Shape Of Things To Come –
'AOC combine the questioning naivety of youth with a serious agenda.'
– Tom Dyckhoff The Times
'[AOC’s] initial design for the Lift New Parliament embodies Lift’s innovative approach and is truly unique. It really is an inspiring project.'
– Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
'The jury felt that AOC was the most open to participation and consultation processes and that their initial concept design was delightfully iconic and achievable.'
– Angharad Wynne-Jones Director of Lift
' It has been my burning ambition as headteacher of the school to have an early years unit linking the developmental areas of Nursery and Reception together. I wanted to provide an exciting all-weather outdoor play area and the architects have provided all this and more with a sensory studio, role play area and key stage two teaching terrace overlooking an ecologically friendly sedum roof garden. A lot of redundant land has been made use of. '
– Janet Summers Head Teacher, Friars School
The best and the brightest 2005: Hot Brits.
'AOC look – and act – most unlike stereotypical architects. A multi-disciplinary practice from varied backgrounds [...] the partnership formed after they discovered they shared the same obsessions: "the connection of people to places rather than beautiful places per se [...] buildings that are built for one purpose and can then be used for something else".’
– Charlotte Williamson The Observer
'Neither Alsop, Branson Coates, FAT, nor AOC are designers scared of metaphorical fisticuffs: their designs are colourful and lippy, and so
– Jonathan Glancey The Guardian