The internationally renowned Demetri Porphyrios has a simple philosophy: he aims at ‘balancing the requirements of the brief with the necessities of good construction and the expectations of civility and beauty’. His company offers a range of architectural and interior services, from private houses to master-planning. The firm is renowned for excellence in design, which tends to follow the classical tradition with a contemporary twist. Porphyrios has been commissioned to undertake projects at Oxford and Cambridge, and is working on Whitman College, Princeton, a Rosewood hotel in Marrakech, and the Needhams Point Development in Barbados. He has also held several esteemed professorships, including visiting professor at Yale.