Studio

Studio

You can't pigeonhole this work stylistically, but the Piercy&Company output always exhibits a rare level of intensity. Intensive thought and problem-solving at the design input stage, an intensity of effect for users and public at the built output stage. This is architecture with both intellectual and physical depth.

Hugh Pearman
Studio
Studio
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Working, Thinking & Making

The idea of reducing a design to its purest, most rational form has never really appealed. Material imperfections, happy accidents of the design process or traces of the maker can become the real beauty of the project. Our work seeks a balance between Modernist ideals of pure space and light, and a more poetic form of architecture which has a sensibility towards texture, historic fabric, and place.

Often we find ourselves negotiating, and embracing, complex relationships between new and old techniques to arrive at buildings that are generous in detail and strong in form.

We spend time carefully interweaving poetic and pragmatic considerations to create designs with narrative, integrity, and commercial clarity.

As a studio we have adopted digital production and custom fabrication as a way to be more experimental and expressive with the design process. We deliver projects in collaboration with a growing network of craftspeople, suppliers, fabricators, and makers who share our curiosity and sense of experimentation.

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

Louis Kahn

Senior Team

  • Stuart Piercy

    Stuart Piercy

    Director

  • Henry Humphreys

    Henry Humphreys

    Director

  • Pete Jennings

    Pete Jennings

    Director

  • Matti Lampila

    Matti Lampila

    Director

  • David Cawston

    David Cawston

    Associate

  • Chris Fay

    Chris Fay

    Associate

  • Neil Howsam

    Neil Howsam

    Associate

  • Lucia Berasaluce

    Lucia Berasaluce

    Senior Architect

  • Harry Bucknall

    Harry Bucknall

    Senior Architect

  • James Patterson

    James Patterson

    Senior Architect

  • Fiona Neil

    Fiona Neil

    Practice Manager

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Awards

RIBA Award 2010, 2013, 2015,     RIBA National Award, 2015

RIBA Award 2010, 2013, 2015, RIBA National Award, 2015

Shortlisted, 2010

Shortlisted, 2010

AJ Corus 40 Under 40, 2005

AJ Corus 40 Under 40, 2005

Shortlisted, 2010

Shortlisted, 2010

Future Projects Sustainability, 2007

Future Projects Sustainability, 2007

Refurbishment Architect of the Year, 2010

Refurbishment Architect of the Year, 2010

Camden Design Award, 2013

Camden Design Award, 2013

UK Project of 2014

UK Project of 2014

Metal in Architecture, shortlisted, 2014

Metal in Architecture, shortlisted, 2014

Best Non-Public Use Project, 2014

Best Non-Public Use Project, 2014

Residential Structures, 2014

Residential Structures, 2014

One-off House Architect of the Year, 2014

One-off House Architect of the Year, 2014

Housing Exterior Surface, 2015

Housing Exterior Surface, 2015

Commercial Building, 2015

Commercial Building, 2015

Office Buildings, Commended, 2015

Office Buildings, Commended, 2015

BCI Award, 2015

BCI Award, 2015