Central to our ethos is an appetite for enquiry, discovery and understanding. By maintaining a commitment to research – one of our great strengths as a practice – we are not only up to date with new developments and techniques but are also able to thoroughly evaluate their relevance and technical performance for individual projects. Our commitment to technology is a means to the social ends of making the world a better place through design. This philosophy maintains the spirit of creative endeavour on which the practice was founded. Our research groups help design teams to answer the challenges we face in the spirit of innovation.