The team at Piercy&Company consists of 70 architects, designers, researchers and a communications team working within a studio space we designed to support our passion for materials, form, technology and craft. We are designing projects at all scales in some of the most historic and sensitive locations in the UK. From furniture commissions and private homes to collaborating with international businesses and fashion brands on their London headquarters, all projects have the same level of intimacy, research and consideration.
Our architecture emerges out of a passion for context - historic, environmental, cultural and economic. We believe that cities are continuously evolving and that buildings need to be adaptable to economic, technological and behavioral change. Regardless of type, architecture has the potential to improve the relationship with not only the fabric of the city but also the community that inhabits it. We believe in rediscovering the civic role of commercial architecture, buildings which are less defensive and more generous both in expression and spirit.
We are inspired by over 100 years of abstraction in contemporary art and sculpture, experimenting with form and materials to challenge the traditional notion of context and harmony. We are fascinated by junctions, how one material meets another, whether between building and ground or how a delicate chair leg lightly touches the floor. Through this obsessive refinement of detail and visceral joy of making we hope to make our work more human.
Designing through the physical process of making has always been central to the studio's philosophy. Creating new forms with traditional techniques and exploring familiar forms with experimental materials. Buildings today are designed almost exclusively within a digital environment. This can lead to a dehumanising remoteness from the sensory qualities of materials, weight, texture, smell. We believe design should not only look good but feel good. Provenance is critical to our process and the ethical sourcing of materials and the components of our work.
Collaboration with academics, artists, engineers and our ambitious clients provides us with an endless source of energy, inspiration and optimism for the future.
Stuart Piercy – founder and director
“This level of haptic sensibility and appreciation is precisely why their buildings feel robust in form, tactile in texture, rich in detail, generous in spirit - they are sculptural, exciting and memorable.” Hugo MacDonald
“We have been pleased to find that in addition to being excellent designers, they are also highly skilled in technical aspects of the project and are true collaborators alongside our contractors, vendors and their peer consultants.” Robert Champagne, CHANEL
At Piercy&Company we recognise that designing significant new buildings and spaces comes with responsibilities not only to the people who own and use them but for the way those buildings use resources and how they impact the environment on local and global scales. We want to ensure that responsibility is embedded in how we think and the buildings we make.
We want to create buildings that tread lightly and believe that obsessively refining every element of the design results in the best, most sustainable buildings. We are known for our use of beautiful, enduring materials and seek to ensure those materials are responsibly sourced, carefully used and designed to consider reuse.
We are ISO 14001 certified and our inhouse sustainability working group has a remit to audit and improve our environmental choices at each stage of a project, aiming to meet then exceed recognised standards.
- AJ Architecture Award - Refurbishment of the Year 2018
- BCI Award, 2015
- BD Office Architect of the Year 2018
- BD Individual House Architect of the Year 2014
- Blueprint Award 2014
- Camden Design Award 2013
- Civic Trust National Award 2017
- FX Project of the Year 2018, 2014
- FX Interior Design Award - Workspace Small 2018
- Manser Medal (Finalist) 2010
- New London Award 2019, 2017
- RIBA National Award 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2010
- RIBA London Award 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013
- Schueco Awards 2015
Piercy&Company maintain a quality and environmental management system designed to meet the requirements of ISO9001:2015 & ISO14001:2015 (or any other standard in line with Annex SL Structure) in pursuit of its primary objectives, the purpose and the context of the organisation.
This quality and environmental policy provides a framework for setting, monitoring, reviewing and achieving our objectives, procedures and targets.
Please contact the studio for further information on our ISO Accreditations.
Affiliations & Sponsorships
We are proud to be involved with and support organisations across social, education and arts sectors, including:
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- Architecture Foundation
- University of Westminster
- University College London (The Bartlett)
- Sheffield University