Whilst we embrace and pursue design at all stages in a virtual, 3D environment, physical models remain an integral part of our design process. We are fortunate to have an extensive model making facility in our London studio, a fantastic resource that helps progress design development and enable us to communicate our ideas and vision more effectively.


Our model workshop has a huge repertoire, from quick massing models at the onset of a project to presentation models of finalised designs, and everything in between. Some models have moveable parts that foster creative dialogue both within the design team and with the client. Others may be created using actual building materials to test a variety of options in different conditions, whether inside or out, light or dark, wet or dry.


The model workshop is fully equipped with a wide range of technologies to suit every model need, including laser cutting and vacuum forming. An array of 3D printers also enables quick experimentation on building details.


Three of our recent models were selected for inclusion in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition — a testament to the enormous care that goes into our work. Our Ram Brewery heritage section model uses traditional hand-crafted construction techniques combined with the precision and efficiency of modern technology.


Our distinctive sculptural pedestrian link bridge across Brick Street comprises a self-supporting steel lattice structure. This references the fluted columns and decorative cornicing of the Art Deco interiors within the neighbouring hotel.

The structure is soft and elegant in form, and provides a strong contrast to the rectilinear forms of the building's massing by appearing to float effortlessly in the street scene.


Our artisan model for The Old Street Iris comprises over 6,000 hexagonal pieces of varying timber, each carefully placed by hand over a five day period. The proposal won an ideas competition for the regeneration of London’s Old Street roundabout.