the project.
In some ways, our buildings reflect the way we work. We combine modern and traditional methods in the design and production of our architecture- using sketches, hand drawings, models, 3-D computer modelling and thermal software to test, simplify and refine each project.
The careful refurbishment of an existing building can save up to nearly 80% of heating costs. We adopt a balanced approach to the whole building, taking into account client preferences, capital costs, commercial benefits and overall returns on investment. We can help determine the most appropriate energy-saving measures, from minimal, “light green” interventions to more substantial “deep green” refurbishments up to Passivhaus standard.
If a wider appraisal is needed we can undertake a detailed condition survey or a Conservation Management Plan to assess the building’s historic and cultural importance and to help us balance its significance with the commercial requirements of the project.
The studio was established in 2006 and is based in historic Clerkenwell, on the edge of the City of London.