is a practice of architects, urbanists
and interpreters, established in 2003. Building
on experience gained at respected practices
and regeneration bodies in London and
abroad, our architecture is both robustly
pragmatic and beautifully imaginative.
We embrace challenging projects and
encourage clients to be demanding, generating
open, honest, generous proposals in
Recent work includes the Janet Summers’ Early Years Centre at Friars Primary School; two first-placed housing schemes in the Elephant and Castle regeneration project; a winning master-design for 400 homes in South London; the consultative process, design and realisation of the Lift New Parliament, a demountable performance space for 200 people; and an urban regeneration game for Building Futures/ RIBA and CABE.
Winners in the AJ/Corus ‘40 under 40’, and runners up in the Young Architect of the Year 2005, we were listed in the Observer’s ‘Best and the Brightest: Hot List 2005’, the Evening Standard’s ‘top 50 bright young things 2006 and Wallpaper magazine’s ‘Architects Directory 2006’. Our work has been internationally published and exhibited in leading museums
| and galleries in the
UK, Europe and USA. We have taught at
many of the leading schools of architecture,
regularly lecture in the UK and Europe
and contribute to television, radio
and public debate.
Interested by the ways in which forces and factors besides architects shape places, we are committed to delivering projects that fully engage with and respond to the context - social, environmental and political - in which they are set. We approach projects through rigorous dialogue and research, enjoying and exploring the participation of others at every stage - while building the brief, during construction, and throughout occupation - believing that a broader conversation creates a richer and more bespoke end product.
Our organisational structure stimulates this conversation in 2 ways:
1 – The presence of AOC Participation, a distinct in-house unit specialising in consultation techniques and participatory methods.
2 – The active placement of individuals in other organisations - as project managers, advisors and teachers - for the exchange of knowledge and the building of communities of interest.