Look Inside a Collection of London-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin has recently shot the second collection of his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots" – in London. Following his unique insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices (based in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki), Goodwin has turned his lens to a broad collection of practices in the British capital, captured in just seven days. From Zaha Hadid Architects' former school to Foster + Partner's monumental studios on the banks of the River Thames, here are a series of surprising places that architectural offices call home.

Erect Architecture

  • In this space since: 2010
  • Number of employees: 6
  • Former use: workshops

Erect. Image © Marc Goodwin

Cullinan Studio

  • In this space since: 2012
  • Number of employees: 40
  • Former use: it's original (Victorian) use was a foundry. Previous lives also include a greetings card warehouse and artists' studios

Cullinan Studio. Image © Marc Goodwin

Pollard Thomas Edwards

  • In this space since: 1994
  • Number of employees: 150
  • Former use: restoration and conversion of Victorian timber mill

Pollard Thomas Edwards. Image © Marc Goodwin

Jestico + Whiles

  • In this space since: 1998
  • Number of employees: 100 
  • Former use: 19th Century stables for delivery drays – the only surviving building (about to be demolished for HS2) from the original Euston station

Jestico + Wiles. Image © Marc Goodwin


  • In this space since: 2007
  • Number of employees: 130 (in the office), 180 total in London (co-located teams)
  • Former use: headquarters of The Big Issue

Grimshaw. Image © Marc Goodwin


  • In this space since: 6 years
  • Number of employees: 40
  • Former use: school

Mæ. Image © Marc Goodwin

BDP (Building Design Partnership)

  • In this space since: 2003
  • Number of employees: London: approx. 300 / total approx. 903
  • Former use: brewery

BDP. Image © Marc Goodwin

Make Architects

  • In this space since: 2015
  • Number of employees: 150+
  • Former use: car park

Make Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

  • In this space since: 2005
  • Number of employees: 28
  • Former use: office building designed by Glenn Howells Architects within the redevelopment of the Sarsons Vinegar Maltings

Tibbalds. Image © Marc Goodwin

David Chipperfield Architects

  • In this space since: 2011
  • Number of employees: 100
  • Former use: office spaces

David Chipperfield Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin


  • In this space since: 2013  
  • Number of employees: 247
  • Former use: Hammond & Champness lift factory

Hawkins\Brown. Image © Marc Goodwin

Metropolitan Workshop

  • In this space since: 2005
  • Number of employees: 32
  • Former use: ccording to the listing text, these premises were originally occupied by "druggists, sundriesmen, infant milliners and artificial flower manufacturers." The interior arrangement suggests that it was always intended for a number of different trading concerns

Metropolitan Workshop. Image © Marc Goodwin

Ash Sakula Architects

  • In this space since: 2006
  • Number of employees: 15
  • Former use: garment factory

Ash Sakula. Image © Marc Goodwin

Foster + Partners

  • In this space since: 1990 
  • Number of employees: 1200 at Riverside, 1450 globally
  • Former use: Riverside is a pioneering example of a mixed-use building – with Foster + Partners' studio occupying the lower three levels and apartments located on the upper floors. There was no former use, as it was purpose built by Fosters for its current use. The building's strategy for renewal involved the creation of a new network of pedestrian routes to make this stretch of the riverside accessible to the public

Foster + Partners. Image © Marc Goodwin
Foster + Partners. Image © Marc Goodwin

Zaha Hadid Architects

  • In this space since: 2013
  • Number of employees: 400 globally
  • Former use: the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery was previously home to a pop-up hair salon designed by Hadid; the larger office spaces were formerly a school

Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin


  • In this space since: 1989
  • Number of employees: 360
  • Former use: school

Imagination. Image © Marc Goodwin


  • In this space since: 2016
  • Number of employees: 20 in London studio, 20 in Winchester studio
  • Former use: warehouse

PLB. Image © Marc Goodwin

The feature image of this article was taken at Ben Adams Architects (55 employees) who have been in their space, which was formerly the Kirkaldy Testing Works (the ground floor is still a museum with the original machinery still in place), since 2010.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Look Inside a Collection of London-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin" 07 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/798521/look-inside-a-collection-of-london-based-architecture-offices-marc-goodwin> ISSN 0719-8884

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