The practice’s work is the result of the rigorous analysis of each project Brief and the questioning of routine or presumed solutions. Its response to the demands that emerge will typically, embrace both new technologies and the novel use of traditional materials. Consequently its designs are unique solutions which address the specific demands of each scheme.
The practice has established a creative approach that has generated inspirational solutions to design opportunities that range in scale from museum display cases to major urban master-planning exercises. The need for variety is motivated by the desire for fresh design challenges that will provoke original, inventive and resourceful responses.
The practice’s creative and technical abilities are supported by the latest ICT infrastructure and by a programme of continuing professional development training. The allocation of the appropriate skills and experience within each project team maintains the efficiency necessary to ensure that the maximum time can be dedicated to the design process and generating innovative ideas.
The practice acknowledges that climate change is a major threat on a global scale and that those involved in building design have an important responsibility to demonstrate the sustainability of their work, especially in the context of CO2 emissions. It meets the demand to manage limited natural resources by demonstrating design strategies that conserve, re-cycle and realise renewable sources of energy, as well as addressing themes of environmental, social and economic sustainability in their broadest sense.