Architectural Design

Panoramic Studio's architecture is driven by the pursuit of quality. It is not just buildings but urban design that affects our well-being. We are concerned with the physical context of a project, sensitive to the culture and climate of their place. The quest for quality embraces the physical performance of buildings.

Panoramic has always been guided by a belief that the quality of our surroundings has a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether that is in the workplace, at home or in the public realm. Allied to that is an acknowledgement that architecture is generated by the needs of people - both material and spiritual - and a concern for the physical context and the culture and climate of place. Equally, excellence of design and its successful execution are central to our approach.

We believe the best architecture comes from a fusion of all the elements that separately comprise and inform the character of a building: the structure that holds it up; the services that allow it to function; its ecology; the quality of natural light; the symbolism of the form; the relationship of the building to the skyline or the streetscape; the way you move through or around it; and last but not least its ability to lift the spirits. This holistic approach is augmented by a strong commitment to the clients we serve, and also to the public domain and the many users involved. A high degree of personal service, coupled with respect for the precious resources of cost and time, therefore characterizes our client relationships.

The scale, diversity of our new projects were unimaginable a decade or so ago, yet many of the issues that excited us in the early days continue to inform what we do today. We work in the spirit of inquiry, challenging preconceptions and testing conventions. The process of 'reinvention' distinguishes all of our work – past and present – and rests on a duty to design well and to design responsibly.