Inspired by a recent folk music performance, Andy's latest article for the Sherborne Times muses on the importance of spaces that inspire the imagination, and the way that our natural desire to understand them can sometimes result in the loss of the magical quality that made them special in the first place.Read More
In his latest article for Tortoise Magazine, Andy discusses whether the right questions are being asked of the new Northgate development in Chester.Read More
I attended a design meeting recently that was unusual for several reasons…Read More
A lot of big things happened in April 2019. We've singled out three of them, as we felt that they were so significant they deserve a second look.Read More
It’ easy to fall into the trap of thinking that creativity only happens during the early stages of a project. Andy explores where this thinking stems from, and how we can find opportunities for creativity everywhere if we just look hard enough.Read More
In his latest article for the Sherborne Times, Andy explores the way in which our methods change how we approach the problems at hand, and how sometimes the key is not what you include - but what you choose to leave out.Read More
Dave Trott is a guru of the ad world; he's a master of creativity himself and pretty good at recognising when it happens in the wild. This compendium of brilliant examples of creativity in action will be useful for anyone wanting to up their game, whatever your game happens to be.Read More
Late 2018 has seen the publication of some great books by women on the subject of the female struggle, it’s history and how it might be overcome in the workplace.Read More
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