“Design is a dialogue, not a monologue”.As an independent firm of architects, 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..
We have a multi-talented and enthusiastic team, many of whom have trained with us and progressed through the company. We value them and we invest in them, helping them to achieve as much as possible throughout their careers.
The company was formed in 1991.
Terry Plant, Managing Director
“I really love working within the fast-moving area of health design and find it fascinating that the environment plays such a big part in healing. We sit on a wide range of industry panels because it’s vital that our knowledge is always current and completely relevant to what we are doing.”
John Latto, Director
“I’m responsible for the strategic master planning of many complex projects across primary, secondary, mental health and social care, taking them from their strategic or conceptual roots, through to realisation.
At the start of every project, I define:
- What the health need is
- What services need to be provided to fulfil that need
- What does the estate need to look like in order to deliver that need?”
Neil Marshall, Director
“I’ve completed all my training with Design Büro. I am the technical lead and very much delivery and process focused. My team produces 3D working drawings and we deal with the contractors, managing the entire production process.”
Tim Adams, Director
“I never tire of seeing how the different components come together to form a whole. It’s inspiring to see how these elements can improve the patient environment.”
Kelly Stokes, Associate Director - Practice Management
“I joined The Design Büro in 2001 and I deal with all aspects of practice management. With the support and commitment of the management team, I’ve been able to design and implement business management systems for the practice enabling us to achieve ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.”