Thank you for visiting the website of Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop. The Workshop is far more than an award winning architecture practice. It is an assemblage of skilled architects, designers and crafts-people, who contribute through a collaborative process in the delivery of our projects. It is these people, their wisdom, their material knowledge, their working processes and dedication that define the Workshop. When you work with us, you gain access to these practised people and their craftsmanship. We believe in making, imagining, listening, learning, and empowering Workshop members, our collaborators and clients. Art, music, travelling, cuisine, words, wine, clothes, people and exhibitions inspire and inform our projects. Directed by Simon, Ruta and Beth lead the two Workshop project teams, Roger is our mentor, Sam supplies our porcelain, Luke manages our construction sites, Colin designs our kitchens, Emma makes our ceramics, Martin makes our metalwork, Nicholas records our projects, Guy renders our surfaces, Bill is our embroider, Patrick supplies our plants, Mark makes our joinery and so on. We view these people who help us deliver our projects as Workshop members. Our portfolio and skills extend across many scales and sectors, from residential, retail, education, restaurants, and office design, to furniture, and product design.
We do review every email we receive, but unfortunately we can not respond to everyone. If we are interested in meeting you or have a position available, we will be in contact.
We do not have a social media presence as a practice. We are not against it, instead, we prefer to concentrate on completing the work, rather than telling everyone about it. We believe ultimately this is how we will be judged.
Our projects have been featured on UK National TV, in much written press, books and countless design blogs across the world.
Simon Astridge writes a regular Journal that is gaining momentum. If you want to read about what informs our thinking about architecture, you can read the Journal here.