ARC-IN-FORM ARCHITECTS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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Justin Smith provides the focus and design ethos for all of our work.

 

As a qualified Passivhaus advocate, he brings a refreshing view to our clients projects, ensuring they have the latest thinking in quality of life, economy and design to ensure the finished build is the finest use of space and economy.

 

He extensive experience includes roles in construction as well as design, which enables him to blend his design flair with practical build and architectural requirements. This focus aligns his designs to the requirements for local authorities and building regulations, and can be indispensable support for helping his clients bring their vision to life.

 

With designs noted for their sympathetic overtones, Justin creates modern compositions that blend and add to historical and listed buildings. It was whilst studying at the Royal College of Art where he worked for a number of Practices, including amongst others Tonkin Architects, Tim Foster Architects and, after qualifying, Sheppard Robson Architects.

 

It was with David Gibson Architects, a Conservation and Historic building specialist in Islington, and later at Sheppard Robson designing offices, were his natural empathy for creating design of sympathetic contemporary interventions in historical / listed buildings was further developed.

 

Tonkin Architects were leaders in design for residential, offices and restaurants and were shortlisted at the Ideal Home Competition 1997. With Tim Foster Architects, he designed projects for the Arts, Theatres and Schools.

 

He has been asked to collaborated with other architectural practices in Helsinki and Athens, in particular ZEGE, Domorinthos and WS Atkins.

 

Justin’s broad spectrum of experience is instrumental in the continued success of his close collaboration with his clients.

Personal statement

 

 

Personal statement

 

I believe that a great living space is a balance of refined elegance, practical use and outstanding economical performance.

 

By embracing Passivhaus, I can now bring this concept to life for my clients. Whether a client chooses a pure design and build, or one that aligns to its core principals, they can be assured that they will experience as close to perfect living as is possible.

 

My comprehensive and empathetic approach ensures I really understand how my clients feels towards their project, as well as the practical and commercial aspects. This ensures that I can apply my full creativity, experience and training to deliver a rounded and engaging design for their property.

 

If you would like to see how I can bring your dream home to life, or create an environment that helps you work better, then please contact me.

 

Justin Smith

Owner and Lead Architect

 

 

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