Since our success in the National Neighbourhood Nurseries Competition in 2001 we are recognised as one of the countries best practices in designing for early years education and child care and have developed an impressive portfolio of Nurseries, Children's Centres and Primary Schools. Our first new primary school at Lauriston was opened in 2009.
Our interest in urban regeneration and social infrastructure has led to our involvement in a number of urban design projects within Thames Gateway, the Lea Valley and the periphery of east London. These include masterplans for Erith, Poplar Riverside, Crystal Palace Park, and the Roman Road, Ilford.
The complementary challenge of private projects includes new houses on Portobello Road and Spaniards End in London. A diverse range of other projects vary from the new interior for Saatchi&Saatchi Europe to an installation at the Prague Biennale Performative Space Exhibition, 2005. Our most recent comission for Coram Family combines a new Nursery and office building for Coram within their Bloomsbury campus.
Phil Meadowcroft is a CABE enabler and co-author of a CABE/DFES design guide for Children's Centres, an LDA design advisor, external examiner and lecturer at numerous architectural schools thoughout the country. Ann Griffin is a Vice-Chair of Governors at Brookfield Primary School.
Meadowcroft Griffin Architects is an award winning architectural,urban and landscape design practice based in Kentish Town, London. Established in 2001 we have developed a broad range of projects from one-off houses to new schools and large scale urban designs. We are an innovative practice with a strong theoretical approach and a background of experience to deliver projects of any scale and complexity.
We are passionate about improving the environment for communities and individuals within urban situations and to achieving design excellence. The dialogue between practice and theory is at the core of our creative thinking, cultivated by our involvement in teaching, research and advisory roles.
We offer a sensitive hands-on approach and personal commitment to each project. Our work develops through a deep understanding of our clients needs and aspirations, the people and everyday life of each place and the specific circumstances and conditions of each project. Each design is concerned with its physical and cultural context and is inspired by our research into contemporary European cities, urban metabolism, ways of making, materials and use of light.
Previously Philip Meadowcroft was a director of Eric Parry Architects, responsible for buildings at Stockley Park and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Ann Griffin was Associate responsible for the Royal Court Theatre at Haworth Tompkins.