We are proud to have been appointed at the communications team to the London Festival of Architecture for the third year in a row.
With the LFA now established as Europe’s largest annual architecture event, the festival continues to move from strength to strength, celebrating London as a global hub of experimentation, practice and debate. The programme, which runs every year throughout the whole of the month of June, is delivered by architecture and design practices and practitioners, cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others.
LFA 2017 saw a vast public audience with events across the capital exploring the ‘memory’ theme. This year, we expect to see one of the most ambitious programmes of the festival’s 14 year history with a diverse range of events in every corner of the capital centred around the theme “identity”.
London Festival of Architecture
With an equal focus on design and research the practice is preoccupied with developing new strategies that will help to improve the quality of life for all, Mæ’s purpose is to design buildings and places that uplift the human spirit. Their portfolio includes large scale social housing schemes and community arts centres all of which are designed to harmonise with nature. These considered projects utilise principles such as circular design, where materials with low embodied energy are prioritised.
KPF is a unified architectural practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, in all geographic regions. Their projects include the world’s tallest towers, longest spans, most varied programs and inventive forms. The goal that binds their work and motivates their efforts is finding the smartest solution for each project. They believe the best design is the product of an open-minded search, one without preconceptions or stylistic formulae.
Kohn Pedersen Fox
We have worked with Bell Phillips Architects since 2015, supporting them as their practice has grown and diversified across a number of sectors. We have helped the practice achieve awards success and press coverage which reflects their strong emphasis on high quality design, construction and sustainability in the context of new social housing, leisure and public space.
Bell Phillips Architects
GRID architects are a full service architectural studio, working across all sectors from interiors, commercial offices and mixed use schemes to residential projects, hotels and master planning. GRID offer full BIM capability across all sectors as part of their efforts to ensure best value for clients. As a studio they are continually testing new approaches and honing their skills – developing a reputation as industry leaders in designing successful build to rent developments and urban masterplans suited to both community and economic need.
ADAM Architecture is a leading practice specialising in classical and traditional architecture. The practice is best known for its residential portfolio which ranges in scale from conversions, renovations and extensions for private owners to masterplans and new urban designs including village extensions and major urban developments. In addition to residential projects, ADAM Architecture also undertakes work to historic buildings including listed and protected buildings and monuments, and commercial projects including hotels, offices and healthcare buildings.
Don’t Move, Improve! is a competition hosted by New London Architecture (NLA) – an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture and construction in the capital – celebrating London’s most ingenious and innovative home extensions and Improvements. As the official press team for the competition, we assist the team in broadening awareness, increasing participation and curating coverage of each year’s best entries.
Don’t Move, Improve!
Leading young architectural practice Gort Scott Architects specialises in working within the complex urban environment. With ambitions to make positive, imaginative and considered contributions to cities, at all scales of engagement, their design ethos entirely focuses on quality place making, by negotiating a range of users and often complex needs. Their work draws on a commitment to direct relationships with clients and in depth consultation to draw value from existing contexts, to create innovative design solutions.
Gort Scott Architects
Matthew Giles Architects are a team of skilled architects and designers based in London. The homes they design create spaces that are imaginative and bold responses to context. Matthew Giles Architects push to exceed their client’s expectations with every project. Their residential portfolio is broad, with projects ranging from heritage to contemporary, in both urban and rural settings. Every single project builds upon over 20 years’ experience designing stunning homes.
Matthew Giles Architects
Working internationally on arts, education and residential projects, David Kohn Architects’ design is pursued through collaborating closely with their clients, consultant teams, contractors and end users. The practice diligently conduct academic research into the materials they use, their construction techniques and the cultural contexts of each project.
David Kohn Architects
Clients since 2017, bptw is an award-winning design-led practice specialising in architecture, planning consultancy and visualisation. Their philosophy is centred around creating great places for people to live, work and play, working with leading developers, housing associations, local authorities and private clients to create high quality solutions for the built environment.
Through their distinctive engaging design Nex have produced some beautiful architecture, specialising in integrating transformational projects into sensitive historic and cultural settings. Boasting a diverse and impressive portfolio, the practice enjoys creating dynamic places that change through time and accommodate different uses. They create value in their designs by intimately connecting their architecture to the city, creating long-term adaptability and enhancing the public realm.
Levitate are a team of talented and experienced designers who work with a wide variety of clients, project scales and building types across the UK, led from London but with valued bases in the South West and Yorkshire. Levitate have proved themselves to be capable in complex rural and urban contexts. Within their portfolio are a house built on brownfield land in Aylesbury Vale overlooking the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, and a contemporary apartment building on the banks of the River Trent.
Campbell & Co Architects are a forward thinking practice based in Reigate, Surrey but with projects across the UK. The team is passionate about working collaboratively with their clients to create imaginative and inspiring places. Led by Jamie Campbell and Sophie Griffiths, the studio builds on their extensive experience in concept design, planning and delivery of complex construction projects at varying scales. The studio has worked on a number of residential projects while expanding into the education and community-use sector.
