AT DESIGNBOX WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON THE DELIVERY OF GREAT PROJECTS
Our mission is to create innovative and sustainable designs that positively impact people's lives and the environment. Our work ethic is built around a set of key values; wellness, joy, social responsibility and resourcefulness. We are collaborative and work to build positive relationships with clients and stakeholders to deliver designs that exceed expectations. We are open minded and always learning. This is why we love what we do.
Hampton School Design Workshop
Philip Wells established DesignBox Architecture in 2012. Phil is a qualified Architect and a chartered member of the Royal institution of British Architects (RIBA). Phil is also a practiced Project Manager with a PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification and a member of the Association for Project Management (APM). Prior to starting DesignBox, Phil worked at several prestigious and challenging projects including the Millennium Bridge, London and Halley VI Antarctic Research Station. More information about Phil can be found on LinkedIn.
WHAT WE DO
DesignBox is an RIBA Chartered practice. We are flexible and offer a full or partial service depending on the requirements of the client and project. We are not bound by a specific style but work to a process developed over years of practice, which has proven to be a reliable resource to positively resolve project issues. We usually work on architectural projects up to £2.5M building contract value and are not restricted by project type. DesignBox Architecture Ltd is a member of the Which? Trusted Trader scheme for architectural services.
We can provide project management services for larger commercial projects up to around £20M building contract value. We believe our combined architectural and project management tool kits, together with our experiences working on challenging and innovative projects makes us unique in our field.
DesignBox runs architecture and design workshops with schools. These are process-driven explorations in design which quickly evolve in to personal and relevant projects for the students. The workshops dove-tail with the teaching requirements of the schools and National Curriculum, but most importantly they are fun! Young people are our next generation of decision makers and we work to promote their confidence in our workshops.
Architecture & Design Workshops: A pop-up mobile urban library and garden. Competition entry from a team of London secondary school students for the London Festival Of Architecture 2020.Go to link
Architecture: The brief for this garden refurbishment in South West London included a small studio, seating space and planters. Addressing a number of activities, it aims to encourage the Client's family out to enjoy the outdoor space.Go to link
Architecture: A new Art studio at Furzedown Primary School. Built to a tight budget and on the roof of the existing school to save space. Attention was paid to the design of the lighting, teaching facilities and storage to make the studio as flexible as possible.Go to link
Design Workshops: Kids are the most creative thinkers so it seems logical to encourage the teaching of Architectural design in schools. Our workshops are hugely rewarding and enlightening to both kids and teachers alike.Go to link
Architecture: A rebuild of a kitchen extension in Wandsworth, London. It takes advantage of the natural north-light and uses a variety of crafted materials to make a very tactile and engaging space.Go to link
Architecture: Reinventing London Underground's station car parks as destinations for markets and events. To raise the profile of local businesses and make more use of public transport infrastructures.Go to link