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Meet the team

We bring exceptional ideas to life through our team, our collaborators and the people who use the spaces we design.

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Shaping architecture for all

We are a creative, curious and talented bunch, who listen to our clients to create sustainable buildings which blend robust functionality with thoughtful and inspiring design.

Our seven studios provide bespoke design services to a multitude of sectors from small civic projects through to masterplanning new communities for living and working. 

By committing time upfront to listen, pushing the art of collaborative, thoughtful design and keeping to our word through honest and transparent communication, we add tangible value to projects.

See our Projects
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The Bella Centre Community Custody Unit4

How we work

To create spaces people love means finding ways of involving those that use them. We commit to listening closely to all stakeholders early in the design process, to see the whole picture, not just the building.

The diversity of our sector and service specialists provides a depth of experience and skills nuanced to each and every project. This brings greater innovation and diversity of thought to our designs and how we collaborate with broader design teams, with quality driving every aspect of our process.

By designing to budget and timescales we are honest about the art of the possible within those realities. That means our designs are deliverable and encourages confidence in our clients to work with us again. They trust us to deliver. 

Our ability to listen closely, create together and deliver better has led us to being awarded the Winner of the Newcomer of the Year at the 2023 AJ100 Awards.

See how we create spaces that people love
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Collaboration

Design is a collective endeavour.

Our team is interconnected, always seeking to leverage the array of expertise we have in one place to push the art of the possible in each project.  

Beyond our own people, we are part of the IDeA Network, a global collective of Architects across nineteen countries. Our shared philosophy of collaboration means we can better serve our clients through different experiences and unique perspectives.

See our collaboration in practice
AJ 100
Idea

Collaboration both nationally and internationally is at the heart of our approach. Together, we deliver internationally reputable projects that make a positive difference to the way people interact with places.

Philip Macdonald

Managing Partner

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Our purpose, vision and values

Give form to our client’s values


We are committed to contextual design solutions which are technically competent, sustainable and deliverable. Good design management is integral to our approach, enabling us to deliver the most complex of projects, on time and on budget.

Shape architecture for all


We handle a broad variety of projects, from large-scale strategic masterplans to new buildings both large and small as well as inspirational community projects that are transforming urban and rural communities.

Listen, create and deliver


We work collaboratively with clients, engineers and others, to enhance our projects through the multi-discipline integration of design and construction.

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Meet our team

We are one team drawn from many nationalities which brings a diversity of thought that we are extremely proud of. Our passion for what we do leads to the creation of more than just buildings; it creates relationships, trust and exceptional outcomes.

Meet the team