Campbell & Co Architects
Having developed a reputation for combining design ability with excellent organisation and delivery, Studio Partington boast an impressive portfolio which includes low-energy houses, public and community buildings, mixed use developments, offices, urban design, building research and guidance writing. With a deep respect for their industry the practice always carefully consider scale, materials, detail and proportion in an effort to make sure all their buildings contribute positively to the character and identity of their setting.
Cottrell & Vermeulen have more than two decades of design experience and a portfolio that includes the design of educational facilities, community centres, residential schemes and projects for museums, churches and galleries. Their projects demonstrate their leadership in designing innovative spaces that combine functionality, flexibility and delight. The practice prides itself on an ability to collaborate closely with clients in a way that delivers outstanding outcomes through high quality design.
Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture
We started working with Knox Bhavan Architects in 2018, to promote their current studio located in Peckham. They’re known for simplicity of form, sensitivity to the environment, construction expertise, innovative use of materials, and the highest quality of detail and workmanship. They see every project as a new opportunity, paying close attention to the individual requirements of the client, brief and context.
Knox Bhavan Architects
We began working with Emrys in 2017 and enjoy conveying the practice’s design flair, imaginative response to context, willingness to experiment with forms and materials, and pioneering approach to sustainable commercial design. Emrys has developed a portfolio of high-profile cultural, residential and commercial buildings peppered with tiny, quirky projects – all approached with the same intellectual curiosity and attention to detail. Together, the projects demonstrate an ability to balance design ambition, environmental responsibility and commercial awareness.
Hudson Architects is a Norwich based practice that we have been working with since 2013. The practice’s fierce ambition to pursue architecture combining innovation and exciting design with a keen awareness of context and environmental responsibility has seen the practice grow from a small practice to a talented 21 strong team. The practice’s broad portfolio demonstrates that its skill set encompasses everything from cutting edge design to historic building conversation.
Spheron Architects’ demonstrate a passion for research and understanding of perception, extending from the conceptual to the practical aspects of their work. The diverse selection of projects below highlights their commitment to creating socially enriching architecture, respectfully uniting the identities of people, place and material with the specificities of their context. We began working with Spheron on the completion of their Belarusian Memorial Chapel in 2016 and were delighted to see the press and awards coverage that this fantastic project achieved.
We’ve been working with Gresford Architects since 2015. Projects range from small scale residential to large commercial refurbishments, and are characterised by a keen sense of craftsmanship and an enthusiasm for exploring surfaces, joints, textures and light. Conscious that their approach to the built environment has a fundamental impact on our cultural heritage, Gresford Architects are also experts in Passivhaus design – sustainable building is fundamental to their approach, ensuring their buildings are comfortable, designed to last, and use energy and materials as efficiently as possible.
Long standing client Martin Ashley Architects provides a full range of architectural and surveying services to assist owners, occupiers and custodians of historic buildings and estates towards their conservation, repair, adaption, alteration, change and development for ongoing beneficial use in the 21st century. Their work on an inspiring collection of buildings, including St Georges Chapel, Hampton Court Palace and Eton College has allowed them to develop significant expertise in historic building conservation design and techniques over many years.
Martin Ashley Architects
Mulroy Architects’ projects demonstrate strength and breadth across multiple sectors from residential to education and hospitality, emphasising high quality design, innovation and practicality. All show how careful consideration has been given to existing contexts, where site constraints were overcome through flexible design meeting their clients’ needs. We have been working with Mulroy to raise their profile since 2015.
Phillips Tracey Architects have been clients since 2015. Working in the education, commercial and residential sectors to name a few, the practice does not limit its work to specific typologies, and consciously works on differing building types of varying scales. Across all their projects, Phillips Tracey Architects demonstrates an ability to produce confident, imaginative and finely crafted work across a range of contexts. All projects show the practice’s attention to detail.
Phillips Tracey Architects
Our oldest client, Proctor & Matthews Architects are a vibrant, nurturing and interactive studio comprised of architects, masterplanners, urban designers, place makers, problem solvers, researchers, artists and visualisers. They have been running for over 25 years and have an international portfolio that stretches across a broad range of sectors. Their approach is underpinned by an overarching commitment to imaginative design that responds to the specific cultural and social contexts of each project.
Proctor and Matthews Architects
We began working with Steyn Studio in 2017 to promote their work on the fantastic Bosjes Chapel. Located on a historic Cape Dutch Farm in South Africa, the Chapel emulates surrounding mountain ranges, and pays tribute to the Cape Dutch gables that dot the rural landscapes of the Western Cape. It has won numerous awards and attracted a great deal of press coverage.
We started working with Guttfield Architecture at the end of 2017 to promote the work of this small, emerging practice which works primarily in the residential sector. With a keen eye for detail, this highly skilled and passionate studio works across London and the South East to create beautiful yet practical architecture. Their dynamic approach starts and ends with an intimate understanding of detail, materials and fabrication.
This small practice based in Marlow has completed some exceptional residential projects and is beginning to diversify to work on a number larger scale projects in the residential, commercial office and public building sectors. The practice’s passion for conservation, sustainability and contemporary architecture is evident from their beautiful projects.
Napier Clarke Architects
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