Duggan Morris Architects is a London based practice established in 2004. The work of the practice is underpinned by a strong conviction in the creative design process, not by a desire to specialise in any single sector. Our strength lies in our ability to apply a systematic design process regardless of programme or location. Our approach is inclusive and collaborative, fostering creative dialogue with clients, consultant teams, statutory authorities, contractors and end users, as well as an active exchange between the disciplines of architecture, art, design, and urbanism. This methodology demands a highly analytical approach, expertly manifest through a range of media as outcomes are explored.
Much of our work is located within the urban fabric and we are acutely aware of our responsibilities to the continuum of the city; a cycle of growth and reuse. This has become a defining influence on the evolution of our architectural language, resulting in buildings which are uniquely tailored to the context within which they sit.
We are equally fascinated by the cultures of contemporary global and local society as well as historical teachings of architecture and art. As such, our work illustrates an interest in the rapid evolution of information technology and modern methods of construction, as well as the qualities of craft and tradition. Innovation is thus cultivated in the office through research into materials, construction techniques and the cultural setting of each project.
Over a decade of delivering the highest calibre of work has equipped us with the tools for delivering complex building projects which are the result of reconciling the perceived conflict between the formal intentions of the architect/designer and the social, political, cultural, historical and economic conditions of place and programme.