The journey from big idea to finished building is a complex one. That’s why we’ve built an adaptable, approachable team who’ll support you every step of the way – from feasibility and planning to concepts, conservation and project completion.
Design with purpose
We love how buildings influence people’s lives, so we’re here to help you make a positive impact with every project.
We design intelligently and insightfully, studying the way people use and move through spaces, and creating imaginative, efficient ways to meet their changing needs. It’s a process we’ll go through together, developing your vision into a purposeful, sustainable building that’s everything you wanted it to be – and more.
Our sector specialisms
The team you’ll work with at Lungfish comes from almost every area of architecture. Over the last few years we’ve carved out a strong reputation in education, from nurseries and primaries through to secondary and SEN schools. Together with our clients we’ve created more than 10,000 new school places. It’s work we love.
But that’s only part of the picture. Individually, we’ve designed beautiful private homes, luxury apartments and student accommodation – experience we’re using together in modern residential design. We’ve worked on community spaces, commercial refurbishments, heritage and conservation projects. We’re also working with a growing number of blue-light organisations to design new ambulance and fire stations, creating efficient working environments for our emergency services.
Feasibility and planning
The right groundwork gives your project the strongest chance of success, so we’re here to help with hands-on feasibility studies and planning support.
Our feasibility studies explore the opportunities and challenges your site presents, reducing risk and removing hurdles further down the line. They explore your users’ needs and begin to determine design options, costs and timelines at the very earliest stage.
We also work closely with planners, anticipating concerns and keeping dialogue open. It’s a transparent, proactive approach that means we’ve never had an application turned down.
Whatever we’re designing, our approach is simple. We start with the people who’ll use the building and create a space that makes their life more comfortable, inspiring and enjoyable. We’ll make it easier to get from A to B, to control heat and light, and to do all the things their day brings – simply, intuitively and effortlessly.
It’s an approach that’s delivering schools, homes, public services and community spaces for clients all over the country. Read more about our architectural design specialisms below.
Life isn’t just lived on the outside. Interior architecture and design play an important part in creating inspiring, user-focused buildings. Places that feel good to live, learn, work and play in. Spaces that bring out the best in people. Environments that improve lives, boost performance, encourage communication and help communities grow.
Our interior designers and architects bring another dimension to your building projects, maximising what you can achieve internally by focusing firmly on use, navigation and user experience. It’s a discipline that goes far beyond finishings and furnishings, helping you achieve even more in every space.
Buildings never stand alone. They’re part of a community, a landscape and an area’s cultural heritage. We help our clients create purposeful places that make a positive local impact, wherever they are – from sustainably designed community hubs to carefully converted listed buildings.
We’re also experienced conservation architects, preserving protected trees, much-loved landmarks and the wildlife that makes our green spaces so special. What’s more, by actively safeguarding these elements, we’ll help your projects win approval, through planning and beyond.
A big part of what we do at Lungfish is researching what people really need from their new spaces – whether they’re homes, schools, workplaces or community buildings. We observe, model, map and optimise, harnessing everything we find to develop design solutions that push boundaries and create buildings that work better for our clients.
From developments in sustainable architecture to technologies that maximise efficiency, we love bringing fresh thinking to all of our work.
Find out how our R&D is helping us design better schools, homes and community hubs, contact us below.