Established in London in 1988 as an architectural office in pursuit of excellence in design.
Through its defined methodology the office has intentionally been kept small and is organised around a highly qualified and experienced core of architects, supported by extra staff as the work demands. Through this methodology the principals of the officehave full control of day to day work and are personally involved in the design and its development.The client/architect relationship is a priority and the office working methods ensure that clients effectively become a part of the design team.
The above policy has been proven by the number of projects undertaken and built in such a short time to such a high quality of design, culminating in the award of "excellence in design" from the American Institute of Architects - for the Audi Lighting Laboratory in 1995, being short listed for the 'British Construction Industry Awards’ in 1998 and winning the innovation in structures award from the Institute of Structural Engineers 1999 both for the Arab Urban Development Institute library reading all glass cube.
Maintaining these standards entails specialisation and the office only undertakes the architectural element of the design. To offer its clients a total service other engineers in the various disciplines are appointed as each project requires or clients are advised on the appointment of such engineers directly. In each case the office takes the leading role and coordinates the total group effort into a unified whole. This method ensures that the very best engineers are appointed to the project as well as giving our clients the freedom to appoint specific engineers that they know, have worked with in the past or wish to be involved with.
Based in London, the office draws on the latest developments in building technology, taking advantage of the pool of specialist expertise centred on the city. The office also taps into the research being undertaken in the various universities. The recent appointment of two professors from Cambridge University as 'environmental consultants' to the design team for the headquarters building of 'Spimaco' is a fine example where the consumption of energy for the project was considerably reduced.
As well as being highly design orientated the office prides itself on its awareness of budgetary constraints and applies its expertise to evolving design solutions which are most cost effective.
The design philosophy of the office lies within the modern idiom. Stylistically each solution is unique, being generated by the fusion of the specific ingredients of client, site, programme and budget.