The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy
Adam Knibb Architects, Winchester, Hampshire
Founded: July 2011
Where have you come from?
I studied at the Welsh School of Architecture and have worked at White Design Associates in Bristol, John Pardey Architects in Lymington and Design Engine Architects, Winchester.
What work do you have?
We currently have active projects spread between initial design and on site. Most are residential clients, although our commercial projects include a nightclub and sports pavilion. One of our most advanced projects is the Bluebell Pool House (above), which we believe sums up our ethos with its contemporary design that has captured the enthusiasm of both the client and local council. Most of our projects have been secured via contacts, but we are also engaged in competitive tendering.
What are your ambitions?
As a small practice we are able to provide many benefits in the current climate, and we aim to build on our reputation for bespoke sustainable, contemporary buildings. Ultimately grow the practice focusing on one off residential houses providing a personal service to achieve client aspirations.
How optimistic are you?
We’re a very optimistic young team. The most consistent advice we receive is to be true to your design ethos, but pragmatic where the future of the practice is concerned. We believe the benefit of working with a smaller practice is the personal and flexible service, which we are able to provide.
Contact: www.adamknibbarchitects.com telephone: +44 (0)1962 622047