PLP Architecture is a collective of architects, designers, and researchers based in London who deeply value the transformative power of ideas and the ability of architecture to inspire.
Experience Our practice is led by a dedicated group of partners who have collaborated for over three decades. While we draw from a wealth of historical experience working on projects around the world, our studio exudes the energy and culture of a vibrant start-up.
Culture We strive to create an extraordinary working experience at PLP. Our team consists of truly exceptional individuals, and our culture fosters growth and nurtures talent for everyone. We all work together in one large room, with 150 people drawing, discussing, debating, reading, eating, meeting collaborators, presenting to clients, crafting models, examining samples, or simply relaxing with our feet up on comfortable armchairs. Illuminated by ample natural light (almost like sunlight), our central runway welcomes everyone to make a grand entrance each morning.
In such a space, transparency, collaboration, and trust are vital. Ideas naturally emerge from every corner – after all, we operate as a partnership, and it is the collective passion, curiosity, and enthusiasm of our entire team that has fueled our success. The result is an open work environment that nurtures the best creative talent and cultivates a culture united in purpose and dedication. In this expansive room, we are all entrepreneurs, thinkers, doers, and innovators, working collaboratively to create extraordinary buildings, spaces, and experiences.
Quality Our work is founded on a commitment to enhancing the quality of urban life, excellence in the use of materials, space, and light, and an optimistic belief in architecture's ability to enrich our society. We approach each design project with an open mind, crafting architectural responses that address the unique challenges presented by the site, project requirements, and our clients' goals and aspirations. This ensures that our work is not only distinctive and purpose-built but also future-proofed to deliver lasting value in the short and long term.
Collaboration We highly value collaboration, and our design process is carefully structured to harness the knowledge and expertise of our clients and consultants. Our design and leadership skills are complemented by exceptional project management abilities, ensuring that our projects meet even the most ambitious standards for quality, timeline, and budget. This approach guarantees that our work is not only tailored and fit-for-purpose but also forward-looking, providing enhanced value in the years to come.
We operate as a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary practice, embracing the dynamic culture of a young start-up.
PLP has been at the forefront of designing some of the world's most intelligent and sustainable buildings, reshaping the concept of urban living and working in today's cities. Our in-house think tank, PLP Labs, serves as a research collaborative that develops concepts and technologies aimed at shaping the future of urban development.
Currently, PLP is involved in designing projects across three continents and has buildings under construction in various locations including the UK, The Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, and Japan. Notable examples in our diverse portfolio include 22 Bishopsgate, Sky Central, and Bankside Yards in London, Tree House and The Edge in Amsterdam, Corso Como Place in Milan, and the new Yandex Headquarters in Moscow.