The Practice was established in January 1993 and has developed a reputation for imaginative, site specific and crafted work – generally within the South West but occasionally further afield and abroad.

We remain today a small studio, producing bespoke solutions for individual clients. We are not prolific, only completing one or two projects a year, but these are crafted pieces from concept to detail. We are equally interested in the arrangement of electrical boxes and ironmongery as we are in how our buildings sit in the landscape and relate to the wider environment.

Our work is driven by ‘appropriateness’ – a deep contextual response to a particular function (the brief), in a particular place (the site), at a particular time (the 21st century) brought into being through an expressive but pragmatic approach to building construction. Each detail of a project needs to fulfil its basic function whilst also communicating the idea and spirit of the larger work in which it fits. This analytical and considered approach to building, rather than simply a manifesto to ‘style’ is the driver and hallmark of our work.