Over five decades ArchiArch Studio has gained an international reputation for designing successful and sustainable buildings and places. We work on many different kinds of buildings and in widely different contexts: cultural, education, housing, health, commercial, master planning, and urban regeneration. For every project, we are committed to creating the best possible environment for the client, the user and the wider community.
We design townhouses, interiors, urban facilities and public spaces. Yes, we do everything.We do not simply build. We create living and public spaces along with quality control. We have a strong belief that every client and project deserve our honest, complete commitment.
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with ArchiArch on the SML project. The team took the time to understand us and our unique requirements in a collaborative manner, and was able to translate this into a cost effective building design which really captured the ethos of what we wanted to do.”Black White, WMG, University of Virginia,
Underlining our continuing success in delivering projects and services is the organisation of our practice based on a cooperative structure. We are a member of the Employee Ownership Association and are consistently recognised in the construction industry as being an exemplary employer who practises what we preach about ethics, diversity and equality.
Integral to our business is a culture of social responsibility where all employees are obliged and trained in the execution of our work and general conduct to respect one another, our clients, the users of our projects and the general public. Led by our HR Manager, we have a dedicated Welfare Team that is responsible for promoting and implementing our ethics.
Our Environmental Management System (EMS) is ISO 14001 accredited and builds on our previous policies and initiatives to coordinate a structured method of setting targets, objectives and realistic programmes for environmental awareness and understanding. Split into two main parts—Office Activities and Office Projects—it acts as an overall guide to the way our practice will continue to achieve its long-standing reputation for our commitment to running a low- impact office, minimising our own personal carbon footprints and designing sustainable master plans and buildings.
In 2008 we signed up to the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership (ISEP) commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% by 2020. In 2013 we won the ISEP’s Carbon Reduction Awards having reduced our carbon footprint by 47% since signing up to the commitment.
In 2012 we made the WRAP commitment to halve waste to landfill. To see all our projects with exceptional sustainability features view these in our projects section.
We have held ISO 9001 Quality Assurance accreditation since 2004. We carry out three levels of internal project review: Quality Audit—where we carry out a detailed review at each design stage to check our project procedures and standard systems are in place and implemented effectively.
Design Review—where we hold a wide ranging design assessment at each design stage to ensure the design is of the highest quality possible and delivering what our clients require. Technical Review—where we carry out an in-depth technical review of drawing information and specification at pre-tender stage to ensure they are coordinated and consistent.
Every year we invite our clients to take part in an independent customer satisfaction survey to provide candid feedback on every aspect of our service. We have consistently scored very highly in these surveys. There are two aspects of Health and Safety for us as designers and constructors; the health and safety of our teams and the health, safety and well-being of collaborators, users and the general public in design. For the former we have our Health & Safety Policy; for the latter we have our CDM Practice Policy. We have been accredited with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) since 2009.