The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone, either through choice or redundancy
Fletcher Crane Architects, Teddington, Middlesex
Founded: February 2010
Main people: Toby Fletcher and Ian Crane
Where have you come from? We spent the last 10 years working at Scott Brownrigg and PRP. As an associate at Scott Brownrigg, Toby led the business space team, working on key projects across the practice. At PRP, Ian was an associate director in the residential group, leading projects within the private and affordable residential sectors.
What work do you have? We have projects ranging from new-build commercial premises – we recently won the Citu-backed and AJ-organised 36 The Calls contest (AJ 22.04.10) – to bespoke private residences (such as our competition-winning scheme in the Isle of Wight - pictured). We are keen to work with clients who enjoy the creative process and would like to be a part of it.
What are your ambitions? We want to develop intimate relationships with our clients and deliver beautifully crafted buildings, growing the practice with people who share our vision and enthusiasm. As we evolve, we will continue to deliver thoughtful and relevant architecture.
How optimistic are you? Having left fantastic positions at our previous practices, and both with young and expanding families, success is the only option. We firmly believe that in order to stand out in such a competitive market, giving our clients great design and attentive service will give us the best chance of succeeding.