For over 20 years, Morris+Company has based its operations in London’s east end. During this period of steady growth, we have occupied a variety of spaces; in converted warehouses, above shops, and in basements, often sharing desk space with others. But irrespective of location, our studio space has always represented a home from home. A place of exchange, a spiritual base for ideas, dialogue, creative endeavour, of innovation and exploration.

In 2022 we relocated to new premises, further east into the beating heart of Hackney, London’s truly creative district. Occupying a Victorian former fashion showroom, and distributed across three interconnected floors, our new studio is deeply representative of practice culture. Spatially generous, publicly accessible, purposefully organised, and realised through circular design principles.

215 Mare Street places community front and centre it is a workplace, a venue for events, a workshop for production and experiment. It co-hosts other businesses and creatives and exemplifies Morris+Company’s cultural philosophy of fairness, support, mentorship and awareness; a House of Ideas.

Aberfeldy New Masterplan wins Pineapple Award for Community Engagement In July we won the Pineapple Award for Community Engagement with EcoWorld London, Poplar HARCA, Levitt Bernstein, ZCD ARCHITECTS LTD and LDA Design for the Aberfeldy New Masterplan.
Aberfledy Stories On 30th June we attended the launch of the 'Aberfeldy Stories' exhibition, which features portraits of residents, business owners and community leaders, shot by local photographer J C Candanedo. The display also included information about our work on the Aberfeldy New Masterplan
Camden Design Awards Our R7 workplace, for Related Argent in the northern quarter of the King’s Cross regeneration scheme, was a winner at the Camden Design Award 2022 in the Major Projects Category.
Footprint+ Conference 2022 On 9th June David attended the FOOTPRINT+ Conference 2022, where he joined a panel entitled "Repurposing existing buildings to save embodied carbon", which explored two contrasting approaches to retrofit through our projects North Crescent and Royal Street.
TVC topping out ceremony Celebrating with a "Kagami-biraki" ceremony at the topping out of the new Plot D Television Centre.
LFA Studio Late On 17th June we opened our new studio in Hackney to visitors, as part of the London Festival of Architecture's Studio Lates series. This event gave an insight into our journey of designing around the principals of sustainable strategies for re-use, recycling and flexibility.
"Can architects make a difference?" On 7th June Joe took part in a debate at the Royal Academy of Arts titled "Can architects make a difference?". The event interrogated the collision of architecture and activism, to try to understand what impact architects can really have on the places they design for.
R3 Shortlisted for a Pineapple Award Sugar House Island has been shortlisted for the "Pineapple for Place in Progress" in the Developer's Pineapple Awards 2022.
Belle Vue wins RIBA Regional Award BelleVue was one of 42 projects to receive an RIBA London Regional Award this year.
Tour of the Design District In April we took a trip to the new Design District in North Greenwich, where we were given a tour by Hannah from HNNA and Lynton from Architecture 00.
Mare St Presentation The Directors review 2021 and discuss our goals for the coming year, including our move to the new office in Mare St
Mare St A tour of our new office in London - the first time most of the company have seen the new space.
Model iterations Exploring design through iterative models
Model development The process of making physical models can help all members of the team to engage more directly with a developing design, testing and re-testing it.
Photography at Morris+Company Photography is an essential part of our design process; we observe our work predominantly through a photographer’s lens, capturing the model making journey, construction phases and completed buildings that are in use.
Christmas Party, 2019 We gathered in a pop-up in Hackney, to celebrate the year and the growth of the practice.
Super Crit In 2019 we launched the 'Super Crit', a forum to invite our practice and external commentators to review a project and open a dialogue about our practice, processes and design.
Summer Party Visiting the pavilion at the Dulwich Picture Gallery
Feeding the City At our event 'Feeding the City' we worked with SUPERNATURE X SITE to ensure that the food provided matched the ethos of the talk.
Architect of the Year Shortlist 2019 We were shortlisted in 3 categories this year, including Public Architect of the Year.
We're delighted to have been shortlisted for Housing Architect of The Year 2019
London Festival of Architecture We hosted several events in the 2019 LFA programme
La soupe à 'oignon As part of LFA 2019, we hosted an event showcasing the research of the Londonon collective, investigating the environmental impact of 'a bowl of soup' and what that suggests about humanity’s relationship with food.
Model photography Testing design iterations
Our Office A space for creative design and development, our models take centre stage in our office.
Photography Workshop Photographer Jack Hobhouse gives staff a lesson in best practice for architectural photography.
Underwood St A Friday night at our London studio
Model Materials We are obsessive fabricators, and every member of our company will spend some time making physical models as part of the design process.
A Change of State Exploring and developing our new brand
A Change of State As part of our transition to Morris+Company we workshopped different branding opportunities with the graphic designers BOB Designs.
A Change of State 2018 marked a significant change as we evolved from Duggan Morris Architects to become Morris+Company.
Hand-made sector booklets
Hand made #achangeofstate tote bags
A glimpse through the studio From main gathering/presentation space through to the modelshop
A day in the life of the studio