Dow Jones Architects is an award-winning RIBA Chartered practice based in London, with a reputation for producing well-crafted, conceptually clear architecture. Since formation in 2000, they have designed a celebrated and wide-ranging body of work. Clients come from the private, public, and commercial sectors, including the GLA, Design for London and Tate Britain.
They have made work in sensitive sites in both the country and the city, including work to listed buildings, in Conservation Areas, and in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The work of the practice has been published in many architectural and mainstream publications around the world, and featured in several exhibitions.
We approach every project on its own terms, and treat every commission as a conversation with our clients, to which we bring our experience not our preconceptions. Our work is contemporary and thoughtful. It seeks to explore the physical and cultural qualities of places through investigation and observation. The results combine originality with sensitivity and are responsive to the environment.
We are interested in an idea of context that seeks to understand the deeper cultural situation of a project, into which an appropriate response is woven. It is a way of working which grounds what we do in both the place and ideas.
We enjoy the relationship between form and matter, and are interested in a way of building that is direct and unpretentious. Our work is informed by history and memory whilst being contemporary and forward thinking. We see our work as a setting for the situations of everyday life, made available through an architecture of generosity.