Leading UK and global Architecture Since its inception in 1996, UK practice Jamie Fobert Architects has established a reputation for innovative and inspiring architecture and design in the residential, cultural and retail sectors.
Our clients are diverse: from individual homeowners to major cultural organisations and international retailers. Yet we have demonstrated a consistent approach to resolving client ambitions and site complexities into a tactile architecture of volume, material and light.
We have excellent experience of working internationally, including a museum in Moscow, Russia, a luxury coastal home in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and a major new department store in Venice, Italy. We have collaborated with local architects, engineers and heritage groups across the globe from Hong Kong to Paris.
We are a team of 20 based in Shoreditch, London.
Our way of working
—We work through an intense and careful iterative design process.
—We endeavour to harness instinctive responses to materiality and form.
—We make architecture that is built with and around light.
—Our design is led by functionality, ease of use, and the sociability that architecture can foster.
—Our spaces are made to endure.
—We resolve even the most complex combination of existing elements into an architecture which in its totality feels singular: an architecture of beauty.
Our very first projects included domestic spaces for artists including Antony Gormley and Christopher Le Brun. We then came to work on exhibition design for major galleries, including ‘The Upright Figure’ in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, earning us the opportunity to design galleries themselves for clients including Frieze Art Fair, Pace and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Through this work, we have gained a clear understanding of art practice and installation which has been brought to bear on major arts projects including Tate St Ives in Cornwall, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge and, presently in the design phase, the National Portrait Gallery in London. Each response to a very different context, yet all anticipate current art practice and strive to give each curatorial team maximum freedom. In 2019 we won the BD Architect of the Year Gold Award, in recognition of our work on public buildings.