We seek to discover something new or unique in each project. We do not have a 'house' style.
Any design is preceded by a careful study of the site's historical, technical, social and financial characteristics, with attention to the clients’ budgets.
We admire excellent work of all periods, and respect what is of value in the most ordinary structure. In some cases, we recommend only "light touch" intervention to achieve maximum impact. Our design is informed by good construction practice, particularly the craft-led methods found in historical buildings.
Murray John RIBA. Grad Dipl Cons (AA). AABC
Murray's studies at the Architectural Association and the London College of Furniture have given him a practical understanding of materials and craftsmanship, and of art and design. His architectural training with Alban and Martin Caroe included work on Wells and St David's Cathedrals, and other major historic buildings. He is on the register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation and campaigns for the conservation of listed buildings. Murray is also an Inspecting Architect for the Diocese of London.
His projects demonstrate his passion for identifying and enhancing the rich historic urban fabric. His commissions include Conservation Plans for London Underground, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Wallace Collection, and design and development for Sir John Soane's Museum, and branding support for companies such as Lassco & Penhaligon's and countless domestic projects. He lectures in architecture at the Inchbald School of Design and is active in numerous amenity societies.
In recent years the City of Westminster, Lambeth and Kensington and Chelsea have employed the company directly as support for community, social and townscape conservation projects. This has fired a deep and passionate interest in the conservation of streets and the promotion of social housing.