The practice was founded in London by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. Over 30 years, the firm has established a reputation worldwide for rational building design and a profound understanding of the use of materials.
The international portfolio of Grimshaw covers various sectors, with substantial experience in transport projects, offices and educational facilities, the industrial sector, large-scale arts and leisure schemes and masterplanning.
The practice’s dedication to high quality design is paramount, whether working on low budget structures or high cost building with complex technical specification. The buildings are constructed with great attention to detail and, in 2000, Grimshaw became the firs major architectural firm to meet the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard and continues to use its own environmental audit system, EVA, which empowers its staff to improve the performance of Grimshaw buildings.
The practice have won over 200 awards including the RIBA’s prestigious Lubetkin Prize in 2007.