We immerse ourselves in communities to uncover their needs and ambitions.
We believe that by gaining a thorough understanding of the people we work with, and their context, is key to helping them realise their vision.
We consider a project’s long-term sustainability, even if it means telling someone they don’t need a new building after all.
We often act as match-makers, initiating mutually beneficial partnerships between socially motivated site owners and complementary organisations.
And when it's needed, we design better spaces and places for everyone.
We believe that inclusivity is to recognise that an individual’s experience of the built environment can be entirely different because of their background.
Since 1969, we have evolved an immersive and user-focused approach to design, and discovered ways to engage meaningfully with people who otherwise have little influence.
With these innovative and pragmatic design processes, we create uplifting places for people.
“They offer much more than just an architectural service, as their collaborative approach, and the way they immerse themselves in the understanding of our needs goes far beyond a normal design service. ”Joy Doal MBEChief Executive, Anawim
“In addition to their technical skills, the team at APEC bring a wealth of creative, strategic thinking, community engagement and fundraising expertise to their projects.”Richard BeardCEO, The Jericho Foundation
“The Community Hall has transformed our ministry, mission and outreach and we are delighted with it. It was a right decision to engage APEC when we did.”Revd Gavin Douglas OBESS Mary & Margaret Church
“We asked the almost impossible... and APEC have done it! The result has already made hardened volunteers speechless with joy.”Canon Rob MorrisTeam Rector of Kings Norton Parish