This is what our clients and contractors have said about us...
“We have been working with Andrew Wood Associates for over 15 years, with projects including a Kensington mews house, a grade 2 listed apartment and a very large modernist home in the green belt. They balance architectural vision and project realities beautifully. They have a deep understanding of our priorities and operate responsively and professionally to all matters. Andrew Wood Associates are a pleasure to work with - professional, constructive, creative, solutions-oriented, hard-working and effective. They approach every project with financial rigour and design flair, we give them our highest recommendation.”
Ashraf & Sophia, Kensington, London:
"Andrew is an exceptional architect and it has been a mere pleasure to work with him during the extensive refurbishment of our residential property. His designs and ideas corresponded very well both to our needs and taste from the very beginning. One of the things we valued the most was that Andrew always strived to deliver a result that satisfies his clients. When the need arises, Andrew will find ways for the project to evolve in such a way that won’t compromise its architectural beauty and sophistication. We enjoyed a lively, healthy and co-operative collaboration on a very dynamic project. Last but not least, Andrew is a true pleasure to be around!"
Paul Watts, Director at The Quarry:
“We have worked with Andrew on numerous projects over the years ranging significantly in scope and scale, and on every occasion the quality of his work has been outstanding. We have always been impressed by his innovative and creative perspective, along with his meticulous eye for detail while grinding out the nitty gritty, and through all this maintaining a sympathetic understanding of the needs of our business. We’re looking forward to the next project, whatever that may be.”
Kate & Fergus, Westminster:
"When we first worked with Andrew, we selected him because of the innovation, clarity, and detail of his portfolio of work. We discovered that he was also an excellent project manager, liaising with multiple stakeholders in order to deliver a complex build on time in a small communal property. When, several years later, we considered a bigger project that would need materially more time, budget, and complexity, we made sure that we had secured Andrew's services before we secured the property. We are convinced that this was the most important decision we took. And it was absolutely the right one."
Jane & Manny, Dulwich:
“We will always be so grateful to you for the important part you played in creating a home for our family and of the way in which you supported us through the process. I don't think people often appreciate the psychological and emotional impact of having the right space. The space that you helped to create has been a space where we have been able to be and to grow together, full of so many lovely times and memories for all of us.”
Karl & Vanessa, Westminster:
"Andrew Wood Associates transformed our Georgian terrace house for us bringing in light and a feeling of space while creatively and stylishly merging the new with the period features of our property. Andrew himself worked with us at every step of the way with friendly, patient professionalism; really listening to our wishes, liaising with listing officers and contractors while always keeping an eye on the little details that made all the difference to the success of the project. We are still enjoying what was created today and will have no hesitation in using his services again."
Max & Diana, Bath:
"We chose Andrew Wood Associates after interviewing half a dozen architects that we selected from the RIBA database. Andrew listened to our brief and was very receptive to our conceptual ideas of: spaces without rooms, and divisions without walls. We confirmed his appointment prior to finding our site, so once we found something possible he was available to participate in the decision process as to the site’s suitability.
Prior to purchasing the site Andrew gave a high level of support interfacing with the planning department on our behalf, to elicit what the key parameters were to them, and how responsive they were to his initial ideas. This was essential to the successful outcome of the project.
Andrew proved at every stage that he is a hard worker, creative, and professional. His attention to detail, and his ability to think holistically about the building, and how it would meet our requirements made working with him a real pleasure. Andrew delivered the solution without any complications with the planning authority, and he did not disappoint us in our belief that he would design a unique house that was designed with his talent, but for us his client."
Bruce & Jane, West Acton:
“Andrew is committed to design excellence. His ideas are simple and elegant and his design detailing, right down to the smallest element, is fully considered. His work doesn’t just look right it’s a great space to live in and live with, which is what really counts.”
Simon & Carolyn, Dulwich:
“When, some thirteen years ago, the pressures of a growing family meant we might have to consider moving, Andrew proposed a cleverly thought-through extension to the house which maximised use of dead space in a way which never would have occurred to us. Not only that but he then went on to 'sell' the proposal to our notoriously tough local conservation area authority, before project managing the whole thing through to conclusion. The quality of the design of that project meant that we had no hesitation commissioning Andrew again a few years later to redesign and refresh the layout of the interior of the rest of the house. It is a testament to Andrew's vision and execution that still today both projects look fresh and fully continue to meet our needs.”
Helen & Peter, St John’s Wood:
"Andrew masterminded the renovation of our listed property. We were very impressed by his creativity, attention to detail, and all round professionalism."
Simon & Anneke, Islington:
“Andrew worked with us to restore and renovate our grade 2 listed Georgian Islington terrace house. He listened to our brief and responded to our tastes. He took us through from start (planning permission and listed building consent) to finish. He gently guided us to an outcome that we could feel was our creation, although we certainly wouldn’t have got there on our own! He created some spaces within the constraints of the listing, the building and our budget which brilliantly brought our goals to fruition. Equally importantly, he managed the construction programme from tender to completion with total professionalism and attention to detail. We are very happy to recommend Andrew Wood Associates.”
Angus Cunningham, Managing Director of Scotscape Limited:
“I have worked with Andrew over the past 18 years, initially as a contractor but latterly as a client. When you work with Andrew you get 100% commitment - he really does care and his passion and honesty are an integral part of his business. But more than that his designs offer both practical as well as flair led schemes.If you ask him to project manage the project, he can be brutally efficient with the contractor. He is probably the only architect I have come across who is able to steer that fine line between contractor and client.”
Erik Brann, Managing Director of Guildcrest Construction:
“I have worked with Andrew on several projects over a number of years, both with my previous company and with Guildcrest Construction. It has been refreshing to work with an architect who not only produces interesting and innovative designs, with clear drawings, but considers in detail how they can actually be built, which is not often the case with other architects. Because he understands the build process he is a pleasure to work with, happy to visit site at short notice when required, receptive to our input, and not afraid to give the contractor a hard time if he feels anything might be remiss or not up to his high standards. He continuously liaised with us during projects to smoothly transform the client’s wishes from paper to a finished building, thereby avoiding misunderstandings, delays, and possible added cost. Clients have often mentioned how pleased they are with him, and the results speak for themselves.”
Tony Wilde, Head teacher of Southgate School:
"Andrew Wood Associates provided us with a fresh thinking team who applied creative solutions to our complex building needs. The world of education is one where money is always tight. They worked closely with the school and government body to formulate creative plans within limited financial horizons.”