How We Work

Rapport Architects’ quickly expanding architectural output is underpinned by a design approach that emphasises value, efficiency, and sustainability, without compromising the requirement for innovation and a strong architectural foundation.

As a young practice, the principles of our design approach are continuously being developed and refined to improve how our buildings interact with their context, how well they function, and how they impact upon the environment during their construction and during their life-span.

The practice’s core sector is commercial architecture, and we have developed a culture of designing lean, efficient buildings to satisfy the requirements of a given brief, and also requirements of the future. Our buildings are loose fit and maintain flexibility. As the practice has expanded into health-care, research and development, and urban design sectors we have maintained these principles.

After just over a year in business, the practice currently maintains an internal quality assurance system and environmental management system, and is embarking on achieving externally accredited ISO9001 and ISO14001 systems in the near future.

As part of our internal quality management system the practice subjects every project to a series of design workshops where projects are reviewed and critiqued to ensure every possible design option is investigated. The design workshops allow the practice’s design principles to develop and shape each project, and provides a platform for debate and learning amongst staff and often the client.

We work closely with our clients throughout the design and construction process. We value communication, collaboration, and our clients’ confidence in us to provide advice. We have a close rapport with each of our clients and this allows us to successfully deliver projects.