Allies and Morrison, a London-based design studio that is mainly characterised by their vibrant facilities, depicting the intensity of their life and work.
The ground floor entrance provides a warm welcome, showcasing new and old models and hosting internal lectures, exhibitions, book releases, film screenings, musical concerts and lunches or informal meetings.
From here, a sculptural spiral staircase leads up into a stepped atrium space connecting three floors of open-plan studio space, now also extending into the neighbouring Grade II listed Victorian warehouse and a timber-clad extension onto Farnham Place at the rear. With two roof terraces, a series of stepped roof gardens and a brick-paved courtyard and street lined with apple trees, this small creative enclave is delightfully green for such an urban location.
The practice is composed by 300 hard-working people and includes over 40 different nationalities, each member contributing to the studio’s success with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience.
The majority are qualified architects, working with urban, furniture, product and interior designers, and technical specialists. In-house model makers, graphic designers and architectural visualisation teams also play essential roles in the development and communication of their ideas and designs.
Apart from world-renown work, this vibrant studio also organizes an array of different activities throughout the year. Amongst these initiatives, one can find showcase exhibitions, the casual Friday evening drink with coworkers, in-house training, environmental initiatives, sport activities or even drawing classes.
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