about us

“Design is a dialogue, not a monologue”.

We are an independent firm of architects who work with clients to develop innovative and appropriate design solutions for a variety of building types, project sizes and budgets. 

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Formed in 1991, we are based in the Midlands and have been engaged in projects throughout the UK for clients from both the private and public sectors.   We have  worked hard to develop a creative environment in which all projects can achieve their potential.

Without a doubt, our greatest asset is the multi-talented and enthusiastic people we have working for us. We are committed to investment in training and development for each and every member of the team, whether they are fully qualified architects, interior designers or administration support.

We specialise in creating wellbeing environments for health and social care facilities. Environment plays a huge part in the healing process and we work with our clients to maximise the design opportunities available to them, within their budget, to achieve their clinical aims effectively and sustainably.  In addition to our well-developed expertise in healthcare, we also have wide experience in other fields including education, housing and leisure.

Our approach is consistent, being creative and innovative, whilst pragmatic and grounded in reality. The underlying ethos of the practice is based on listening, analysis, questioning, testing and leading. We seek to provide functional, cost effective, sustainable and inspiring solutions. 
This approach is one of problem solving, as opposed to being stylistically led, through dialogue and collaborative working, at all times remaining mindful of our client’s needs and aspirations.

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