ONE’s designers have created and delivered buildings and environments worth £1.3 billion in the last 10 years.
Architects sharing a collaborative studio with engineering, masterplanning and landscape specialists as well as interior design expertise, ensures a collaborative approach to design is always present whether you employ just the architect or all of ONE’s services.
We also utilise the latest technology and through Building Information Modelling (BIM), take our clients on the journey with us so that they can make informed decisions and we can solve any challenges before work on site.
We push the boundaries with creative, inspirational designs and make them happen
We have an extensive portfolio across a remarkable diversity of projects ranging from hotels and hospitals to churches and prisons, from private homes and industrial units to railway stations, educational establishments, car showrooms and corporate offices.
We have also established ourselves as a team that can take on the most testing commission – such as the U.K.’s first Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry to be built in 40 years, which demanded exceptional design flexibility. We have also recently designed the first ever purpose built Extra Care Facility for the Falklands – being thousands of miles away will never compromise our approach or the result.
Whatever the challenge, our starting point is always to understand people’s needs, vision and aspirations. To do this, we build strong relationships with clients, users and communities, ensuring a shared vision and strengthened ownership. Clients see us as a partner who looks ahead to resolve potential problems before they happen to minimise risk. Our commercial know-how also ensures designs are not only achievable but affordable.
Intuitive and emotive design
Have you ever entered a building for the first time and felt instantly lost? You’ve probably just encountered some unreadable architecture. In existing buildings signage can sometimes be the only option, however, in new developments ease of navigation should be built into the concept design. Our ideal is that people should be able to ‘read’ an unfamiliar environment intuitively through a distinctive reference point, for example, through unobstructed views by exposing staircases or using balconies instead of closed corridors.
As we move through a building we also experience an emotional journey along with the physical one. Whether we are designing an office, factory, railway station, church, hospital or any other environment, we use a range of approaches to improve people’s experience.Back to services