Bristol Studio Opened Following Strong Growth

Bristol Studio Opened Following Strong Growth

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Bristol Studio in the 77StokesCroft creative hub. This new studio is a key milestone in the growth plans of the practice, and will be led by Partner Martin Roe along with returning Austin-Smith:Lord architect Murtaza Rizvi.

From the new Bristol Studio we aim to build on our existing relationships and a number of exciting projects recently won in the South-West region. These projects include design of a state of the art digital media building for the University of the West of England; and, following on from the recently completed Performing Arts Centre, Agriculture Innovation Centre and Biosecurity Centre, commissions to design three further new buildings for Bridgwater College.

We have also been selected to design a new business school for the University of Gloucestershire and are currently on site with a Grade II listed conservation project for Bristol City Council.

Martin Roe, Austin-Smith:Lord Partner and Bristol Studio Principal, says “We are delighted to open a studio in Bristol and play a growing role in supporting the economic, social and environmental success of the South-West, building upon the portfolio of projects we have successfully completed in the region over many years.

“During that time we have established a strong network of clients, co-consultants and contractors and opening a Bristol Studio enables us to expand our ability to deliver our national expertise and experience through local offices and people.

“Austin-Smith:Lord was established in 1949 as a creative collective. In practice, this means that each Studio draws on expertise across a wide range of sectors including transport and infrastructure, education, urban regeneration, arts and culture, conservation, landscape and urban design.

“We look forward to bringing this energy, creativity and expertise to a wide variety of exciting projects across the region from the new Bristol Studio.”

This new studio will also draw on the wide-ranging expertise of the national creative collective based in studios in London, Cardiff, Liverpool and Glasgow.