How do you encourage your architect or designer to produce the best possible solution for you?Read More
Andy discusses the purpose of Design Review, how it’s use can promote good design and how it might work for your project.Read More
Every week we have an office catch-up where we get together and talk about what we’ve been working on and the challenges we have faced. This week the challenges were particularly interesting, so we thought we’d write them down.Read More
Andy explains how our collaboration with Chris & Rob from 'With Love' came about and how he tried to avoid it.Read More
Earlier this month, three of my friends and I took on the challenge of cycling 910 miles from Lands End to John O Groats. Having been back for a few days I have had the chance to think about why I ride, and what it means to me.Read More
How the right questions, and our answers to them can reveal a lot about our mindset and attitude towards learning.Read More
“There is no better form of motivation, than helping to inspire other people to do great things”. Andy reflects on Murmurations 2018 and how it came about in the first place.Read More
River Swimming, Yoga in the grass and airborne marquees… it must be the Raise Summer Feast.Read More
Has your work ever been rejected?
Rejection can be hard to bear. It nibbles away at your confidence and sows the seeds of self-doubt. But the reality is that rejection is an illusion, here’s why.Read More
As we quickly approach the time of year where we look to take on new students for their year out in practice, we asked the team what books they would recommend for the new students about to join us.Read More
It's a big step from the world of education to the world of work. Jennifer, one of our architects-in-waiting joined us straight from university last October.
She's keeping a diary of her transition from student to architect, and has shared some excerpts with us.
Although it tends to be dominated by flashy, multi-million pound projects, this year a couple of smaller scale, sensitive projects caught our eye.Read More
At a recent catch-up meeting, we asked everyone 'if you had the opportunity to influence the design of a future project, what would you do? What one thing would you bring to the project?'Read More
Recently, Chloe happened to mention that she loved cooking for people and that she’d like to do more. This was obviously an opportunity that couldn’t be missed, and so, the Raise Supper Club was born.Read More
In his latest article for the Sherborne Times, Andy explores the idea of the threshold, and what it means to someone just starting out in their architectural career.Read More
I went for a walk, got muddy and discovered that I knew nothing about leadership.Read More
This is how it all began. I listened, whilst sipping a cocktail, as my friend outlined an ambitious and exciting plan for developing a business and it seemed that there may be a place in the middle of this for me!Read More
How can you find new influences and inspiration when you need it? Andy explores the answer to this question in his latest piece for the Sherborne Times.Read More
Sometimes, you read a book and you forget it the next day. Other times you read a book and it changes the way you think for ever...Read More
When it is given a name? When it is branded? When it is marketed? When it has a website? When it forms a community? When it is seen to be socially useful? Yes, all of these things, and much more...Read More