Testimonials

Delivering sustainable developments and making successful places is about so much more than design. MAX Architects would be nothing without the wider cast of people we work with.

From those Clients who choose to work with us, to the Consultants who enable our designs, to the Contractors who deliver our work on site and ultimately to the people who occupy our buildings, a great many talented people help us deliver our ideas. These are just a few of the people who we love working with and who validate what we do.

Steve Sanham

Director, Common Projects

I have worked with Max on a variety of cool schemes for over 15 years and always enjoyed it.

MAX Architects have the capability of a big office with the benefits of a smaller one. As a client I know we will get to work closely with Max as well as the impressive team around him. As a practice they are highly creative as designers but also creative from a development perspective.

Max understands the drivers which create value and the risks that go with it. As a client this is both refreshing and reassuring. They make beautiful, purposeful buildings but they also have core values which reflect our own, with people and place at the heart of things.

Above all, they are good people and that matters.

Harry Badham

UK Director of Development, AXA REIM

I have worked with Max Architects on various development and masterplanning projects for the past 15 years. They have been consistently excellent in their understanding of our aims and their performance of design and delivery services. For this reason MAX were invited to tender on the redevelopment and repositioning of a large scale mixed-use project in central London. Their design was a stand-out response, intelligently dealing with the challenges of a complex and constrained site and setting out a high quality mixed use project (retail, leisure, office and PRS residential).

They managed the planning process and added significant value to the asset both through this stage and the subsequent detailed design and delivery. The team not only dealt with the different design disciplines required but also showed very strong delivery capabilities during the D&B phase. The team were a pleasure to work with.

Matthew Bird

Development Manager, RLAM (Royal London Asset Management)

I rate MAX Architects highly. We have recently completed the 150,000 sq ft 25 Wilton in Victoria which was designed and delivered through all stages by Max and his team. Their contribution and performance has been outstanding. Their committed and collaborative approach with consultants and contractors has helped us to deliver considerable added value from a tired office building on a difficult site.

They are highly creative, which enables us to create a product that stands out in the market, but they also really understand the development drivers that make successful projects and they deliver what they have designed with care and skill. 25 Wilton has been one of the most successful projects I have worked on. They saw the opportunity for a mixed use approach and have created an innovative and very high quality building. From a personal perspective, it has been an enjoyable and highly collaborative process. MAX Architects have been central to creating a working environment geared towards teamwork and cooperation.

I have recommended their services to my colleagues who have also been impressed by their approach.

Robin Langton

Chair, Slade Gardens Community Play Association

Over three years ago Slade Gardens Community Play asked MAX Architects to assemble a team and design a building that would excite Lambeth enough to back us on our quest for a community asset transfer. Such was the response from a board of seven officers to the new building that we were encouraged to go for planning. Max and his team ran the community consultation, adapted the project to satisfy a number of local residents concerns and worked with us, within the community, to secure the vital support that a building on public land requires.

This commitment with their fellow consultants was made pro bono without which this long standing children’s facility’s future would have floundered. The project now has planning permission and is proceeding through funding milestones towards realisation. MAX Architects continue to drive the project forwards and help us navigate the public sector challenges.

John Gribbin

Contracts Manager, Kier Construction London

We were impressed by the positive and proactive approach of Max’s team and how closely they worked with us to resolve the numerous issues presented by this complex project. I would certainly work with MAX Architects again.