GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT
SHAPE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS
We are a boutique architectural practice offering a rare blend of practical, hands-on experience and creative design flair. We don’t design offices, skyscrapers, bridges and other large scale structures, but concentrate on what we’re really good at – turning ordinary places into amazing spaces.
As a team of architects here in our studio on the banks of the Thames we share more than great views of the river. We share a design philosophy – a way of approaching architecture and interior design which puts the dreams and aspirations of the client at the very heart of our business. We call it ‘Design from the Inside Out’ because the starting point for all our work is flesh and blood not bricks and mortar. Put simply it means we spend a great deal of time with our clients trying to understand their vision and discussing how we can translate that into beautiful, healthy, yet practical spaces.
We have a set of guiding principles that shape the way we do business at Dyer Grimes. Our work must be aesthetically remarkable and be designed to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Our clients must derive true value from our work, whether that is emotional satisfaction or an increase in the financial value of their property. Finally, and most importantly, we believe in listening closely to our clients to ensure we’re building their dream- not ours..
After 20 years in the business and 200 projects in our portfolio, we know a thing or two about designing and building homes. We relish the prospect of designing a home from scratch but are just as inspired with the challenges of extending or converting an existing building whether modern or traditional. We are accredited Conservation Architects adept at using traditional skills and materials in listed buildings, but equally enthused with the latest in contemporary design technologies.
As a group we share a passion for design and innovation, and between us bring a wealth of knowledge from every corner of the design field. Our architectural and interior design skills have not only wowed our clients but have won coveted awards. At the heart of our success is an ability to work with people, whether with clients, consultants or contractors. We are also consummate negotiators and boast a remarkable success rate with local planning departments.
We believe that buildings and spaces are only truly great if they reflect the people that live in them. Honesty, trust and true understanding lie firmly at the heart of every project we undertake. We are proud of our design ability but not too proud to take a step back when required. By really listening to our clients and understanding their visions, hopes and fears, we never fail to deliver on time and on brief.
We recognise that every individual or family is different and therefore flexibility in the way we work is essential. Some clients want us to articulate their vision from beginning to end, others prefer to use their own team of builders or design the interiors themselves. Whatever our involvement, we approach each project with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail regardless of budgets or scale, and above all else, we strive to work closely with our clients every step of the way.
We are a tight team of architects and professionals who work together on every project. Unlike larger practices, we make sure that we all understand and are available for every individual we work with. Wherever our clients are based, whether round the corner from us in Putney or on the other side of the world, our architects and designers are available for them round the clock, from the beginning of a project to its completion and beyond.