Austin-Smith:Lord has a rich heritage of commercial work that goes back over six decades, right back to when we were founded: much of our early work included warehouses, offices and shopfittings, and our association with the sector evolved naturally through repeat commissions and satisfied clients. When ‘space planning’, as it has become known, and interior design started to become prominent in the 1970’s, we were at its forefront. The reason for this is as natural as the reason we continue to enjoy award-winning success in the most complex of settings, processes and challenges today: it lies in getting to the heart of what is needed, unearthing and understanding the real (and varied) needs of clients, occupants and users alike, and then applying good design to deliver on those needs. Increasingly, of course, those needs include sustainability.
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