New architecture, alongside repair and re-use of historic buildings, is a vital part of the growth and positive development of our built heritage. Our understanding of that heritage enables us, as architects, to develop creative, enduring responses to a client’s brief and the unique opportunities of a building, site or place.
We begin each project with a careful analysis of client requirements, of the site, its characteristics and historical context. While the practice has no ‘house style’, it applies the same rationale and rigour to each project; materials are chosen for their appropriateness to function, location and sustainability.
The common ‘thread’ in all of our new architecture work is a sensitivity to the context in which we design. This does not preclude adventurous, sometimes surprising outcomes – but they always work with, rather than against their settings, enhancing and bringing new life to them.