From the beginning, we have pioneered a sustainable approach to design, through work that spans the spectrum from masterplans to furniture. Our approach is sensitive to location and culture, often combining the latest advances in building technology with techniques drawn from vernacular tradition; and we harness the skills, enthusiasm and knowledge of integrated design teams, clients and communities to create inspirational environments. By working together creatively from the start of a project, architects and engineers combine their knowledge to devise integrated, sustainable design solutions.
From appointment to completion, the teams are supported by numerous in-house disciplines, including project management and a construction review panel. And to ensure consistency and personal service, the same core team sees a project through from beginning to end. The design process is reviewed regularly by the Design Board, which comprises founder and chairman Norman Foster, chief executive Mouzhan Majidi, heads of design Spencer de Grey and David Nelson, and Stefan Behling.