Both Bartlett graduates, Mary Duggan (37) and Joe Morris (37) set up their practice, Duggan Morris Architects in 2004. Before that, Duggan had taught architecture and design in Malaysia and also gained valuable experience working with Softroom, Hawkins/Brown and Gollifer Langston Architects. Morris was a long-term collaborator of AHMM, and his other projects include work with Building Design Partnership, Page and Park, and Howarth Tompkins as well as artists like Martin Richman, and furniture designers Andrew Stafford and Linley. With a firm focus on the details that make a “house become a home”, the architects source their inspiration from “very practical considerations; site conditions, location, context, brief.”
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We believe in an architecture which is; responsive to the context and character of a site; enriched by a communicative and analytical process; Responsive to the constraints of time and budget, often in demanding circumstances; bold, sensitive and innovative; developed though collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach,’ says the team. Sustainability and environmental concerns are a top priority in Duggan Morris’ work, as is keeping good relationships with consultants, contractors and specialist teams. It has a number of residential housing projects on site at the moment including Highgrove Annex, Hillingdon – a special needs housing facility, Barmeston Road – a mixed-use scheme with 7 x 2 bed units, and Frobisher House, Bushey – a three-bed new-build house. Its recent work included the mixed-use White Building in London, a redesigned, disused warehouse, extended into an adjacent Georgian terrace.