We are a well-established small architectural practice with a record of many high-quality, imaginative yet practical projects.
We enjoy working closely with clients to create distinctive places to live. Our work ranges from reviving tired flats to creating whole living environments including built-in furniture, lighting and landscape design, all of which we do in-house. Accustomed to working within the restrictions posed by existing buildings, often listed, we explore the possibilities and find contemporary solutions which complement the original property.
Our sensitive, modern designs use natural materials, colour and light to give a feeling of space and warmth. We link introverted houses to their gardens, bring character to dull apartments, resolve awkward layouts, and optimise space with finely crafted built-in furniture.
Brought up by parents with a strong interest in modern design, I knew by the age of five that I wanted to become an architect. Studying first at Syracuse University’s strictly Bauhaus-oriented architecture school in my native New York state, and then at London’s laissez-faire Architectural Association, I remained in London and completed my professional practice experience working on the British Library.
Much of my inspiration comes from activities beyond the 'drawing board' and technical studies. Playing classical music hones my design skills, cycling around London helps me appreciate how neighbourhoods have developed, travelling abroad shows me different societies resolving comparable problems, gardening keeps me in touch with the natural order.