Renato Benedetti established Benedetti Architects in 2016, building on the success achieved during 20 years as McDowell+Benedetti Architects.
We prioritize our clients, adopting an open-minded and collaborative approach to explore various possibilities and uncover fresh solutions that bring added value. Our expertise in design encompasses a broad range of project sectors, types, and scales, with a constant belief that a great project requires a great client.
Clients appreciate our ability to listen, think clearly, and approach projects with enthusiasm. This has led to enduring relationships with diverse clients from both the public and private sectors across multiple projects.
Our approach has garnered numerous prestigious national and international awards and competition wins. Our work has been extensively published in the UK and abroad, featured in articles, books, and broadcasted on radio and television.
Renato Benedetti has a prominent public profile, serving on Design Review Panels for Southwark, Richmond/Wandsworth, and Lewisham in London. He is also a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE, an RIBA client advisor and competition judge, a committee member of the Architecture Club, and a founding committee member of the London Festival of Architecture. Additionally, he lectures and teaches in the UK and abroad.
Our focus revolves around people: our clients and all those who use or are influenced by our designs. We create elegant and inspiring spaces, seeking lasting solutions that add value while remaining rooted in a contextual understanding of place and the tactile qualities of materials, volume, and light.
We invest time in understanding our clients' ambitions, values, and the specific context and site. Collaborating closely with our clients, we strive to find the best solutions. Good architecture is the result of collective effort, and we foster a relaxed atmosphere of open and creative collaboration between the client, design team, stakeholders, and builders.
We have a talent for transforming constraints into practical opportunities, extracting the best value from the complex realities that projects inevitably face.
Expertise & Services
With over 20 years of experience across a wide range of projects, from small to large-scale, working on existing and historic buildings as well as designing new ones in the UK and abroad, we possess the expertise and resources to deliver high-quality design on time and within budget.
We offer a comprehensive range of architectural services, starting from developing the project brief and strategic ideas to early concepts, feasibility studies, capacity studies, detailed design, planning, technical design stages, and contract management throughout the construction process. Our aim is to help you maximize the potential of your new building.
As an RIBA Chartered Practice, we adhere to stringent accreditation standards and procedures, including a quality management system.
We understand that embarking on a building project can be daunting, and we strive to become expert professional advisors and critical friends to our clients. We take the time to work closely with you, discussing the issues and options in clear language without unnecessary jargon. Our repeat clients testify to the support we provide throughout the entire process.
Many of our projects involve complex clients, such as trustee bodies accountable to wide stakeholder groups. We are well-versed in managing the additional complexities and extended timescales that arise from the decision-making process in such situations. We recognize the need for careful support and sensitive guidance. We believe that the best results emerge from fostering an easy-going atmosphere while maintaining a clearly documented decision-making process.
Teamwork & Leadership
Most construction projects require a team of specialist advisors across various disciplines, relying on the skills of numerous individuals to bring them to fruition.
We possess extensive experience in leading, coordinating, and managing large design and delivery teams, serving as the primary point of contact for our clients.
The success of any project hinges on effective communication, establishing clear responsibilities, and fostering an open and collaborative working