About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Do House Extensions Need Planning Permission?

Do you need planning permission for your house extension? What about altering the layout of your current home. Adding or moving windows? For…

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Are Open Plan Houses a Good Idea?

Open-plan houses have gained tremendous popularity in recent years, with many homeowners opting for spacious, interconnected living spaces instead of traditional segmented layouts….

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How do I Find a Good Builder?

You’ve got your PreArc sketch plans, you’ve chosen your preferred option and you’ve put your planning application in (should you need one!) Now…

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The Planning Process Explained

A Householder Planning Application is the most common path for homeowners seeking planning approval for property extensions. This application type is typically necessary…

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What are the RIBA Stages of Work?

The RIBA Plan of Work was initiated in 1963 to provide a framework for architects to use on projects with their clients, bringing…

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Homes within Conservation Areas

Conservation areas were established to safeguard the unique architectural and historical significance of a place – essentially, the characteristics that render it unique…

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What is Permitted Development?

What is Permitted Development?  You can perform certain types of work without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called “permitted development…

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