COVID-19 has made everyone think differently about how they live and work.

A hybrid workplace was certainly something we had been contemplating before the virus appeared, but it was the lockdowns of 2020 that would crystallise what was essential to our future practice.

For five months during the pandemic, between office leases, our team worked almost entirely remotely, with just a small, temporary office in the city to house our server and the odd meeting. As entire industries shifted to online, news media questioned whether the shared workplace was dead. We disagreed. Given the highly collaborative nature of built environment design, we knew that – when the time was right – it would be important for us to return to some semblance of a studio. What this would look like would be up for discussion.