Systems prosper when design, development and research, as the more intellectual activities, are integrated with production, assembly and creation. Practice, experimentation and research co-exist if we are not just preparing students for practice, but to do more.

This approach has been substantiated through the more than 300 design awards that we have secured since 1997. In the majority of these projects a commitment to quality, innovation and value is the common theme, with “structural gymnastics” implemented only where it brings true benefits.

To date, our projects have won a vast range of design awards including the prestigious Stirling Prize for Peckham Library designed with Will Alsop, the Sainsbury Laboratory, designed with Stanton Williams and Bloomberg European HQ by Foster + Partners. We have also received many Structural Steel Design and Concrete Society Awards, countless Civic Trust Awards, Building’s Housing Project of the Year, and the Building Award for Most Sustainable Building of the Year.