At Surman Weston, every building we make is carefully designed to respond to the users and location. We create buildings that are flexible to the changing needs of the people that use them and the places they inhabit.

We eschew a house style, instead spending the early stages of a project analysing and interrogating the brief and context. With these, we work with clients and stakeholders to develop designs that are highly contextually sensitive, with careful consideration of materiality, sustainability, construction technique, use and function.

We have expertise in several sectors including: residential new builds, extensions and refurbishments, schools, civic buildings and workspace.

Our RIBA Chartered practice was established in 2014 and is led by Tom Surman and Percy Weston. We are regular tutors for the undergraduate course at the University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham and have taught and lectured at institutions including the Royal Institute of British Architects and several universities.

We have won multiple awards including: the prestigious Stephen Lawrence Prize 2022 for best new UK building under £1m, several National and Regional RIBA Awards, Civic Trust Awards and the Architects’ Journal Retrofit Award. We were also recently featured in the Architects’ Journal 40 Under 40, a compendium of the best young emerging practices in the UK today.

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