John Puttick Associates design buildings with a strong sense of place and purpose. We are a team of passionate architects delivering exceptional projects for public and private clients across the UK and beyond.
The buildings and public spaces we design contribute in meaningful ways to people and their surroundings. Seeing architecture as an “art of construction”, our buildings are technically well-crafted and refined in detail, drawing upon a depth of experience to solve contemporary challenges in imaginative ways. An enjoyment of simplicity and clarity is combined with joy and warmth in the practice’s work. These qualities are expressed in the many hand drawings and physical models that form a key part of our working process. Our interest in engineering and how things are made is at the heart of our pursuit of highly functional buildings designed to serve the needs and expectations of those who use them for years to come.
John Puttick Associates was founded in 2014 with our competition winning entry for the refurbishment and extension of the Grade II listed Preston Bus Station. The Brutalist landmark re-opened to the public in 2018 and was selected by both the BBC and The Observer as one of the architectural highlights of the year. The project has also won National and Regional RIBA awards and was long-listed for the 2019 Stirling Prize.
The success of the Bus Station has led to work on a number of other civic and community buildings including a museum remodelling in Hertfordshire, the refurbishment and extension of a Grade II* Listed Charles Barry-designed church in Brighton, and a series of new build youth centres across the country for a charity specialising in providing young people with inspiring places to go. The first of these opened in South London in 2019.
In addition to working on projects in the UK, we have designed buildings overseas. Our first completed project was a gallery for emerging artists in Beijing and we have designed a series of residential and interiors projects in the United States.
As well as RIBA awards, our work has won awards from the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute for Historic Building Conservation.
John Puttick Associates is a RIBA Chartered Practice and an Associate Supplier to the Association of Independent Museums.