HK Philosophy

LISTENING –  Everything begins with our client brief and not before. Our clients know what they want and often have a vision of how it might manifest. We like to workshop with the client body to tease out nuance and discover possibilities

THINKING – Each client and building is different so we do not produce ‘stock’ designs.We develop projects from first principles fitting a specific brief to a specific space. Lateral thinking is always required to ensure the suit fits perfectly

MAKING – We are ‘makers’ used to fabricating our own models, prototypes and mock-ups. This gives us a good understanding of the nature of materials and develops our detailing skills

DESIGNING – Concept and vision are crucial to form a narrative for the design process, pulling the threads together. The good design we strive to produce should always combine utility with delight

PRESENTING – Describing the proposed design solutions in an understandable way is key to project success. We endeavour to communicate accurately and succinctly to ensure clean sign-offs

DRAWING – Cost certainty and buildability rely on well produced tender and production information. Our documentation is always comprehensive and delivered to the agreed deadlines

BUILDING – We prefer to stay close to the construction process as this maintains a constant learning loop. Projects on site always throw up detailed challenges which we tackle pro-actively.