Bob Allies and Graham Morrison founded the practice in 1984 and together they continue to retain responsibility for its design direction.
Bob Allies trained at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Architecture. He was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and has held visiting professorships at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Bath and the University of Maryland.
He has served on the Council of the Architectural Association and the Faculty of the British School in Rome, chaired the annual Brick Awards and was a member of the Advisory Board for the CABE/DETR document ‘By Design’. He is currently a member of the London Mayor’s Design Advisory Group and is chair of the South-east Design Review Panel