About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Limestone Cottage

Extension to limestone cottage in village Conservation Area.

This project was for the alteration and extension to this pretty 18C limestone cottage in a Conservation Area. We designed a single storey extension, doubling the ground floor area of the property with new connections to the existing cottage giving a more efficient layout. The brief was to ensure the clients could live in the dwelling for many years with predominantly level access throughout. Creating an open plan layout which embraced the courtyard garden and the south orientation was another key requirement of the design and we achieved this by creating a linear extension to the rear of the existing house with all windows facing onto the courtyard. Classic materials such as Flemish bonded brick and reclaimed slate tiles were used to complement the historic dwelling.