“We’re a small practice with big experience.”
“We don’t just design buildings, we solve problems.”
“Combining development with transport design.”
“Growing masterplanning portfolio.”
“Moving from macro to micro – getting the balance right.”
Our experience totals over 30 years, and today we are one of few small practices to have such a broad knowledge in mid-scale infrastructure schemes whose clients include TFL and Network Rail. Adam spent 15 years working alongside John McAslan, seven of those as a partner, working for a long time on historic buildings, including the De La Warr Pavilion and Roundhouse, which eventually led onto London-based transport projects, in particular Kings Cross Station. Jan worked with Foster & Partners for 13 years, both in infrastructure and transport including the Jubilee line extension, airports and international rail stations.
We work together from the very outset of a project, tackling problems as they arise and carefully moving with the flow of each project as it develops and evolves. Our strengths lie in our ability to work with and respond to a wide range of stakeholders, from technical clients, to those in conservation, heritage and design. We meet our client’s needs efficiently and effectively, managing and designing projects in-house where possible.
We are increasingly combining development and transport design. Our knowledge of the railway, underground and overground, coupled with our understanding of the intrinsic complexities and compliances involved within the transport industry, demonstrate a unique combination of architecture. We compile factors from both engineering and design, which in turn draw a broad range of audiences to our projects.
Our experience in masterplanning began in Thames Gateway and has more recently been realised in social regeneration projects, where we have been instrumental in creating ‘new’ neighbourhoods in some of London Boroughs. Skilled masterplanning is about creating a vision which is also commercially viable, the success of a project lies within its ability to achieve a balance between social ideals and commercial practicality.
The size of our practice means we can successfully adapt between macro and micro projects. Our experience in larger scale projects allows us to transfer and apply those skills needed to smaller, often more complex projects with ease. In our opinion, fundamentally good design has to not only offer value, but also be economically viable and ultimately functional.