Lungfish | Architecture
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Robust, reliable and rigorous, our design-led philosophy focuses on diagram, design and detail. We work through the full RIBA cycle, from stage 0 through to 7, and our priority is delivering your building for you.

We use the climate and function of your space to deliver your project. Our architectural design work is data-led, and our experience with building physics and our experienced team drive technical delivery to create the environment that meets and exceeds your brief.

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Our services include

  • RIBA Plan of Work
  • Modern Methods of Construction
  • Strategic definition
  • Concept design
  • Biomimicry
  • Modular design
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Holistic design
  • Business case writing
  • Funding applications

Architecture design solutions

Our commitment to diagram, design, and detail propels architectural innovation beyond expectations. Our process begins with insightful diagrams that lay the groundwork for designs deeply rooted in both aesthetics and functionality. Our architectural solutions push boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape.

Our architecture team ensure that every element, from materials to construction, is thoroughly considered. By seamlessly integrating technology and embracing innovation, our architectural solutions not only meet contemporary standards but also anticipate future needs.

Discover how our approach transforms architectural visions into immersive experiences, exceeding expectations at every dimension.

Our philosophy

"We recognise that part of our job is to prevent distraction from the original vision. Finding a solution that is right for our clients requires a very subtle alchemy – if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. We protect that vision, and then we deliver it – it’s designed to be delivered, and is buildable in reality." - Simon Reid, Managing Director of Lungfish Architects

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What our clients are saying

" We are delighted to be welcoming the first pupils to our newest primary school at Castleward. Its state-of-the-art design features such as the flexible use of space, the innovative outdoor play area and the security of a sprinkler system offer a superb environment for learning. The school will be vital in transforming the regeneration of an inner-city area into a thriving community.

Councillor Evonne Williams

Cabinet member for children, young people and skills | Derby City Council


The whole experience was very consultative; our views and ideas were taken on board.  The end result is a block that came together just as we’d hoped and imagined

Virginia Gilks

Head Teacher | Bromham C of E Primary School

" The experience here has been excellent and that has been from initiation through to the project team on site. What I really liked is that you just got on and built it. The team were great, very professional and always found solutions. It was definitely good collaborative working. I was dubious about the modular solution, but the finish is as good as any school I’ve ever been to.

David Highfields

Programme Manager | Derby City Council

Interior design

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Marry the exterior with the interior, by using our immersive, occupant-led interior design services, which include the concept, narrative and finishes across all projects. With our creative outlook and collaborative approach, our interior design solutions are well-considered, functional and fit for purpose.

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