We believe the quality of the collaboration between client and architect is a key factor in the success of the project. So we work hard to nurture that relationship, approaching projects free of ego and house style. In doing so, we work closely with our clients to ensure the design emerges as a bespoke solution to the brief and the site.
We are proud that a very high proportion of our clients are repeat customers, who clearly enjoy working with us as much as we do with them. Our success as triple winners of The Architects’ Journal’s AJ100 Clients’ Choice award is further testimony to the strength of our client relationships.
WORKING WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Many of our projects involve coordinating a challenging number of teams with a multitude of designers, consultants and technicians. Our hotel projects often involve collaborations with high-profile interior designers, including David Collins Studio, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Universal Design Studio, Tom Dixon, Tony Chi and Martin Brudnizki and AvroKO. We relish both the design and logistical challenges involved and delight in delivering projects on time, on budget, and as harmoniously as possible.
WORKING WITH ARTISTS
EPR Architects enjoys collaborating with artists and artisans to create bespoke elements that enhance the character of the design. We have had a particularly fruitful relationship with renowned ceramicist Kate Malone, collaborating with her on the creation of bespoke crystalline glazes for a variety of uses. These include hand-glazed tiles to clad 24 Savile Row, a research project for glazed bricks, and more recently, the distinctive reception desk at our All Saints studio.
We have also collaborated with many notable artists on public art, including sculptor Anish Kapoor, glass artist Danny Lane and textile artist Ptolemy Mann.
We also work constructively with wider stakeholders during the planning process including local authorities and community groups, as well as heritage bodies such as Historic England.
OUR STUDIO CULTURE
Last but certainly not least, we prioritise the collaborations within our own design teams. Our collegiate studio style values contributions from all levels of experience across the practice.
Our network of design champions offers further insights to fuel the design process. All these voices, both internally and externally, form part of the rich dialogue of collaboration so vital to our projects’ successful outcomes.