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Grimshaw Architects

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The practice was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980.

Grimshaw excels at the design and construction of significant buildings that are finely crafted to suit their purpose and help enrich their local communities. Over 25 years, the practice has established a reputation worldwide for rational building design and a profound understanding of the use of materials. Early industrial projects in the UK set a precedent for the criteria that would inform the practice's design approach: structure, space and skin.

The practice now operates worldwide, with offices in London, New York and Melbourne employing 160 staff. Our international portfolio covers various sectors, with substantial experience in transport projects, offices and educational facilities, the industrial sector, large-scale arts and leisure schemes and masterplanning.

Grimshaw's dedication to high quality design is paramount, whether working on low budget structures or high cost buildings with complex technical specification. The practice is committed to understanding clients' needs and working within realistic budgets and timetables. Grimshaw buildings are constructed with the greatest attention to detail are constructed with the greatest attention to detail and the practice remains dedicated to the aftercare of its buildings, so that they continue to satisfy clients in the years to come.

The practice believes in its responsibility for its work to contribute to worldwide environmental improvement and sustainability. In 2000, Grimshaw became the first major architectural practice to meet the ISO14001 environmental management system standard and continues to use its own environmental audit system, EVA, which empowers its staff to improve the performance of Grimshaw buildings.

The latest CAD technology is used in all our offices to design and disseminate information. The practice has highly developed business management procedures, with certification to ISO 9001 for the past five years.

+44 20 7291 4194
+44 20 7291 4141
Grimshaw 57 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5NG UK