About us

Award-winning architects delivering unique and elegant buildings, structures & spaces

reForm Architects’ international team combines experience, commitment and innovation to offer a diverse range of clients a highly professional design led service.

We are friendly and approachable and see a close collaboration with our clients, design teams and contractors as an essential and enjoyable part of any project.

We do not adhere to an architectural style, which can often compromise a relevant design response.  Instead reForm offers a contemporary and eclectic approach that treats problems as opportunities to deliver unique and elegant buildings and spaces.

Following a successful collaboration on a number of Award Winning projects in the Netherlands, reForm has established UK partnership with IAA Architecten enabling us to deliver a broader range and scale of projects for our UK Clients.

How we work

reForm believes that well-designed buildings and spaces are vital for successful and sustainable towns and communities. All good design must be functional, but it must also be humane and be well loved by its clients, users and the wider community. This benefits everyone and enriches our shared culture, and is only achievable if the needs and challenges of the client are fully understood from the outset.

Our approach is to consider each project and each Client’s needs as unique. We then adopt a rigorous but highly creative approach to bring out the maximum value in each specific circumstance. The right balance of financial, environmental, logistical, social and cultural value is achieved through our highly collaborative, ‘can do’ attitude.

The impact of design on the environment is greater than ever before, for better or worse. We now have the knowledge and capabilities to ensure that our design decisions have a positive impact, and help create a sustainable world.

reForm’s Directors and the reForm team have extensive experience of designing housing, commercial, education and transport projects in the UK and Europe, winning numerous RIBA, Civic Trust, CABE and international awards.

Team

Nik Randall

Managing Director

Nik was previously a Partner at Brookes Stacey Randall and was founder and Chairman of Space Craft Architects. Some of the projects featured on this website are the work of Nik and his former companies. He chairs reForm’s in-house project review process and is responsible for establishing and maintaining design standards across all projects. Many of his practices’ buildings have won significant awards and have been widely featured internationally by the architectural and popular media.

Andrew Dawes

Director

Andrew is a Director at reForm Architects with over 25 years experience in a wide range of building typologies and scales, carrying numerous projects through from conception to completion. He has worked in design-led practices in Holland, Germany and England, and established and ran his own practice in both Amsterdam and London prior to joining reForm Architects.

John Patrick

Financial Director

John brings over 25 years of successful business development to reForm Architects. In 2005 John led a team acquiring Seward, a company manufacturing a range of laboratory equipment used in, life sciences, food and water analysis and forensic science. John helped turn the Seward around, from a negative net worth to a vibrant profitable business today. Sales at Seward are worldwide with 60% being exported through branch offices in the US and Far East. Plans are now being developed to re-design the product range.

Collaboration

Harry Abels and Nik Randall, the Managing Directors of IAA Architecten and reForm Architects, have collaborated on several award winning projects together in the Netherlands for more than 15 years. UK clients can now benefit from this established partnership, with project teams carefully assembled to combine local knowledge with international expertise, sharing data and staff across offices.

With offices in London, Amsterdam and Enschede their combined resources of over 70 architects, interior designers, building managers, building technicians, engineers, landscape architects and urbanists have successfully delivered a number of joint education, housing, healthcare, hotels, leisure and transport projects.

Our design approach is one where ideas, from concepts to details, are explored through sketches, physical models, CAD drawings and BIM. Combining the inputs of the entire design team and contractor each BIM model is developed as a fully coordinated design tool, reducing problems both during and after construction.

With over 45 years of successful project delivery we provide a highly efficient and professional service for clients in the UK and Northern Europe.

Awards

NLA New London Awards 2016 – People’s Choice Winner

AR MIPIM Future Projects Awards 2016 – Big Urban Projects, Commended

Royal Fine Art Sunday Times Building of the Year Award – Specialist Winner

Kensington and Chelsea Design Awards

Shapemakers Award for Innovative use of Aluminium

RIBA Regional Award

Civic Trust Award

Leading European Architects’ Forum – Masterplan of the Year, Commended

RIBA Award

Downland Award

Croydon Design Award

British Steel Colourcoat Building Award – Commended

Civic Trust Award

International Interchange of the Year

NCE Awards

CABE Building Sights Award – Highly Commended

Local Government News Street Design Competition – Winner of the Waterways Category

Suffolk Preservation Society – Alfred Williams Prize for 21st Century Architecture

Civic Trust (Special Lighting) Award

Civic Trust Award

RIBA Regional Award

Evening Standard, New Homes Award – Best New Development in Affordable Homes Sector

Manchester Evening News Awards – Best Restoration

What House? Awards – Best Apartment, Silver

Civic Trust Awards – Commendation

Civic Trust Awards – Regional Finalist

Southend Borough Council Annual Design Awards – Commendation for New Build

RIBA Regional Award – Shortlisted

LABC Building Excellence Award – Finalist for Best Educational Development

Green Apple Award for the Built Environment – Bronze

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