As architects and urbanists, and Building Design Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year 2014, we have a reputation for expertise in the design of successful mixed-use masterplans, as well as education, healthcare and residential-led schemes. We work with important clients in each sector, many of them come to us on a repeat basis. And through our Urban Practitioners group, we offer specialist expertise in consultation, working closely with local authorities and local communities.
We have gained invaluable insight through the design and completion of buildings within our own masterplans, as well as within existing masterplan frameworks by other architects. In London, we have been involved in two of the capital’s most significant regeneration sites as co-masterplanner – at the 2012 Olympics and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and King’s Cross Central. Beyond the UK, our contextual-driven approach has led to appointments on culturally sensitive sites in the heart of Doha and in central Beirut.
In 2014 we published The Fabric of Place with Artifice Books, which documents a series of our major urban projects and also sets out the principles and theories which underpin them. In the book, we make explicit what has long been implicit in our philosophy and work: cities can evolve and change by building on their historic form and identity rather than sacrificing it.