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Practice profile

CSKARCHITECTS is a thoughtful, ambitious practice, interested in crafted, tailored designs and the creation of buildings which have a real sense of belonging. 


Who we are

  • We are listeners and collaborators and we hope you will enjoy working with us.

  • The practice is proud of its proven track-record of delivering high-quality contemporary buildings within programme and budget. We are resourceful and pragmatic.

  • We have built up good working relationships with consultants and contractors, such that we have confidence in the quality of service and product that is delivered to our clients. 

  • As a practice over the past thirty years we have developed an expertise in the development of explicitly contemporary buildings in locations of historical significance. We enjoy every stage of working in these demanding locations, from the intelligent exploration of possibilities through to the concise execution of an appropriate building.

  • We challenge pre-conceptions and aim to be transformative, realising the untapped potential of each site.

  • We have in depth experience in planning and listed building consents, with expertise of Green Belt sites and ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.


Vision

As a practice we feel we are facing many challenges both architectural and social in nature. Architecturally the challenge is to realise the potential of each site. Understanding the context of our projects is central to our approach. Whether we are working with a listed building or a vacant plot of land, we aim to turn the constraints and conditions of the site into opportunities, developing unique buildings which ‘belong’ to their place.

Socially the challenge is one of environmental sustainability. This is at the core of our approach and how to integrate this more into each and every project is a goal we have set ourselves. We have an affiliated ‘Research and Development’ practice, MPH Architects, investigating new forms of bio-renewable material, targeting carbon negative construction.


Background

CSKARCHITECTS was formally known as Corrigan + Soundy + Kilaiditi Architects. The practice was founded in 1983 having won a National Architectural competition for 76 riverside dwellings and 20,000 sqft of offices at Elephant Lane in Rotherhithe. Since then the practice has consistently produced award-winning projects for a wide range of building-types, most recently focusing on work in the residential, medical and education sectors.  The founding partners of Corrigan + Soundy + Kilaiditi retired in 2016 and the junior partners launched CSKARCHITECTS (Ltd), a design studio retaining all of the former staff and expertise. Richard Soundy and Erini Kilaiditi remain as external consultants.

 

The practice is proud of its proven track-record of delivering high-quality contemporary buildings within programme and budget. The office has built up good working relationships with consultants and contractors, such that we have confidence in the quality of service and product that is delivered to our clients.

 

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