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Shaping places that make a positive impact

We are architects and building consultants who believe places have the power to shape a more positive future - for the people who use them, for local communities, and for our planet. By embracing innovation, and with expertise grounded in two centuries of practice, we deliver healthier, safer, and smarter buildings and spaces.

How we work

We act responsibly

We take responsibility for the impact of our work and the legacy we leave. Considering how our actions contribute to wider social, economic and environmental issues – and actively exploring opportunities to make a positive contribution.

Discover our sustainability commitments

We are inventive

We are problem solvers and love the challenge each project brings. By embracing innovation and pushing the boundaries of design, we are reimagining the way we shape new or existing spaces and enhancing the way people experience them.

Explore our insights on biophilic design

We work collaboratively

We thrive on collaboration and believe that openly sharing knowledge helps generate positive change. With experts across multiple services, sectors and business support roles working together to deliver the highest quality projects and client service.

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We champion inclusivity

We continually strive to become a more inclusive organisation. By creating open and supportive environments where everyone’s contribution is valid, we unlock creativity, inspire future generations and better understand the diverse communities we work in.

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A brilliantly diverse team of experts, delivering award-winning projects

Working across nine UK offices, we deliver projects for clients in a variety of sectors – locally and internationally. With a multi-service approach that gives us a complete understanding of the full life cycle of the built environment.

We invest in research and development and provide space for debate and collaboration with communities and colleagues. Applying thinking that is imaginative and pragmatic in equal measure to find effective solutions for every challenge.

We approach every project with the same commitment to quality, excellence and integrity in all we do. Led by the principles of creating social value and promoting sustainability, we work to connect people, places and the environment.

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Exciting news! Applications for the RIBA AHR 2024 Scholarship are now OPEN

Are you an aspiring architect interested in exploring the built environment to promote a more positive future? If so, our scholarship provides support to Part 2 students from low-income households who have demonstrated a commitment to their studies and to the profession.

Achieving decarbonisation roundtable series

Continuing the conversation across the property profession, to discuss the critical topic of retrofit and its role in decarbonising buildings. Kicking off the first of our decarbonisation roundtable discussions of 2024, we returned to Birmingham, read more about what was shared by industry professionals during the event.

Reuse and repurposing

We specialise in unlocking opportunities, transforming underutilised spaces into vibrant, sustainable and purposeful areas. With our expertise in architecture and building consultancy we revitalise overlooked corners of our communities where brownfield sites and existing buildings await a new lease of life.

Listen to our latest AHR Podcast episode

In our latest podcast release, we explore how we can create schools which are the optimal inclusive learning environment, serve the community and achieve sustainability targets. Join us as we reflect on what’s influencing school design in 2024.

An exciting new mixed use hub in the heart of Bristol

Combining our masterplanning and architectural services, Wapping Wharf North offers a vibrant new destination in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour.

Supporting a town’s growth and conservation for over 180 years

We are proud to have had, and continue to have, some part in the creation, maintenance, conservation and development of many of Huddersfield’s best-loved and most eye-catching buildings, both new and old.

Reimagining our railway stations as hubs

In an effort to enhance economic growth and promote sustainable travel, we are reimagining and remodelling our railway stations into vibrant destinations that go beyond their traditional function.


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In this month’s AHR news, the RCP fit out of the Spine has received WELL Platinum certification, we’ve launched the AHR Podcast series and showcase how we inspire social value across our practice.

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AHR has produced an enormous amount of work for a complex regeneration scheme in our North Fulham NDC speedily and efficiently. They have been excellent with residents, being good listeners and very responsive.”

Chris Hannington, Regeneration Project Manager

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

AHR has cleverly transformed the typical leisure centre model into an open, inclusive space that is truly loved by the users. The sense of community and care the users and operators have for the new space is amazing to see. The design team have certainly achieved this, and even exceeded expectations”

RIBA 2019 South West Award Judging Panel

Places Leisure Eastleigh

AHR was able to translate our vision for developing future engineers into the wonderful structure that exceeds our expectations. From the start of the project, AHR embraced the principles of our new curriculum and worked collaboratively with the academic team and a wide variety of stakeholders across the School.””

Dr Lisa Brodie, Head of School - Engineering Design & Mathematics

University of the West of England

Whenever we came up with ideas, the AHR team would take it away and consider how this could be achieved, regardless of technical constraints placed upon them. This thoughtful approach to design ensured we have exactly the school we want full of light and air and which flows in a way that works for the staff and children.””

Karen Hutchings, Headteacher

New Park Primary School

We can help your project make a positive impact

Our team of experts are ready to take on any challenge - no matter how big, small, or complex. If you've got a project you'd like to discuss, we'd love to hear from you.

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