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BEN ADAMS

BEN ADAMS ARCHITECTS

Adams has acquired a reputation for refurbishing existing buildings and delivering projects which are contemporary yet respectful of their history, site and surroundings. ‘We live in the Information Age,’ he says. ‘Everything has changed in a profound and permanent way… Read More

CONRAN AND PARTNERS

CONRAN AND PARTNERS

Founded by Sir Terence Conran and chaired by Jasper Conran, the RIBA Chartered Practice combines its world famous family heritage with a contemporary but also classic-style vision ‘that transforms bold ideas into truly inspiring buildings, interiors and products’. With offices… Read More

ALISON BROOKS

ALISON BROOKS ARCHITECTS

‘I try to avoid styles and focus on ideas. The greatest work is always the result of a concept or an ideal that leads the design into uncharted territory.’ So says the formidable Brooks, who, since founding her practice in… Read More

LUKE CHANDRESINGHE

UNDERCOVER ARCHITECTURE

Chadresinghe is not dissuaded by awkward logistics. In the design of his own home in London, he decided to build a large steel bath tub measuring 2.4m x 1.4m, which he commissioned from someone who makes dentist furniture out of… Read More

DAVID CHIPPERFIELD

DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS

From knighthood to the RIBA gold medal, Chipperfield has swept the floor of architectural accolades. He runs a global architectural practice and the bricks and mortar of his designs spread over four continents. Since he established his practice in 1985,… Read More

THOMAS CROFT

THOMAS CROFT ARCHITECTS

Described as ‘the art collector’s architect,’ Croft has designed homes for a range of art dealers, collectors and celebrities. Clients include Love Actually screenwriter Richard Curtis, art historian Philip Mould and the Crown Prince of Malaysia. His firm, Thomas Croft… Read More

CHRISTOPHE EGRET AND DAVID WEST

STUDIO EGRET WEST

‘No lectures. No superiority and no pretensions. Just high ambitions, clarity of thinking and imagination in abundance.’ This is the motto of architect Christophe Egret and urban designer David West. Together they founded Studio Egret West in 2004 to create… Read More

TOM EMERSON

6A ARCHITECTS

The breadth and distinction of the work undertaken by 6a is reflected in their current to do list which includes a new building for Churchill College, Cambridge (thanks to a competition win in 2009), a photography studio for Juergen Teller,… Read More

JAMIE FOBERT

JAMIE FOBERT ARCHITECTS

Fobert channels Shoreditch-chic through a stony, modernist aesthetic and lots of cast concrete. He has been shortlisted four times for the RIBA House of the Year Award for his residential projects, and designed several prolific public buildings, including the Tate,… Read More

JAMES GORST

ARCHITECTS

Self-described ‘classic modernist’ James Gorst has two favourite buildings. The first is the crisp and austere Villa Tugendhat by Mies Van de Rohe, a seminal modernist building by a seminal modernist master; so far, so expected. The second, the Tempietto… Read More

GRAHAM HARRIS

SHH ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

‘We are often asked about our house style. The truth is we don’t have one. We are only interested in interpreting our clients,’ says architect Graham Harris, co-founder and MD of premier London-based chartered architects and interior design practice SHH. ‘We leave our egos… Read More

SIMON HAYCOCK

MICHAELIS BOYD

From residential new builds and renovation to hotels, restaurants and bars, Michaelis Boyd, since its establishment in 1995, has been offering a broad range of architectural and interior design services for clients in the UK, Europe, Africa, Nepal, Turkey and… Read More

SIMON HAYCOCK

MICHAELIS BOYD

From residential new builds and renovation to hotels, restaurants and bars, Michaelis Boyd, since its establishment in 1995, has been offering a broad range of architectural and interior design services for clients in the UK, Europe, Africa, Nepal, Turkey and… Read More

DAVID KOHN

DAVID KOHN ARCHITECTS

As it approaches a decade since its establishment in 2007 by Cambridge graduate David Kohn, DKA may be one of the younger architecture practices to appear in the Spear’s 500, but it by no means the lesser. They’ve been getting… Read More

SALLY MACKERETH

STUDIO MACKARETH

A recent private residential project on Albemarle Street in Mayfair by Studio Mackereth left Giles Hattersley of The Sunday Times beside himself with admiration: ‘Is it gorgeous? Sure. Would I like to live there? Yes, please. Are billionaires finally getting… Read More

NIALL MCLAUGHLIN

NIALL MCLAUGHLIN ARCHITECTS

McLaughlin, who holds professorships at UCL, Yale and UCLA and counts Young British Architect of the Year 1998 among the innumerably long list of highly prestigious awards he has won in the course of his career, has guided the practice… Read More

DAVID MIKHAIL AND ANNALIE RICHES

MIKHAIL RICHES

Leaders in the field of residential development, the firm has an impressive track record of working for Private Developers, Housing Associations and Local Authorities, and an abundance of glittering trophies to show for it, including Housing Architect of the Year… Read More

JOHN PAWSON

JOHN PAWSON

While the style of Pawson’s architecture is celebrated for its rigorous and clean simplicity, the range of his work is far from modest. His portfolio brims with private houses in places as diverse as Mallorca and Japan, and churches too,… Read More

BEN PENTREATH LTD

BEN PENTREATH LTD

Pentreath has many strings to his proverbial bow. Alongside his architecture, he offers interior design, runs a tiny but eponymous store in Bloomsbury, and writes a blog read by 15,000 loyal fans. With degrees in art history and architecture, Pentreath… Read More

DEMETRI PORPHYRIOS

PORPHYRIOS ASSOCIATES

With an international reputation, the design philosophy of Porphyrios’ firm aims at ‘balancing the requirements of the brief with the necessities of good construction and the expectations of civility and beauty.’ Established in 1985, Porphyrios Associates offers a range of… Read More

GEORGE SAUMAREZ SMITH

ADAM ARCHITECTURE

Working as one of six directors in the traditional architectural firm Adam Architects, George Saumarez Smith is one of the leading lights of classical architecture today. His style is one of simple and elegant English classicism, and it permeates throughout… Read More

CHARLOTTE SKENE CATLING

SKENE CATLING DE LA PENA

Skene Catling’s most recent building for Lord Jacob Rothschild on his Buckinghamshire estate is a brie-shaped wedge clad in flint. The flint is meticulously arranged by colour, getting darker towards the pointy nose of the building. Flint, a material rarely… Read More

FRANCIS TERRY

This year has seen Terry start his own practice, Francis Terry and Associates. While Terry is one of the forefront practitioners in new build classical houses for UHNW clients, he says that his is a flexible practice: ‘We are a… Read More