Andrew Waugh

Founding Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects (UK)

Waugh Thistleton Architects are dedicated to designing buildings that acknowledge their impact on the environment. The practice strives to produce environmentally sustainable design, using leading edge technology; adding value through imaginative, innovative and positive design solutions.

The Practice is located in the heart of Shoreditch and currently has 34 staff members including 2 Directors and 2 administrative staff.

A wide range of building experience within the practice gives us the ability to offer a high level of professional service to our clients. The team has successfully delivered affordable housing and private residential projects, offices and commercial spaces, as well as buildings for mixed, cultural and leisure uses. Our success is reflected in the competitions and design awards that we have won and the repeat clients from both publicly funded and commercial developers.

The key to our delivery is a well structured and motivated team with experience in carrying out developments to a high standard. Many of our key members of staff have developed their skills within the practice through many years of working with the  Directors and are now successfully running their own projects.

The Directors recognise the value of keeping experience in the office by retaining and training staff, offering career development within the practice and maintaining a high level of morale. The results of this are demonstrated by the fact that we have had only one staff member leave in the last three years. Two of our Associates have been promoted within the practice and nine of our Architects qualified while at the firm.

Our architectural capabilities are proven through the number of successfully completed projects and recommendations over 20 years of practice. We give a reliable service, adding value to projects while maintaining the highest quality of design in developments that are achieved on time and within budget.

We work closely with our clients to understand the nature of a site and to define a wellconsidered brief. By collaborating closely with other consultants, we strive to develop a responsive, beautiful and intelligent architecture.

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