We want to create beautifully engineered and carefully considered buildings that help to shape the future of British architecture. We want to inspire generations to come, through socially responsible and ethical design. We want people to be proud to own, live in or work within one of our buildings. We want to leave a legacy.
We put the client first - Our clients’ needs are at the heart of every decision we make. We ensure those decisions are ethical and align with our professional codes of conduct. We give clients all of the information they need to make good quality and informed decisions.
We act with integrity - We act fairly in all judgements that we make and inform our clients or fellow team members if we feel they are in danger of not meeting their responsibilities or duties within the context of the project.
We add value to the design process - We work hard within the design team, whether it be formed of in-house specialists or external consultants, to never accept the status quo and always bring value to the design process. We challenge ourselves and our counterparts to exceed our clients’ expectations.
We listen - We listen to our clients and the project stakeholders to ensure that our egos do not lead the design process. We take on-board the advice of others and use it to better the project, increasing the value embedded within the end product.
We safeguard the future - We consider the needs of future generations and ensure that our projects can adapt with our clients’ ongoing needs. We are sensitive to environmental concerns and ensure our knowledge-base is updated regularly through a robust continued professional development programme.
We act with compassion - We support our clients through difficult decisions and understand that they put as much into a project as we do. We ride the rough with the smooth and help clients to understand when difficult decisions lead to changes in project parameters and needs.
We are inclusive - We ensure our actions consider the wider issues of local communities and differing groups within society.
We are tenacious - We work hard for the answers needed to advance our projects and hold the relevant parties to account if they stall the project progress.
We have substance and style - Our designs are well considered spatially to benefit the living or working standards for the end user. High design is of the greatest importance, but we will not sacrifice substance for style.
It is said that good buildings come from good clients; so we have developed a process that helps you make key decisions that drive the project while using our expertise to guide you through to completion.
Following the latest RIBA plan of works as a guide; your project will start with a briefing document that is formulated from our initial meeting. Once a fee has been agreed, design work is undertaken and the project is developed to include your needs and reflect your budget. We undertake all statutory planning and regulation works, provide advice on health and safety and help to find other design team members to compliment the project.
After all applications are approved, as lead designer, we will produce a detailed package of information in order to tender projects and find the correct contractor or negotiate build prices. Beyond this stage we manage the relationship between you and your contractor, administer the contract throughout construction and see the project out to completion; when we will ensure that the building is built to your requirements.
Where ever possible, we try to manage client expectations in line with their budgets and proactively help to overcome issues that may arise throughout the process.
If you are a consultant that would like to work with us, please do make contact. We work all over the country and are always looking for good quality team members who can bring value to our projects and work well with our clients. We are committed to developing good working relationships throughout the industry and pride ourselves on the product that we produce. If you have a similar ethos, we would love to have you on board and welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Equally, if you are a contractor that would like to tender for future projects, don't be shy! Come and see where we are and what we do. Bring a portfolio of work and chat to us about the types of projects that you enjoy working on and we would be happy to include you in any future suitable tenders.
We never use recruitment agencies; so if you are interested in joining our team, the only way is to send us your CV and portfolio directly. We don't always have a position available, but we do always keep hold of good quality candidates for when opportunities arise.
If you think that you would like the challenge of working in an interesting and dynamic practice environment, we would love to discuss how your career might develop within mba*.