Project Orange is a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Practice. This ensures that all accredited members work to a common set of standards and have in place: appropriate professional indemnity insurance; quality management systems; health and safety policy; employment policy addressing the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment; a programme of continuing professional development for all staff.
As architects we understand how complex the process of procurement and construction can be, irrespective of the scale of the project. We always listen to what our clients want and are skilled in tailoring our services to best meet their needs.
We believe that the inside of a building whether it is a house, apartment, hotel or office is as important as the outside. We have therefore invested a great deal of time and research into developing our interior design skills. We work on creating an ambience that embraces all aspects of the senses and is a unique reflection of the client brief. We have a huge resource of materials and samples in the studio and both design and specify everything from lighting to furniture, cornices to shadow gaps, curtains to carpets. Designed for living and detailed with finesse our work is always stylish yet practical.
James recently taught the diploma project for interior design students at London’s prestigious KLC college
At Project Orange we understand that both architecture and interiors are clear expressions of identity, be it of an individual or the established brand of a commercial client. Whether it is the look and feel of a hotel or the precise detailing of an office, we know that design must communicate a set of values that embody the culture of the client and their business. This was never more apparent than in the design of our own studio, the embodiment of all that is Project Orange.
Furniture + Bespoke
Very often a project demands an item, be it furniture, lighting or textile that is unique to that project. It is a bespoke piece of design, something neither off the shelf nor seen anywhere else. And this need not be any more expensive than the shop version. At Project Orange we are adept at designing unique elements to meet the particular requirements of the client, which form a clear expression of our concept designs and which integrate seamlessly with both architecture and interior scheme.
At Project Orange we strongly believe in the importance of education and research within the work place as a way of critically understanding your own work. We do this at a number of levels, the most pragmatic being an in-house lecture series from outside speakers who talk about materials, products, regulations and building process’. At the other extreme we have an ongoing project called PO Box . This is a magazine where the studio writes reflective pieces on their own thoughts about the work they have been doing with Project Orange. It was a finalist in the RIBA’s President’s Medals for practice located research in 2011.
We also have two office trips a year – sometimes to see a specific piece of architecture, and at others to have a great experience. We have recently been to Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Brighton, Amsterdam, Sheffield, Suffolk, Canterbury/Margate and this year to Bath.
As professional architects and designers we are always collaborating with other people within different disciplines whether as part of the project team or as independent advisers. These may include engineers and landscape architects, graphic designers and artists. We collaborate in the spirit of mutual respect, our objective the holistic success of the project.