The practice was founded by Mark Panter and Simon Hudspith in Southwark, London in 1987.
We are a team of architects, designers and organisers dedicated to creating the highest quality buildings for our clients.
Our buildings respond sensitively to their context but remain unquestionably of their time.
Throughout the ongoing global situation with Covid-19, Panter Hudspith Architects’ have ensured business continuity and the safety of our employees and communities. We will continue to review and update our plans and procedures to minimise any potential social and business impact in this unprecedented time, and monitor evolving circumstances and government guidance. Our top priorities continue to be the health and wellbeing of our employees, whilst mitigating any potential service disruptions to our clients.
Panter Hudspith Architects have utilised our remote working capabilities, as part of our business continuity plan, since early March 2020. Our remote working method utilises a secure VPN with remote desktop, allowing staff to access their office computer, including all emails, files and software as if they were at their desk, whilst keeping all data and IT systems secure. We have Microsoft Teams fully integrated into our workflow and use this for conference calling, screen sharing and communication between our design teams and clients.
In light of the current Covid-19 measures introduced by the government, we continue to implement a work-from-home policy to promote the health and safety of our employees, their families and our communities and are taking the following measures:
• Setting up conference call meetings via Microsoft Teams and Zoom for presentations.
• Staff follow government guidance in relation to self-isolating and informing relevant teams.
• Direct contact with members of our staff continues via telephone, emails and MS Teams.
• One-to-one meetings with partners or associates can be arranged under specific circumstances if required.
We are in constant communication with our staff, clients and IT service providers – closely monitoring the situation and evaluating our policies as the situation evolves.
We would like to take this opportunity to assure that we will take whatever action necessary to maintain continuity of service to our clients and wider contacts during this exceptionally challenging period for all of us.
Our current projects range from individual houses and small city infill sites to £500m mixed-use masterplan schemes creating new urban quarters with homes, workspace, retail, community and cafe/bars.
We aim to confront design problems in innovative ways and promote extensive dialogue and careful interaction between clients, consultees, fellow consultants, local residents and contractors. We actively include both local and national authorities in all stages of the design and construction process. This search for inclusion creates an architecture of tangible places of character.
Learning from historic environments
Many of our projects have been realised in sensitive historic settings and this has engendered a way of thinking that is rooted in understanding context in its broadest sense – we use this as a starting point for the creative process for all our projects. It is through our understanding of context that we can ensure that the decisions that are made throughout each project remain relevant to the brief. For example, housing projects designed with the home as the primary focus; uncompromisingly functional retail schemes to ensure viablity over the long term; cultural buildings which illuminate their context; masterplans with an absolute sense of place from the outset.
This rigour permeates all our projects, irrespective of the location, the client or scale of project.