Our aim is to fulfil our responsibility to our clients and to the wider public in delivering excellent, practical, robust and sustainable buildings which are inspiring and elevating to everyone who uses them.
Philip Meadowcroft Architects is an award-winning architectural practice with an established reputation for delivering well-crafted buildings which reflect the everyday lives of the people who use them and the places they occupy.
The practice was founded in 1998 by Phil Meadowcroft having previously been director of Eric Parry Architects. Between 2003 and 2012 the practice was joined by Ann Griffin and became Meadowcroft Griffin Architects developing a diverse portfolio of projects which forms the core of the practice's current work.
A diverse range of clients and projects
We have designed projects for a wide range of clients within public and private sectors including masterplans, urban regeneration plans, schools, houses, offices, art galleries, exhibitions, landscapes, interiors and furniture. Many of these are in complex urban situations and within sensitive historic contexts. We have been working for Coram on the expansion of their services within Coram Campus for over 12 years and are currently involved in the next phase of development for them. Other current work includes: New residential accommodation and classrooms for Bales College in west London; new houses on Spaniards End London and at Wyecliff Hay-on-Wye; a Nursery in south London and numerous other residential projects. Our most recent completed building was phase 4 for Coram Campus - the Queen Elizabeth II Centre for Coram which had the honour of being opened by her Majesty the Queen.
A collaborative approach
We believe in a collaborative approach and value collaborations with other architectural practices as well as specialist members of the design team.
Most recently we have teamed up with architect and cinema consultant Stefanie Fischer to provide cinema consultancy services for a range of historic and new cinemas throughout the UK.
We have a long established collaborative relationship with Butler Hegarty Architects (BHA) who are specialists in designing within historic fabric throughout the UK. Our collaboration forms a creative relationship which combines the best understanding and practice of conservation and restoration with contemporary design within historic settings at all scales. Projects with Butler Hegarty have included: A regeneration plan for Romford; the masterplan for Crystal Palace Park; proposals for Christchurch Spitalfields, Bletchley Park, Abbey Wood and numerous residences.
Other collaborations include Haworth Tompkins, Christopher Nash Architecture, J&L Gibbons, muf Art and Architecture, East Architects, Burrell Foley Fischer LLP along with working with and alongside consultants who are recognized for being top of their field.
A hands-on approach
We offer a sensitive hands-on approach and personal commitment to each project. Our work develops from a deep understanding of our clients' needs and aspirations, the people and everyday life of a place and the specific physical and cultural context of each project. We avoid 'ready made' solutions and support a collaborative, evolutionary approach which focuses on teamwork and the conditions through which dialogue and discussion can have a positive influence on every stage of the design process.
Our overriding aim is to fulfil our responsibility to our clients and to the wider public in delivering excellent, practical, robust and sustainable buildings which are inspiring and elevating to everyone who uses them.
We are passionate about improving the environment for individuals and communities.
We strongly believe that dialogue and engagement are vital to the development of designs which fully embody our client's needs, aspirations and the culture of a specific place.