We love new, contemporary design. But everything we do is informed by what's gone before. There's so much remarkable building from our past, and we must care for it as well as learn from it. We've gained a lot of experience from working with historic buildings and enjoy the challenge of careful restoration as well as sensitive alteration and addition.
Environmentally responsible development
More than ever before, we have to build with respect to the limited resources on this planet. This doesn't only mean ensuring that our buildings consume as little energy as possible in use - that's a given - but also that the resources needed are used prudently, and responsibly sourced and manufactured. And we should build prudently, too. If that means re-using existing buildings rather than making new, or not building at all, it's our role to ensure the right choices are made.