Our favourite architecture firms in the capital

London and iconic buildings are something that go together like well, brick and mortar. From St. Paul’s Cathedral to The Shard, the capital is full of buildings bursting with character. But away from landmark tourist attractions, who are the architecture firms who are constructing modern properties that will survive the test of time? We look at London’s most innovative architecture firms around.


3DREID go against usual industry practices in their approach to design by putting the user at the centre and delivering architecture that is responsive to the needs of its user. 3DREID are always looking for ways to push boundaries. Their best work is achieved through a nurtured culture of open discussion and collaboration with their clients.

Their track record and experience on projects is almost as high as the aforementioned Shard, with standout work including The Emirates Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the showpiece for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games which helped to inspire a nation.

With offices in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester 3DREID are a major UK architecture firm you can depend on to not only achieve your expectation but exceed it.

Alan Camp architects

Meet the award-winning practice that specialises in residential and bespoke design solutions. The firm has extensive experience in all stages of project development from initial designs to post-completion, delivering that sense of security of being there every step of the project. From private housing in Putney, to establishing communities in Woolwich to creating a new Nando’s in Lewisham, Alan Clarke architects are your go-to residential architects in Greater London.

MATT Architecture

With a vibrant design hub based in the heart of London’s sparkling West End, Leicester Square and another office in Krakow, Poland. The firm is known for their projects such as Bodyworlds London which is situated opposite Piccadilly Circus tube station.

With only nine weeks to kit out a seven-floor building, MATT decided to strip back the interior space of the building like the Bodyworlds exhibition to reveal the skeleton of the building to visitors.

They went on to create displays and desking which were shaped like human bones using machined plywood which reflected a unique design symmetry with the exhibition. Always pushing the boundaries of design MATT Architecture are your go-to for unique, standout concepts for your next project.


Taking a fascinating approach to buildings and development is RCKa. They take an active and innovative approach to securing new projects of real relevance to the local community. Another of the firm’s core values is that they are incredibly passionate about producing architecture that will contribute to the welfare of others. RCKa aim to create beautiful buildings that respond and resonate with people and places.

Square Feet Architects

Providing a holistic approach to designing, Square Feet Architects look to undertake a variety of work which includes but not limited to, residential, education and refurbishment.

Through a wealth of experience, they have become the experts in designing spaces where we work, rest or play. Though they always make sure to come back to their core values of making a design cost-effective, realistic and most importantly a workable solution that will maximise value for money.

It’s worth looking through their portfolio of work and checking out some of the stunning new build concepts they have created.

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